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Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:34 pm
by CoreyPlover
It may be partly related, but I've even noticed a few (very obvious) spam positives creeping through on Gmail. And I checked my Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (the spam filer for Office 365 hosted email that I have at work) and about 95% of all incoming email was reported to be spam!

So it seems that spam is worse than ever.

Having said that, my (completely unofficial) opinion is that no spam filter works as effectively as Gmail's. Redirecting exemail email to GMail (or indeed any online webmail) has a lot of benefits: it's spam filtering is free, webmail is very full featured, large online archival and storage space, it provides a non-ISP specific public email address that can be used indefinitely into the future, IMAP support, phone apps...the list goes on. While it is true that the "cost" is the targeted advertising / personalised data that such companies glean from you, this seems a small price to pay for the features that are offered.

Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:36 pm
by fredbucket
James wrote:New kit will arrive on or before the 6th of June, hopefully installed a few days after.
What is the current status of this, please.

Regards
Fred

Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:49 pm
by James
The kit has been delayed to the 24th, so it will hopefully be all up and running byt he 1st of July.

Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:42 am
by wengsean
Dear Exetel,

This is taking a surprising amount of time, considering we are all paying for this service.

Regards,
sean.

Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:56 am
by James
We are working as quickly as possible, the kit has not arrived yet.

Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:37 pm
by wengsean
Ok. So while we wait for the kit, is it still worthwhile sending the spam to Spam@exetel.com.au or is it currently a waste of time?

Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:42 pm
by James
The kit arrived today, looking at being deployed this week.

I wouldn't send it to spam@ at the moment.

Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:16 am
by mortshag
Has the spam filter been implemented yet? I am still getting massive amounts of crud.

Re: Is Exetel's Ironport Spam Filter still effective?

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:23 am
by James
Not yet.

Hoping for today, if not tomorrow.