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New Generation of Totally Integrated Anti-Spam Messaging System Now Shipping From IMA

Hong Kong, June 26, 2003 As the cost of dealing with spam within an enterprise environment continues to rise, IMA releases a brand new spam control technology which provides end to end spam handling. Internet Exchange Messaging Server is a replacement enterprise class messaging system in place of Microsoft Exchange. Internet Exchange has evolved from the IMA cc:Mail SMTP gateway, the most widely deployed solution amongst fortune 500 companies.

For the first time enterprise users can control how spam mail is identified and handled from the socket level through to the inbox. All other current spam filters work either at Message Transfer Agent (MTA) level or as an add-on to their email client only tackling a specific part of the problem.

"The problem most mail administrators face today is the compromise between providing extensive spam prevention for an entire email community while at the same time eliminating the collateral damage associated with rejecting good email," says Tim Kehres, IMA president. "As the definition of what is acceptable mail varies from user to user, it is impossible for administrators to set policy within the core messaging system that satisfies everyone, resulting in either excessive loss of good mail, and/or unacceptable spam levels."

With the launch of Internet Exchange V7 each individual user is able to dynamically set policies for as to what spam handling methods are used for their mail. At the same time the messaging system administrator can still define an overall global security policy, where some anti-spam measures will be handled directly by the MTA.

Measures such as consulting multiple DNS Blacklists at connection time, and MTA level content analysis can now have actions deferred until mail delivery time, allowing each user to determine what works best for them. In addition, per-user Bayesian filtering provides an intelligent spam learning engine so that each user can refine what they consider spam, and rejecting mail on this basis.

The combination of SMTP controls, content filters, DNS Blacklists, and the extension of these controls to the end users allows for an extremely flexible protection system, designed to block the maximum number of problem messages with no message loss.

Other new features include online storage through web folders, new tools for building messaging enabled applications using the open Client API (C++ and PHP), ISP / ASP tools, and delegation of administration by domain. These compliment a complete IEMS enterprise solution including anti-virus handling, disclaimer insertion, attachment filtering, SMTP Authentication, and high peformance SMTP, POP3, and IMAP implementations.

Now shipping, IEMS 7 runs on all Windows operating systems, and all major Linux distributions. Complete documentation, free evaluation downloads, and special promotional pricing can be found on the IMA web site.


To get a feeling for the power and capabilities of IEMS, simply connect to our public IEMS system to see how IEMS can best benefit your organization. No need to download and install to get a feel for the system. For a more thorough checkout, please download a fully functional copy of IEMS for evaluation on your network.

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