TROY MI — July 28, 2008 —
Computer Mail Services, Inc. (CMS), a leading
email security and management software provider, announces the
availability of XE-Filter v3, software designed to
prevent spam reception at the SMTP protocol level based upon country of origin, DNS
Blacklist queries and multiple other whitelist
and blacklist checks.
With the addition of
sender address whitelists
and sender address
blacklists XE-Filter v3 now provides six layers of email protection.
Through these, email administrators can "set and forget" while successfully
blocking over 99% of all
spam before it ever reaches their email servers.
XE-Filter improves server efficiency and email delivery times,
reducing the load on existing antispam software and appliances.
XE-Filter v3 also provides protection against "backscatter
spam", a form of denial-of service (DoS) attack, through its
sender address blacklist capabilities. Several XE-Filter
customers experiencing this form of attack have successfully defended themselves against a daily flood
of millions of spam emails. This prevented an overload of
their mail servers and insured the prompt deliver of inbound
"The IP whitelists and blacklists have helped us to cut our spam
tremendously. It's an added bonus to an already sound program. These help me to
target the remaining few spam that make it through", said Christopher Melita of North
Texas Medical Center.
Simple in concept, cost-effective and requiring little
administrative effort, XE-Filter was the first country-centric
spam filter, using the connecting IP address of the sending mail
server to determine a messages country of origin.
The addition of sender address white and blacklist
capabilities lets administrators further protect their email
systems while insuring that important messages easily pass
additional layers of filtering substantially increase
XE-Filter installs on the Microsoft Exchange
2000/2003 server that is the point of entry of inbound email
traffic. For non-Exchange sites, it can be installed on any PC
with server or professional editions of the Windows OS, to act as the gateway with the Internet.
XE-Filter works with
existing anti-spam filters.
XE-Filter is available now with prices starting
at US$295 per for 25 users or less. A 21-day
evaluation version of
XE-Filter can be downloaded from the CMS website,
ABOUT COMPUTER MAIL SERVICES, INC.
Founded in 1982, Sterling Heights, Michigan-based Computer
Mail Services, Inc. (CMS) is a privately held company with expertise
in the development of messaging related products: Praetor®
, XE-Filter, BL-Monitor and ES-Insight.
Praetor is a registered trademark of Computer Mail Services, Inc.
XE-Filter, ES-Insight and BL‑Monitor are trademarks of Computer Mail