Dealing with spam can be a frustrating and time consuming experience. As both ourselves and some of our client’s have found, cPanel’s built-in spam filtering doesn’t always cut it. Several years ago we began offering Postini’s email filtering to address these needs. Google bought Postini back in 2007 and is now migrating users to Google Apps. We’ve elected to move forward with an alternative, SpamTitan, to better suit our needs and those of our clients. The intent here is to provide a business class spam filtering solution to those that require it or are simply looking for something better.
SpamTitan offers a number of benefits over the basic cPanel SpamAssassin mail filtering:
- Highly Effective – Anti-spam rules are updated hourly to help with the detection of current spam trends. Over time SpamTitan is also able to learn what is ham (not spam) and spam based on all of the emails that it has inspected.
- Virus Scanning – All emails are scanned for viruses both by ClamAV and Kaspersky antivirus engines.
- Message Quarantine – All emails detected as spam or virus infected are stored in a message quarantine that can easily be managed by each email user. This keeps dangerous emails off of your computer while also giving you the opportunity to inspect what has been picked up.
- Daily Quarantine Reports – Every day each email user is sent a quarantine report that lists new emails that have been quarantined along with options to delete the email, deliver it, or whitelist the sender.
- User Configurable Settings – Each email user can manage their own message quarantine, blacklist, and whitelist.
- Email Spooling – If your server is offline for any reason, SpamTitan will queue your incoming email and deliver it once your server is back online.
We are now offering a free 30 day trial of SpamTitan. This gives you a full month to run it through its paces and see how you like it. This service is enabled per domain so it will automatically filter every email address that you have setup on the domain. Existing clients can submit a ticket via our portal to get SpamTitan service activated. Standalone ordering of SpamTitan service will be available directly on our order form shortly but meanwhile if you are not an existing client and wish to give it a try please contact us. After the free trial, pricing is a very simple and affordable $1.00 per email address per month.