Rumour has it that the first spam communication was sent by DEC (now HP) to announce a new DEC-20 machine in 1978 by sending an invite to all
ARPANET addresses on the west coast, using the ARPANET directory. The word spam in I.T terms was first used by a group of IT guys who were fans
of Monty Python and it caught on. www.templetons.com/brad/spamterm.html
The age of innocence has long gone and reasons for sending spam are not all good. The phrase spam universally relates to sending the bulk unsolicited messages, not necessary email and the general consensus is, if you can be contacted, you can be spammed.
Senders of spam range from individuals to large organisations, some who buy mailing lists some who have infected devices around the world who are capable of sending millions of illicit emails every hour. The reasons for sending such emails range from product / service awareness to fraud and theft.
Spammers use various methods to scan the internet for email addresses, buying email lists from various providers online are also another easy method. More targeted lists can be purchased from unscrupulous providers via the dark web which may contain additional information such as passwords, credit card details etc. This type of information invariably comes from compromised business databases.
No! In fact, year on year the quantity of spam is increasing rapidly. Depending on what sources you read the increase is between 32% to 75% year on year.
Gone are the days when spam was just an irritation, the worst it did was use additional bandwidth and make a mail server a little busier. Now spam emails help transmit viruses, malware and ransomware. We are all aware of the devastation a ransomware attack causes; therefore you should be aware that an anti-spam solution is an important security layer to protect your infrastructure.
Yes and No, many email providers have reduced the amount of spam from their systems, however nearly all spam comes from a free email provider or compromised desktop. If all email providers stopped spam emails being sent, we would not need an anti-spam solution.
Yes! Not every layer of your IT security measure are 100% perfect so the more layers you have the better. If you haven't already done so, you should install antivirus.
SpamExperts is a hosted and powerful per domain anti-spam solution. It offers a cost-effective solution which ensures all emails are scanned before they reach your mailbox.
Yes - Spam Experts applies an advanced form of greylisting to help stop a significant amount of spam with minimal resource usage. Although greylisting is a controversial technology, it is still highly effective when applied properly.
SpamExperts's global threat intelligence team constantly monitors the world of threats and have tools to act on live threats when needed, proactively updating the filters to ensure maximum email threat detection, and minimizing false positives.
If you have received a report stating an inbound message is blocked you can login to your SpamExperts management portal, view and check it is safe then release it. Alternatively contact support and they will release it for you. There is also the option to release and train so the same sender does not get blocked again. If you have an outbound blocked, please contact support and we can arrange release.
It will be immediately deleted. Records will still exist of the email but you will not be able to open it.
Yes, whitelists & blacklists are available by IP address, email address or domain. A blacklist will block everything and a whitelist will allow all emails to pass through the filter without scanning.
No, it will not have any effect on how quickly you can send or receive emails.
No! the limit is dictated by the sending or receiving email server.