RE: GFI Mail Essentials

  • From: "Richard Spencer" <rspencer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 17:28:57 -0600

We used GFI for a while and had very few problems. We ran into an issue
once with its ability to handle bounces it ended up logging an email
over and over to tune of 260MB of log space.  That was an isolated
incident, though.  There is still a good deal of overhead in that your
admin needs to setup and configure the rules and upkeep them.  It was
easy to setup and use, just a little more time consuming that we wanted.

I can highly recommend MessageLabs as an excellent SPAM and VIRUS
catching service.  It is a recurring monthly charge, but, in my opinion
well worth it.  I think only pay $100-$200 a month.  Don't quote me on
that though.  We currently get about 70% spam mail (about 100-150k per
month), we do a lot of work for banks so, everybody spams us.  The
service has reduced my overhead down to managing white/black lists and
that's it.  

If you would like a contact over there, feel free to email me directly
at rspencer@xxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: Graeme Robertson [mailto:gster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 5:15 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] GFI Mail Essentials

Hello to one an all,

I am a bit of a novice when it comes to exchange server 2000 and have
recently started working at a small company where span is a big problem.
have been investigating anti spam software and GFI Mail essentials seems
be the best viable option as I am working for a small company with
budget. All the reviews I have read have been very good, however I
very much like to hear the views of anyone who has used it (particularly
a small corporate environment) and would like to hear their opinions or
problems they may have found.

Many Thanks

Graeme Robertson

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