[ExchangeList] Re: Spam Filter

  • From: "Ray Dzek" <Ray.Dzek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 11:57:51 -0700

We use a linux box in front of Exchange and use SpamAssassin and some
other neat linux tools to pre-filter the garbage before it ever gets to
our exchange server.  It an open source product so it is "free".  Free
means the software doesn't have a price, but you still need a box and
some linux skills to set it up.  We have been using linux and
SpamAssassin for about 3 years now with excellent results.  TCO is
extremely low, as there are no subscription fees, and the hardware is an
older windows server that has been re-tasked with running linux.  If you
ever wanted to add linux to your skill set, this is an excellent project
with which to do so.  Linux is not for everything, but it does email and
email processing really well.


From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lee Ann Swanson
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 7:09 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Spam Filter

I know this has been addressed before, but I'll ask again...

What is the current feeling on anti-spam products for Exchange?

I've gone from using nothing, to Exchange IMF, to Symantec products
etc... And am just curious what others feel is the best and most
cost-effective solution.

Thanks much!

Lee Swanson

Watertown, SD

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