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7 Benefits of Hosted Anti-spam

7 Benefits of Hosted Anti-spam

Hosted anti-spam solutions can quickly and easily bolt on to your existing email solution, providing you with immediate benefit for very little effort. In this blog post, I shall take you through the seven main reasons to go for a hosted anti-spam service:

1.     No more single points of failure

Hosted anti-spam service providers can use multiple Internet connections to eliminate connectivity failures, and when your circuit goes down, can queue up messages to ensure delivery as soon as your connection is restored. Hosted anti-spam solutions can also provide your users with access to their email through a simple web browser in the event that they cannot access your webmail system.

2.     Anti-malware

Hosted anti-spam solutions typically include anti-malware, adding the protections of anti-virus and anti-phishing to the overall solution.

3.     Save bandwidth and storage space

With so much of today’s email consisting of spam and junk messages, anti-spam filters out all the garbage before it starts to consume your bandwidth or use up space on your server.

4.     Filter inbound and outbound messages

Of course you look to hosted anti-spam solutions to filter inbound messages, but they can also filter outbound email, protecting your company from a user accidentally sending out spam messages that could hurt your company’s reputation.

5.     Archive

Some of the best hosted anti-spam providers can also offer email archiving, to assist with storage issues as well as to meet compliance.

6.     User self service

The best hosted anti-spam solutions provide users with their own quarantine folders and daily reports, letting them take care of themselves when it comes to checking for false positives, releasing valid messages, and searching for that alleged missing email.

7.     Email continuity

Using a hosted anti-spam service means your users can continue accessing, sending and responding to email messages, even while the mail server is offline and in the case of a network outage or an on-premise mail server outage.

With all the benefits offered by hosted anti-spam solutions, email admins owe it to themselves to check out these services!

This guest post was provided by Casper Manes on behalf of GFI Software Ltd. GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. Learn more about the benefits of using hosted anti-spam.

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