Spam expectations

Posted on 2007-04-09
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I've got Trend Micro Client Messaging Suite running on my Windows 2003 SBS w/ Exchange 2003 SP2.  We've only got 3 users, with 1 user getting the vast majority of the emails.  The spam varies widely from day to day.  Some days 20 spam emails, other days 100 or so.  In the Trend Micro administrative panel, it shows that it's detecting roughly 25% of all emails as spam.  But it's obviously missing a lot too.

What should my expectations be for spam?  How much should I expect to spend for a spam filter for just one user, and how much of a reduction should I expect?
Question by:mattyfatbags
  • 2

Accepted Solution

TelnetServices earned 500 total points
ID: 18880240
I use the free ORFILTER on my exchange2k box - works fantastic if you have a reasonable rule list (I can post/emal one that I am using (mainly sourced from the net anyway)


Spam levels are very subjective - though the levels you see sound average - depends really on how "out there" your addresses are.

You should see at least a 75-80% decrease in spam levels from my experience - but of course YMMV
LVL 104

Expert Comment

ID: 18881575
There is no one answer to your question.
Every site is different.
I have sites where the spam filter is claiming that 95% of all email is spam - and that site doesn't appear to be blocking anything legitimate either.

Whether your spam filter is effective can only be seen on your site. What works for you may not work elsewhere. You might find that Trend is working for you, other sites may not.
With regards to antisapm software, I don't think there is a "best" or "most effective" filter - you have to try all of them and see what works for you. With some sites I can use the built in IMF and that is fine. Nothing more is required. Others are so bad I have to suggest outsourcing.


Expert Comment

ID: 18881667
Yup - I agree Senbee!!! - as I said - this is very subjective, and YMMV!!!!

Featured Post

Free tool for managing users' photos in Office 365

Easily upload multiple users’ photos to Office 365. Manage them with an intuitive GUI and use handy built-in cropping and resizing options. Link photos with users based on Azure AD attributes. Free tool!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

The Exchange database may sometimes fail to mount owing to various technical reasons. A dismounted EDB file can be the source of many Exchange errors including mailbox inaccessibility for users. Resolving the root cause of mounting problems becomes …
There’s hardly a doubt that Business Communication is indispensable for both enterprises and small businesses, and if there is an email system outage owing to Exchange server failure, it definitely results in loss of productivity.
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Watch the video to know how one can repair corrupt Exchange OST file effortlessly and convert OST emails to MS Outlook PST file format by using Kernel for OST to PST converter tool. It can convert OST to MSG, MBOX, EML to access them. It can migrate…

619 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question