News

GFI Offers Freeware Enterprise Anti-Spam Tool for Exchange

Is spam becoming a serious problem on your Exchange servers? Messaging tools vendor GFI is offering a way for enterprises to back into anti-spamming tools without committing money up front.

The company on Wednesday announced a freeware version of its server-based, anti-spam component of GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP 8. The software runs on Exchange 2000, Exchange 5.5, Lotus Notes and SMTP mail servers.

The freeware version checks e-mail senders against GFI's blacklist, allows administrators to maintain local blacklists at the server level and provides a whitelist management tool. Spam blacklists check e-mails against a database of known spammers and blocks e-mails from offending domains. Spam whitelists allow organizations to always allow mail through from certain senders or domains. The freeware version checks messages against the ORDB and Spamhaus real-time blacklists.

The free download is a 60-day trial version of GFI MailEssentials, a toolset that also includes e-mail disclaimers, mail archiving and monitoring, Internet mail reporting, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading. The anti-spam features will work after the 60-day trial period ends, according to GFI.

The download is available at www.gfi.com/mes.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Microsoft Warns IT Pros on Windows Netlogon Fix Coming Next Month

    Microsoft on Thursday issued a reminder to organizations to ensure that their systems are properly patched for a "Critical"-rated Windows Netlogon vulnerability before next month's "update Tuesday" patch distribution arrives.

  • Microsoft Nudging Skype for Business Users to Teams

    Microsoft on Thursday announced some perks and prods for Skype for Business unified communications users, with the aim of moving them to the Microsoft Teams collaboration service instead.

  • How To Improve Windows 10's Sound and Video Quality

    Windows 10 comes with built-in tools that can help users get the most out of their sound and video hardware.

  • Microsoft Offers More 'Solorigate' Advice Using Microsoft 365 Defender Tools

    Microsoft issued yet another article with advice on how to use its Microsoft 365 Defender suite of tools to protect against "Solorigate" advanced persistent threat types of attacks in a Thursday announcement.

comments powered by Disqus