Mail hosting can help organizations eradicate spam from employee inboxes, reducing aggravation and enhancing productivity. Spam still makes up the vast majority of emails – 69.8% of all email in 2013, according to ZDNet. While that number represents a slight decrease from 2012, evidence suggests spam techniques are growing more sophisticated, with more spammers working to make their messages closely mimic legitimate email. As even one spam email accidentally opened could lead to compromised computers, networks, and data, it’s criticial that businesses employ effective spam filtering tactics. Mail hosting solutions offered by leading managed hosting providers incorporate a number of proven spam filtration methods that can keep enterprise inboxes clean and safe.
Spam has been the scourge of email since its inception. As Adrienne LaFrance wrote for The Atlantic, spam is like a “neverending story” — just when one maneuver seems to ward off unwanted email, cyber criminals get smarter and figure out how to make their messages look less suspicious. In some cases, they cloak damaging material in attachments with normal-sounding names – according to ZDNet, 3.2% percent of all attachments are malicious. But managed mail hosting is up to the task, offering spam trapping technology that continually adapts to the changing ploys of
Enterprise-class mail hosting is equipped to terminate spam
Mail hosting service providers deploy premium email filtration techniques – network spam firewalls or appliances that simultaneously implement dozens to hundreds of email scanning, filtration, and security protocols. With hardware and software dedicated to the task of handling email, loads on networks and servers are reduced, taking back valuable computing resources that would otherwise be exploited by the spammers for their nefarious purposes.
For a mid-size company with 50 to 100 employees, an appliance of this type can trap upwards of 10,000 unwanted email messages per day. A high-performance spam firewall liberates staff members from the time, aggravation, and distraction of dealing with spam, and frees IT staff from the burden of disinfecting end-user computers of email-borne viruses, trojan horses, and other malware. And because the spam firewall sits in the mail hosting provider’s data center, trapped messages are never forwarded to the client organization, providing the additional benefit of enhancing the throughput of typically strained corporate Internet connections.