Posts Tagged ‘Spam’

Ideal for anti-spam filtering and day-to-day email maintenance

May 26th, 2009

We have recently launched a new anti-spam filtering system – the Doteasy Email Protection System. This new anti spam service has now replaced the previous Doteasy Spam and Email Virus Protection Service.

Why is the Doteasy Email Protection System better?

The Doteasy Email Protection System is a versatile rule-based enterprise level anti-spam system. It is more flexible and scalable than the previous Doteasy Spam and Email Virus Protection Service.

One of the key features of the Doteasy Email Protection System is that it allows you the ability to allow each of your email users to set their custom spam threshold.

Powerful features include:

  • Simple-to-use – The web based interface comes in both Simplified and Advanced modes, allowing you to easily set custom filter policies and review spam quarantine.
  • Customizable – Each user quarantine account has the ability to customize their own spam threshold.
  • Flexible – In addition to black and white-list, you can set different domain, sender, host and file extensions filtering and deposition rules.
  • Reliable – The system can correctly identify and effectively block spam and emails due to virus or suspicious attachments. You can also generate interesting statistics on where spam is coming from.
  • Complete control – You control the frequency of notification emails as well as the display of your account web interface (quick-links, date format, number of spam quarantine messages displayed, message order, and much more).

If you are looking for a easy-to-use solution for anti-spam filtering and day-to-day email maintenance, then the Doteasy Email Protection System is perfect for you. The service is compatible with all Doteasy web hosting packages and is only US$6.95/month (on a 6-month billing term).

You can order the Doteasy Email Protection System through your Member Zone, or you can contact us at: https://www.doteasy.com/ContactUs/SMS

Not sure if the Doteasy Email Protection System suits your needs? Try it first on our 30-day full money-back guarantee!

For more information on the Doteasy Email Protection System, please visit http://doteasy.com/EasyBox/EmailProtection/index.cfm.

What do you have to offer?

December 13th, 2007

Barracuda Network released their annual spam report yesterday.

According to their study,

1) The majority of business professionals view spam email as the worst form of junk advertising – worse than postal junk mail and telemarketing calls,

worst junk advertising

2) spam email accounted for 90 to 95 percent of all email in 2007, up from an estimated five percent of email in 2001

spam

This is interesting.

Let’s pretend this is my business card:

demo business card

Traditionally, business card is a means to show people what you have to offer. Fallen in the right hands, my business card will tell people the basic information as to the service I offer and/or the organization that I am a apart of. It’s a great way to make sure people remember who I am.

However, looking at the card in a different light, clearly plastered on my business card are three nice and easy avenues for junk advertising – telephone, postal and email spam.

Spam in my inbox

October 18th, 2007

Even though it is still quite awhile until the prime-time December-shopping season, many of us have already noticed an increase in the spam in our email boxes.

How did they know my email address?

Spammers can:

“harvest” email addresses from web pages,
subscribe to other mailing lists to gain access to other subscribers’ addresses,
use programs to send spam to computer-generated email addresses. They do not need to know whether the generated address exists or not, that’s what ‘undeliverable’ bounce-backs are for,
purchase your email address from companies that specialize in #3 above.
What can I do to fight spam?

The simplest way is to filter your emails. If you get spam messages from email addresses of a particular domain name or IP address, you block that domain name/IP address. If you get spam about “Viagra”, you block all messages with “Viagra” in the message.

This is content filtering, which can be achieved using the mail processing rules and content filtering rules in your Doteasy webmail system.

If you are currently on the old Doteasy webmail system, contact us for a free upgrade to the new Doteasy SmartMail system. The Doteasy SmartMail system offers a very intuitive, open-ended content filtering processor that allows you to set your own filtering criteria for spam detection and email-handling.
Another way to filter email is by using an anti-spam program. The Doteasy Spam & Email Virus Protection service is an optional email upgrade service that scans and filters your emails against hourly-updated spam definitions. It uses a scoring system to grade the email based on keywords and other characteristics commonly used by spammers. Emails are scanned at the server-level, prior to delivery to your inbox, and then handled based on pre-set criteria, or criteria customized by you (ie. you can further train the filters to work better for you).

The service is US$6.95/month and it includes protection for all email accounts under your domain. Note that we do offer a 30-day full money-back guarantee, that way you can test it out before you commit to the full 6-month billing term.

Click here for more information.
If you prefer using a POP email client to access your emails, you may want to check out the Mozilla Thunderbird.

You can further install an anti-spam program onto your computer to help you scan emails in your POP mail client. McAfee Spam Killer is one of such programs.
Anything else I can do?

I personally keep a few email addresses, and I designate a couple of them for newsletters and other online subscriptions. This way, I am not releasing my critical email addresses to people/companies I don’t trust.
Use an email form instead of exposing your email address on your web pages.
Never respond to spam. Remember, all these spammers need is a handful of responders for their spamming activities to be worthwhile.