An electronic mail is one of the most preferred modes of sending information across the world. Billions of emails pass between senders and recipients every day. These emails contain texts, videos, pictures, documents, and every other known form of content. Emails can be classified as professional emails, which are communicated between organizations, and personal emails. The transfer of these emails between the sender and the recipient occurs in a protected form through a secure email gateway service.
As crazy as it is to believe, spammers would not keep throwing out spam unless they got a return on their investment. So, while it might seem unlikely that someone would fall for the fake pill spam that has been going around forever, somebody must be falling for it or it would have died out a long time ago.
Everyone uses Gmail. After all, it’s free. And what’s even better is that it comes with free spam filtering. Of course, the old adage you get what you pay for still applies, and that was never more apparent than this week when Gmail’s spam filtering broke down and stopped working.
It was apparent almost instantly. From Newsgram, “Gmail users around the world were complaining about spam messages flooding their inbox over the weekend as the Google service was apparently suffering from a widespread problem with its email filters. Several Gmail users took to Twitter and other social media platforms like reddit to convey they were being bombarded with spam messages.”
Everyone will acknowledge that spam emails are a constant nuisance. Spam remains a regular interruption in our daily lives, where we have to spend time to open and delete those emails. Though not always, they also pose severe threats to our systems and can cripple our networks. Spamming in today’s digital era is a billion-dollar industry where companies even go so far as to use this as a professional technique to promote their services.
Candidates running for political office today, especially those running for president, have to get their message out. And more and more that means sending out emails. Lots of emails. Emails that can easily be misinterpreted as spam.
Most spam is annoying, but harmless. Unless of course it’s the basis of a sextortion scam. If you’re not familiar, sextortion is a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort money or sexual favors from the victim. For instance, if someone threatens that they can blame you for child pornography and will do so unless you pay them a ransom, that’s a form of sextortion.
There’s a lot of spam out there. More than 14.5 billion spam messages are sent each day by some estimates. To the extent that anyone thinks about it, they probably envision that spam coming from a bunch of spammers in some third-world countries, but that’s rarely the case.
A remote vulnerability has been discovered in the EXIM email server that allows an attacker to run commands as root.
If your mail server is running EXIM our email gateway can offer you complete protection from this exploit and can keep your users safe. The service is cloud-deployed and fully managed and can scale from a single domain to hosting providers needing filtering for tens of thousands of domains.
Spam is one of the most ubiquitous and costly annoyances to companies today. It clogs inboxes. It consumes storage space and bogs down email servers. And it consumes tremendous amounts of bandwidth with frivolous or dangerous messages and traffic. With the yearly increase in the volume of spam, finding the right spam blocking solution is vitally important to business, because without effective spam blocking, productivity can and will grind to a halt.
Spam is more than a nuisance — it is a scourge that, if unchecked will wreak havoc on an entire organization. In the best case, inboxes are flooded with oceans of superfluous email, and servers are overwhelmed. In the worst case, spam can be a vector for malicious attachments, malware and viruses.
We are making two new changes to the way that the email system processes mail in an attempt to cut down on spam. We are adding additional validations and checks to ensure that the domains mentioned in the SMTP envelope are valid and have a functional DNS record.
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Each year, an increasing number of spam emails are sent to corporate employees, threatening to clog corporate email servers and slow productivity to a crawl. With the rising concern to business that spam has created, more organizations are turning to cloud-based spam filtering solutions to ameliorate the threat of disruption from spam.
Spam is more than just an annoyance, and effective spam filtering is a critical part of any IT security plan. Each day, corporate email servers are inundated with a vast amount of spam. To combat this rising tide, organizations need sophisticated spam filtering. When proper spam filtering is in place, employee inboxes are kept free of unwanted messages, and unwanted traffic stays off the network.
Email is the lifeblood of your organization, but when spam intrudes, it can go beyond a pure annoyance and become a real threat to the bottom line.
A lack of spam protection is the gateway to additional security threats; it is a vector for spear-phishing and ransomware attacks. It can contain CEO fraud attempts and compromise business email. Most of the security breaches in business today begin with an email.
Backend logistics like payment options, renewal rates, bitcoin, wire transfer may not necessarily be huge advancements in our spam filtering technology, but they are responses to customer feedback.
We now offer a monthly payment option for Spam Filtering, Email Quarantine and Backup MX. You’ll get a massive discount when you order annual service, but if you need monthly billing that option is available right now.
All Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products
Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Some of these products are in widespread use throughout government and industry. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
We are happy to announce that the Smart Quarantine services a feature that was previously only available on accounts with more than 150 email addresses is now available for all of our Email Gateway and Email Forwarding clients.
Smart quarantine all but eliminates false positives for messages misclassified as spam.
Servers in multiple Geographic Zones
We care about your data privacy and security as well as creating the most redundant network possible for your Spam Filtering needs.
We feel that one way to ensure that our network is as robust as possible is to have servers in multiple data centers around the globe. So that if there are any regional or local connectivity problems that the network will be self healing and your mail will continue to flow. To this end we have build out a point of presence in the Amazon Frankfurt Germany data center because it provides not only geographic diversity but also allows our customers in the EU a filtering option that keeps their mail within the boundaries of the European Union.
We are the company that runs the email services for Nettica.com, and I wanted to reach out to you personally and thank you for being a client and to inform you about some upcoming changes to the system.
We have learned a lot in the past few months by listening to your needs and trying to address them. One of the biggest complaint that we have from Nettica customers is that the spam filtering could be improved and that the credits system is not easy to understand. Addressing these issues will be our updates to the way that things work.
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We have just added a new feature to the admin portal, and it is the ability to select a threshold for your inbound spam filtering. Depending on your business needs you can set the threshold to either low, medium or high and our system will then apply a different set of rules and thresholds to your mail.
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