SPAM E-MAIL

  cyberqueen 13:30 13 Jul 2009
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My company is getting loads of spam and we are in the process of outsourcing the hosting of our e-mail. we would like one that does spam filtering. Which would be the best one???

  Clapton is God 13:51 13 Jul 2009

How long is a piece of string?

If you're about to outsource and are worried about spam, then that's one of the (many) questions you should be asking of any potential hosting company.

  cyberqueen 14:01 13 Jul 2009

I have been looking and narrowed it down to 3 possibles - messagelabs, email-protection.co.uk and mailfilteruk.com, have you had any experience with any of them?

  Clapton is God 14:04 13 Jul 2009

No, but as I've already said you should now be asking questions of these people.

You're not planning to appoint them without first having met them face-to-face and spoken to them are you?

  wiz-king 14:08 13 Jul 2009

I have been using Messagelabs at work for about a year and it does a good job. It has been taken over by Symantic recently and is still doing a good job of removing spam, I check it most days but have not found any false positive - I work for a medicine manufacturer and have not found my orders in with the Viagra!

  cyberqueen 14:56 13 Jul 2009

Clapton - I realise I should be asking them questions and only an idiot would hand over money and appoint them without speaking to them face to face but I wanted un-biased reviews from people already using their services like the pleasant straight forward un-sarcastic respone wiz-king has given ( thank you wiz-king )

wiz-king - are messagelabs not expensive?
mailfilteruk.com seem to do the same thing but alot more cost-effective

  Clapton is God 15:02 13 Jul 2009

"I realise I should be asking them questions"

Excellent.

But unfortunately, I'm not a mind reader and wasn't able to ascertain that from your original post.

  wiz-king 16:20 13 Jul 2009

Messagelabs charged us £775 for 20 e-mail addresses filtered for spam, viruses and other nasties for a year. As we get about 400 e-mails a day its not to bad - saves me a lot of time but I do miss the occasional funny e-mail telling me I have won the lottery.

  I am Spartacus 17:20 13 Jul 2009

I work for an organisation with around 100,000 employees with a scanning service supplied by Cable&Wireless in partnership with MessageLabs. I don't recall ever getting a spam email.

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