[unisog] Barracuda effectiveness (vs Puremessage)

hermit hermit921 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 19 15:16:05 GMT 2007


Our mail admins decided the Microsoft spam filters were good and eliminated our MailScanner
systems.  After several months of increasing failure, they decided they had to purchase some new
anti-spam appliances to run in front of Exchange.

hermit921


--- Lee Weers <weersl at central.edu> wrote:

> My supervisor is unhappy with the amount of spam that is getting through
> our Barracuda and has asked me to research Microsoft's Exchange Hosted
> services product.  Has anybody tested or switch to Microsoft for their
> antispam filtering?  How do you like it, how configurable to the user is
> it?  How is the reporting? 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: unisog-bounces at lists.dshield.org
> [mailto:unisog-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Stephen John
> Smoogen
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:39 PM
> To: UNIversity Security Operations Group
> Subject: Re: [unisog] Barracuda effectiveness (vs Puremessage)
> 
> Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, 17 Jul 2007, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> > 
> >> mcclenbw at oneonta.edu wrote:
> > 
> > ...
> >> The one issue I have seen with the PureMessage and some other SPAM 
> >> units is that they default to using the 'free' lists that spamhaus 
> >> and the rest provide.. and if you have a large enough email list you 
> >> end up getting throttled by spamhaus (if the emails asking you to 
> >> change your
> > 
> > If you join Spamhaus they will let you use the 'free' lists at high 
> > rates
> > - you needn't switch to zone transfers unless that is what you prefer.
> 
> > Membership is not expensive.
> > 
> 
> Ah thanks. Was there anything interesting needed to get PureMessage (if
> you use that) to not go to the default free one? [As you can probably
> tell I am not the primary email adminstrator :), I just love statistics
> so helped on that part.]
> 
> --
> Stephen Smoogen -- ITS/Linux Administrator
>   MSC02 1520 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001
>   Phone: (505) 277-7343  Email: smooge at unm.edu  How far that little
> candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed  in a naughty world. =
> Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"
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