[Dshield] RE: Spam Filter for MS Exchange Server
klotz at pobox.com
Tue Jan 20 22:33:24 GMT 2004
I've recently been doing a little research for our company and stumbled upon
SpamBayes, though since it's a client based program it may not be what you
want. We had a similar situation where the pres was tired of getting v14gra
adds, but at the same time he doesn't like spending money.
I've got it installed on my machine as an Outlook plugin. The one downside
for your situation (possibly) is that A) you have to train it, and B) there
is a "Likely Spam" folder which you'll have to sort thru from time to time.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at dshield.org
> [mailto:list-bounces at dshield.org] On Behalf Of Deb Hale
> Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 3:40 PM
> To: 'Smith, Donald'; list at dshield.org; handler at incidents.org
> Subject: [Dshield] RE: Spam Filter for MS Exchange Server
> Donald -
> >> How much $$$ are you allowed to spend.
> I guess it depends on the features of the program. This
> is a small not
> for profit organization and the funds
> aren't unlimited, however the President is a deaconess
> in her church
> and is very offended by some of the smut mail.
> I think somewhere between $300 to $1000 depending on the
> features and
> the reliability.
> >> Will it be integrated with your Corp virus wall?
> They are using Symantec Nav for Exchange. It would be
> great if they
> can integrate.
> >> Are false negatives (positives) acceptable and WHICH
> would your CEO
> rather have.
> Either - they have a person in the office that manages their
> network, that person would also be tasked with
> checking the trash bin and forwarding any mail that is held by
> >> If a little spam gets in but no real email gets dropped
> is that ok.
> I would say yes. I would like to also offer them a
> solution that
> lets them pick and choose who they have in their
> accepted list. Allow them to train the software :) -
> add email that
> are ok and ones to always block. (I use Postini
> - and I can add domains and individuals to my rejected filter.)
> >> Or would he rather have no spam (ok that's not really
> available) and
> loose a few real emails?
> I have already warned them that none of the solutions are 100%.
> They have to be trained :) and this takes a while,
> and the spammers continue to get creative and figure
> out ways to fool
> the filter. Again, it is the matter of
> training the software what is acceptable.
> Donald.Smith at qwest.com GCIA
> I violate protocols for a living:-)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Deb Hale [mailto:haled at pionet.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 2:14 PM
> > To: list at dshield.org; handler at incidents.org
> > Subject: Spam Filter for MS Exchange Server
> > I am looking for a spam filter program to run on an Exchange
> > 2000 server (25
> > users) to filter junk before it hits the users inbox. (The
> > President of the
> > company is tired of all of the Viagra ad's and breast
> > enlargement ad's. :)
> > ) I am looking for input from the "experts" about which are
> > the best. Do
> > any of you have any recommendations? Anyone used this type of
> > software that
> > can recommend which is the best?
> > Deb
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