I used to use a barracuda 300 (for about 6 years) in conjunction with their cloud filtering for our on-prem Exchange 2010 server. I think there were 2 times that they had some sort of issue where they let a crap-ton of spam through, unfiltered.
I have moved to Office 365 and am exclusively using their filtering. I think barracuda was better at filtering. Especially, when it comes to phishing messages that pretend to be from Microsoft's services. You'd think that Microsoft would be able to catch those better than anyone. Not in my experience.
When if first joined ML there were no spammers (at least to my knowledge) where did they all come from?
Why do companies push their employees to spam and such on Thread websites?
Sounds like a great way to push people away from you product.
Because it costs them next to nothing to spam hundreds of websites.
And it only takes one sucker to click through and make that phone call to earn a profit.
Yeah, some quick math...
A full time spammer can be hired overseas for $300/mo. That's a MONTH. And that's high, $200 is definitely plausible. All they have to do is join websites, post pre-written spam copy. Simplest job ever. They can spam maybe 100 communities a day. That's 2,800 a month. Out of 2,800 posts, it would take maybe an average of five "customers" to cover the cost of that for really cheap software.
@tech1 Sometimes it helps to take a step back and evaluate what you're really trying to do instead of look for a product for what is already in place. Liquid mail claims to filter, but clearly it's not working. o365 and gmail do a great job, so why not consider them? It would probably be better to filter it before it hits the client.
And for a single user.... the cost of looking at another option is too much. Office 365 is $4/mo... that's $48/year. That's hosting, storage, support, everything. And that's a top end, luxury level service. It only gets cheaper from there.
Almost every time I'm helping someone with an exchange issue on Spiceworks, they chime in with their spam. No information about how it does it different or what it does that the free Microsoft tools don't do, just spam. A couple of times I have ask them for more information about how their product will help the OP and they never reply.