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  • I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

    hi all,
    I am looking for a solution that can scan outgoing email from my company and locate mail's with spam content , when it find such mail send ndr and an alert to sys admin .

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    Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

    There are quite a few out there. I find Trend ScanMail pretty good. There are free Linux boxes you can use too.
    If you want an offsite one then Message Labs are an option.
    Why would you expect a large amount of SPAM outbond though?
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

      Originally posted by AndyJG247 View Post
      Why would you expect a large amount of SPAM outbond though?
      Seconded. You'd be much better off ensuring that your mail server is secure, along with the rest of the systems on your network, and the network itself.
      Gareth Howells

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        Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

        Outbound spam?
        Doesn't happen - certainly not through Exchange.
        If a workstation gets compromised then it will not send email through Exchange, but directly. Blocking port 25 on the firewall for everyone but the Exchange server will stop that.

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        • #5
          Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

          I believe you can configure a third party device like a barracuda to do what you need. It has an option to be an outbound spam device.
          http://www.barracudanetworks.com/ns/?L=en

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          • #6
            Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

            Maybe, but you're still better off securing the server.
            Gareth Howells

            BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

            Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

            Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

            "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

            "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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            • #7
              Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

              from the first of december a new spam law will be launched in israel , and thats why we are afraid that one of our employee's will send by mistake mail with advertising content and drag the company to lawsuit .
              AndyJG247 - what kind of linux boxes do you mean ?

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              • #8
                Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

                Ah. Yes, that is definately something to be concerned about.

                While technical solutions are great, keep in mind that you still need to make and enforce a company policy stating that employees are not to send such emails. If a user really wants to get around a technical barrier, they will find a way to do so. Cover yourself legally by making sure you have procedures in place for dealing with employees who breach the reglation.

                Over here, if that law was passed and we had that policy in place, that'd probably be enough to keep us out of trouble.
                Last edited by gforceindustries; 12th November 2008, 15:29.
                Gareth Howells

                BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

                Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

                Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

                "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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                • #9
                  Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

                  there are procedures in place , but with dozens of salesman in the company living on promotion through mail , I really need technology by my side .

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                  • #10
                    Re: I am looking for monitoring (for spam) solution for outgoing email's

                    How is the antispam solution going to detect that the message is not valid?
                    That is going to be impossible. Most solutions will be based around the assumption that outbound email is clean. One person's marketing message is another person's spam.

                    The only thing I can suggest is that you restrict the number of recipients a single user can send in one go, and perhaps the number of messages that can be sent in a time period. However users are resourceful and will find ways around the problem.

                    You will not find a solution to this problem. It is a behavioural issue, not a technical one, and as such it needs to be resolved by HR. Most likely you will have to fire someone to get the message through to everyone else to stay in line.

                    Simon.
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