Nemx Puts Spammers on Reverse Blacklist

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-09-30 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Anti-spam products are getting more aggressive, and Microsoft exchange administrators who have a stubborn e-mail problem might want to look at Powertools for Exchange from Nemx Software.

Anti-spam products are getting more aggressive, and Microsoft Exchange administrators who have a stubborn e-mail problem might want to look at Powertools for Exchange from Nemx Software.

Nemxs product is scheduled to be shipped in October and uses RBL (reverse blacklist) databases and internal rules that evaluate header and content information to scrub spam out of users in-boxes.

In tests, I used the product to filter e-mail based on the senders IP address, although I could have used multiple RBLs to keep out unwanted mail.

After the message was identified as spam, I could do a lot to it—unwanted messages can be deleted, routed to someone else or held for evaluation, among several options.

Another nice thing is that the product, which is integrated directly into Microsofts Exchange Server, can add text to the message, so the recipient is advised that the message was judged to be spam. In addition, the message can be tagged so the Outlook mail client can process the message based on individual mailbox rules.

Powertools for Exchange works only with Exchange. It costs $795 per mail connector. More information is available at www.nemx.com.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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