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Re: Worthwhile to scan outgoing?

From: Michael Scheidell <scheidell_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jun 21 2010 - 22:01:45 GMT

On 6/21/10 5:31 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> We do not. We inadvertently did and it wasted a lot of our time when
> our customers would periodically send mail that we would tag as spam,
> since they would call us and complain. The arguments that their mail
> would also have been tagged as spam by their recipient's mailserver
> mostly fell on deaf ears.
hey, what Ted said :-)
by default, our appliances don't do outbound spam scanning (they scan
for virus, banned attachments). they have to enable outbound scanning,
which has more relaxed rules.
Or, if they enable outbound content filtering, we turn it on.

For hosted clients, we make the VAR's get their clients to sign a
special agreement before we even let them send outbound. and they have
to pay extra for spam/content filtering.

the agreement says they can't use it for mass email, yada yada yada.
We encourage legit mass emails to use someone who does it for a living.
they can track bounces, unsubs, clicks and reads. and its usually really
cheap. better than the user trying to send an email to 100 people, cc
another 100 people and bcc another 100 people.

We then rate limit them so they can't do much good spamming. and if the
spambot is bad enough, the AV checker will block it anyway.
If they do spam, it will take a couple of years for the email to be
delivered :-)

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