We at NetGate recognize that spam is a serious problem. We've
watched, fought, and suffered, as the flow of junk mail has grown
from a trickle to a flood. Spam is no longer a minor annoyance
but instead a serious problem, and a drain on both business and
personal productivity. We're feed up and we're going to do something
about it. We've done an extensive analysis and have developed a
plan that we believe will reduce the spam in your mailbox to almost
zero. Our new aggressive anti-spam program will take the control
of email away from the spammers and give it back to you.
Over the years we have employed various policies and procedures
in an effort to eliminate spam. And, to our credit we do stop thousands
of pieces of spam per day. But, no matter what we do spammers continue
to find ways to deliver their messages to your mailbox. Unfortunately,
controlling and eliminating spam has become a complex global issue.
Since email is based on a distributed open model with no central
control mechanism there really isn't any way to stop spam from
But, we don't think the answer is to abandon your email account.
There is a better way. We recently evaluated our mail distribution
system and several next generation anti-spam technologies and we're
happy to announce that we are taking some aggressive steps that
will eliminate 95% to 100% of all spam.
We have partnered with McAfee to provide you with both spam
and virus filtering. We looked at several technologies and we believe
that McAfee offers the best solution available. McAfee utilizes
automatic (there are no complex rules to set up) context based
content filtering to detect and quarantine spam. A simple web based
interface allows you manage your email quarantine.
All potential virus infected and junk mail messages are quarantined
for 14 days. As a reminder, you'll receive a daily message directing
you to the Control Center to review detained email.
McAfee Spam and Virus filtering is included as a standard feature
with most NetGate Internet Access services and is available as
a feature to all NetGate Hosting accounts. The cost is minimal,
and the gain is huge.
We have designed our mail routing architecture to prevent
spammers from further address harvesting. This change won't have
an immediate impact on the amount of spam you receive but over
time it should have a significant effect.
We're excited about these changes! Anything we can do to take
spam out of email is exciting. And please consider signing up for
the McAfee anti-spam filtering feature as it is an incredible
tool to help prevent both spam and viruses from reaching your mailbox.
We hope these measures will enhance your experience. Please let
us (firstname.lastname@example.org) know
if you have any questions.