GFI boosts spam detection with new MailEssentials 2010

GFI releases new version of anti-spam solution

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GFI boosts spam detection with new MailEssentials 2010 GFI MailEssentials 2010 includes a range of new features to combat spam.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 15, 2010

SMB infrastructure provider GFI has released the latest version of its anti-spam software, GFI MailEssentials 2010.

The new version of the software includes nee features to boost spam detection and capture, and better administration of the solution.

GFI says that MailEssentials is able to achieve a capture rate for spam of over 99%, with the lowest number of false positives. The software uses two separate anti-spam filters to achieve the highest levels of performance.

Among the features of the new software are ‘grey listing' which enables administrators to identify spam originating from non-RFC compliant mail servers. RFC-compliance standards issued by the Internet Engineering Task Force, in part govern email communications procedures, to cut unidentified email, with non-RFC compliant mail servers often being used by spammers. For each new SMTP transmission, GFI MailEssentials records the sender, recipient and sending mail server's IP address and will reject the email with a temporary failure message. Compliant email servers are expected to try and resend the message after a few minutes - if the information is confirmed, future messages will not be reject. Non-compliant mail servers do not try to resend the message.

Walter Scott, CEO of GFI commented: "Spam is a real problem for everyone, especially SMBs who depend on email to run their business. With spam rates hitting 75% and up of all email received, implementing spam filters is a must today. Spam is a time-waster, exposes the organization to social engineering and malware attacks apart from impacting negatively on bandwidth and server performance.

"GFI MailEssentials enjoys an excellent reputation in the SMB market and the new features in our latest release combine to improve even further spam capture rates and facilitate spam management. With over 99% of spam filtered by GFI MailEssentials and an industry-low number of false positives, SMBs will see the immediate benefits when implementing the solution on their email server," Scott added.

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