SPAM Blocking Help

Hi all,
We are looking at buying spam blocking software. I would prefer a software
solution that does not require changing our MX record. Are there any
products you can recommend?
Thanks for your input.....


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Bob
2/23/2004 9:23:59 PM
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I like GFI Mail Essentials at www.gfi.com with newly released Bayesian
Analysis or ORF Filter from www.vamsoft.com .
Here is link of products http://www.msexchange.org/software/Anti_Spam/

-- 
John Oliver, Jr.
MCSE, MCT, CCNA, Exchange MVP
Microsoft Certified Partner

"Bob Dickens" <bdickens@-no-spam-shastacollege.edu> wrote in message
news:OegzaNl%23DHA.220@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
> We are looking at buying spam blocking software. I would prefer a software
> solution that does not require changing our MX record. Are there any
> products you can recommend?
> Thanks for your input.....
>
>


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jcoliverjr (1013)
2/23/2004 10:41:25 PM
"Bob Dickens" <bdickens@-no-spam-shastacollege.edu> wrote in message
news:OegzaNl%23DHA.220@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
> We are looking at buying spam blocking software. I would prefer a software
> solution that does not require changing our MX record. Are there any
> products you can recommend?
> Thanks for your input.....
>

I've found that Outlook 03 (cached mode) set on high for the junkmail filter
catches about 60% or so, it's a cheap option... We're trying it out right
now on a few machines that seem to get a lot of spam and it's helped a ton.
If the spam picks up again, then we may have to look at server side filters.


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martind (21)
2/23/2004 10:53:03 PM
Thanks for the input. I will research the Mail Essentials program.
For Outlook 03 , do you need to be running exchange 03?
"Martin" <martind@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Bob Dickens" <bdickens@-no-spam-shastacollege.edu> wrote in message
> news:OegzaNl%23DHA.220@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Hi all,
> > We are looking at buying spam blocking software. I would prefer a
software
> > solution that does not require changing our MX record. Are there any
> > products you can recommend?
> > Thanks for your input.....
> >
>
> I've found that Outlook 03 (cached mode) set on high for the junkmail
filter
> catches about 60% or so, it's a cheap option... We're trying it out right
> now on a few machines that seem to get a lot of spam and it's helped a
ton.
> If the spam picks up again, then we may have to look at server side
filters.
>
>


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Bob
2/23/2004 11:57:26 PM
"Bob Dickens" <bdickens@-no-spam-shastacollege.edu> wrote in message
news:uibtNjm%23DHA.688@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Thanks for the input. I will research the Mail Essentials program.
> For Outlook 03 , do you need to be running exchange 03?
> "Martin" <martind@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:403a8320$1@news.nucleus.com...
> >
> > "Bob Dickens" <bdickens@-no-spam-shastacollege.edu> wrote in message
> > news:OegzaNl%23DHA.220@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi all,
> > > We are looking at buying spam blocking software. I would prefer a
> software
> > > solution that does not require changing our MX record. Are there any
> > > products you can recommend?
> > > Thanks for your input.....
> > >
> >
> > I've found that Outlook 03 (cached mode) set on high for the junkmail
> filter
> > catches about 60% or so, it's a cheap option... We're trying it out
right
> > now on a few machines that seem to get a lot of spam and it's helped a
> ton.
> > If the spam picks up again, then we may have to look at server side
> filters.
> >


Hi Bob,

No, you do not need to run Exchange 2003.   We're running 5.5 with clients
on 2003 and I've been quite happy with the way it's been working out.  The
initial bit can take awhile to download based on the user's mailbox, but
even over a vpn wan it didn't take us that long with 20+mb or so mailboxes.

The nice thing is you can work away in OL03 while it sucks all the stuff
down the pipe on to the local hard disk.  If the link ever goes down, users
still have access to all their mail, contacts etc.  Once link is back up,
everything syncs again, 2003 has done such a wonderful job of this (imho)
So much nicer then using OSTs.... definitely give this a go.  We ran a trial
on an msdn 03 and one retail for a week and the next day ponied up for some
licenses.

Be aware, that if you are running 5.5 now and down the road plan to go to
exchange 2003, it may be cheaper to actually buy exchange 2003 and your CALs
now even if you don't migrate for several months.  In our case, we do plan
to move to exch 03, but since an 03 cal includes rights to outlook 03 and is
~67usd (iirc) where as if you just go with outlook 2003 cals they are over
or around ~100.

Have fun!


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martind (21)
2/24/2004 2:25:59 PM
We use Hexamail Guard. They also have a version that plugs directly into
Exchange 2000/2003. I would check them out. It filters >96% of all our spam.

Lars

"Bob Dickens" <bdickens@-no-spam-shastacollege.edu> wrote in message
news:OegzaNl%23DHA.220@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi all,
> We are looking at buying spam blocking software. I would prefer a software
> solution that does not require changing our MX record. Are there any
> products you can recommend?
> Thanks for your input.....
>
>


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larsj (3)
2/26/2004 10:11:29 AM
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