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This article is part of the March 2003 issue of Dollars and sense: Getting the security budget you need -- and spending it wisely
Q: "Do you have any suggestions on a package for spam filtering?" -M.M. A: With my e-mail showing up more than 4,000 times in Google alone, you can imagine how many spam messages I get every day. On average, I receive 55 personalized e-mails a day, 39 of which are spam. There are dozens of antispam products out there, but I use a free service called SpamNet, from Cloudmark. Unfortunately, you didn't say what e-mail program you use, but SpamNet works on Outlook 2000 and Outlook XP. However, it won't work on Outlook Express. I've been keeping detailed stats since June 2002, and SpamNet catches 52.82 percent of my spam, on average. It may be more successful for most readers because your e-mail addresses haven't made it into as many nooks and crannies as mine. The most important part of SpamNet is its incredibly low false positive rate, which for me has been less than 1 percent. Q: "My question is regarding Active Directory replication over firewalls. One solution I've heard is to open all the high ports from 1024 to 65535/ TCP for RPC dynamic assignment. But ... Access >>>
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