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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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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 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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Content Monitoring in Outbound Email with Regular Expressions

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

LuxSci’s outbound email content monitoring service now permits use of Perl regular expressions in the specifications of the content. This provides administrators the ability to match content patterns (like social security numbers, account numbers, etc.), rather than just keywords and phrases.

Premium Email Filtering Enhancements

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The following service advancements are being introduced into the Email Defense Premium Email Filtering service:

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Sender Policy Framework (SPF) added to Email Defense

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

Email Defense has been updated with several significant enhancements. These include an improved user interface and full support for Mozilla FireFox. Additionally, this new release includes the following significant addition:

Sender Policy Framework (SPF):

  • We are adding a Sender Policy Framework classifier to the Spam detection system to help identify and block fraudulent “spoofing” emails —  those sent by Spammers using forged “From” addresses.
  • For each inbound message, the SPF classifier will look up the sending domain’s Domain Naming System (DNS) record and its list of authorized IP addresses (if such are specified). Messages that carry an IP address not found on the authorized list will be given a higher ‘spam-likelihood’ score.
  • By determining whether or not the relationship between the DNS record and the IP address is legitimate, Email Defense can more accurately filter out fraudulent spoofed emails. As a result, this reduces risk for end-users who might be duped by the email into divulging confidential personal information.
  • LuxSci supports the addition of entries to your DNS records which will support SPF — to help make it harder for Spammers to forge email from your domain. If you would like us to add an SPF record to your DNS entries or if you would like help in determining what SPF records to add yourself, contact our support team.

New “Bounce” Email Filter Action

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

 LuxSci’s custom email filtering tool now supports a “bounce” action. Using this new action, users can make custom filters that bounce selected email messages back to the sender with a “User unknown” error. Other actions already supported by this tool allow you to forward messages, save messages to a selected folder, delete messages, add custom headers, and more.