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Premium Email Filtering and Archival Enhancements

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

LuxSci and its partner MX Logic have released a series of updates to LuxSci’s Premium Email Filtering and Premium Email Archival services.  These changes include:

  • Improved look and feel for the Premium Email Filtering portal.
  • Localization of these portal pages into many languages such as: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean
  • New archival import services to facilitate import of historical data sets larger than 50 GB into the archival system.
  • New Outlook 2007 integration with Premium Email Archival permits searching for, viewing, and saving copies of archived messages directly through Outlook 2007.  This Outlook add-in can be downloaded via the Online Help area of the archival portal.
  • New “backscatter” filter allows administrators to block the receipt of all inbound bounce messages (available under the inbound policies – anti-spam – classification – more options area).

For complete details of all of the changes to the Premium Filtering and Archival services, see this service enhancement announcement from MX Logic.

Updates to Email Link Click Protection

Monday, January 26th, 2009

LuxSci’s Premium Email Filtering services include an optional "Click Protection" module that allows administrators to intercept the action of a user clicking on a link in an email message in order to  a) give the users warning,  b) log where people click through to, c) block clicking, etc.  This feature helps protect end users from phishing attacks that come in via email, where malicious senders try to trick users into going to fake URLs so they can steal their identity or payment data (i.e. the classic fraudulent emails purporting to be from "PayPal" come to mind as a prime example).

On Tuesday, January 27th, an administrative option within ClickProtect that currently tracks URL click throughs while allowing users to visit websites linked within email messages without a warning is being removed.

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LuxSci’s Custom Mail Filters: Case Studies

Monday, December 1st, 2008

With the amount of business done via email these days, it’s not uncommon to receive dozens if not hundreds of messages a day. If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t like them all stacking up in your inbox, then you’re probably already familiar with the concept of mail filters or rules. A filter is like your own personal mail elf, quickly sorting, organizing, or discarding your incoming mail according to your explicit instructions. This makes it easy to manage high volumes of incoming mail automatically without having to manually move, forward, or delete even a single message. Almost all filters can match a given text string in the subject or body of the message and then take one of these basic actions; however LuxSci’s Custom Mail Filters (included with all email hosting accounts) provide an even more extensive list of capabilities:

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Where did all my Spam go?

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Internet service providers Global Crossing and Hurricane Electric shut down the San Jose, CA, web hosting provider "McColo" on Tuesday after it was determined that the ISP was aiding criminals in the sending of Spam, perpetrating online fraud, and providing access to child pornography.  McColo was used by some of the most active and prolific spammers in the world; the suspension of its services has resulted in a 75% decrease in spam, worldwide!

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Premium Spam Filtering Quarantine Reports Enhancement Comming Soon

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

All users of Spam Quarantine Reports for our Email Guard and Email Defense Premium Email Filtering service will have the ability, beginning December 8th, to modify the appearance of the columns in these reports.  This will allows you to customize the information presented and thus make it more useful and/or succinct.

More detailed information about the service enhancements will be available near the time of release, December 8, 2008

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New Premium Email Filtering Plus Archival Service Bundle

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

 LuxSci now offers special "bundled" pricing for clients who purchase both Premium Email Filtering and Premium Email Archival for their accounts.  For a price that is just slightly more than the cost of archival alone, users can have:

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New Spam Quarantine Reports for Basic Filtering Users

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Users of LuxSci’s Basic Spam and Virus Filtering Service who save spam and/or virus messages to a separate folder will now receive daily emailed reports of "what is new" in those folders so that they can easily see the status of their Spam and Virus storage areas and detect any false positives. This report is optional, though enabled by default.

Revised Custom Email Filtering Tool

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

LuxSci has revised its custom email filtering tool.  The changes include:

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Premium Email Filtering Addresses Attachment-Based Spam

Monday, November 5th, 2007

A proprietary "Deep Content Analysis" filter has been added to our "Email Defense" Premium Email Filtering solutions. This anti-spam filter targets attachment-based spam variations, specifically PDF spam. PDF spam is the latest generation of image spam, which uses graphics instead of other masking techniques to conceal an unsolicited advertisement’s call to action.

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Optional Premium Email Filtering Features

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

LuxSci now offers “FailSafe” and “Continuity” options for its Premium Email Filtering service. FailSafe offers (a) automatic queueing of inbound email should your inbound servers be unavailable and (b) optional outbound filtering of email sent from your servers. Continuity offers (a) extended storage of queued email, and (b) WebMail-like access to queued email during your server downtime so that your users can still send and receive email messages.

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