Would it be feasible to manage legitimate business contacts by exception? I'm not sure about GFI but most enterprise spam tools have interfaces to port legitimate contacts into a white/allowed senders list so that legitimate mail is delivered normally to this group. If you have a CRM/businss app or even a contact list in AD you can port the business contacts from these sources and add them to your white list. You can even schedule if you want a zero-touch option. There's a whole raft of options to manage spam but they are all compromises to some extent and ultimately end up being a trade-off of automation versus accuracy. * No change, Keep the existing junk senders rule and live with it. * Don't filter, * Send spam to another person to filter for legitimate (eg. PA) * Prepend SPAM text to subject for easier classification * Deliver to Administrator holding area for review by exception * Reduce filter accuracy to allow more legitimate hits (but this will increase SPAM), tradeoff * Only filter known SPAM sources * Block by exception * Greylisting (works wonders) * Dynamic whitelisting * etc... Bear in mind, no current spam solution will ever provide 100% accuracy, and thats not even thinking about that whole "one persons spam is another persons email, vica-versa" argument. Hope this helps _____ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Crain Sent: Friday, 30 November 2007 9:43 AM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Opinion What is the best Spam filter on the market? Right now I use GFI which does a really good job of sending stuff to a junk mail folder, ready for the but?, but the partners here don't want to spend time going through that folder looking for legitimate emails. Go figure! Right now they are looking at off sight spam filtering. Any opinions on that? Suggestions? Any thoughts or ideas would be helpful. Thanks. Dan Daniel A. Crain Systems Administrator 201 East Pine Street, Suite 1200 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: 407-422-4310 DanC@xxxxxxxxxxxx NOTE: The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify Dan Crain at DanC@xxxxxxxxxxxx immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Thank you. -------------------------------------------------------- Insearch CRICOS Provider Code: 00859D Celebrating 30 years of achievement _____________________________________________________ DISCLAIMER This email message and any accompanying attachments may contain confidential information. If you are not the named and intended recipient, you must not read, use, copy, disclose, or distribute this message, any attachments, or the information contained in this message. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the message immediately. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender expressly, and with authority, states them to be the views of Insearch Limited. There is no warranty that this message and any attachments are error or virus free.