Just moments ago, I heard that one of the world’s greatest men has passed – thankfully in peace with his family surrounding him. I was born in South Africa; my family left shortly thereafter, but I continue to have ties to the country through relatives, and had the fortune of visiting there a year ago…. Read more »
Our sales people frequently get asked why clients have to update their SPF records before sending email out through MailChannels Cloud, our cloud outbound spam / email delivery solution. SPF (Sender Policy Framework), “is an email validation system designed to prevent email spam by detecting email spoofing, a common vulnerability, by verifying sender IP addresses.”… Read more »
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the secretive infrastructure arm of Amazon.com, Inc., today announced in an email to customers that it’s going to limit the maximum bid price customers may apply to AWS Spot instances. Spot instances allow you to “name your price” on Amazon’s hosting infrastructure by putting a bid on spare capacity. If the… Read more »
Your mails are blocked with the error message “554 Denied [CS] [*.mxlogic.net] (Mode: normal) (in reply to end of DATA command)” What does it mean? The mail was rejected by Mxlogic / Mcafee because of the content of the message. Steps for verification To check the IP reputation of a sending server, please to go to http://trustedsource.org and… Read more »
Terry Zink is one of Microsoft’s best hires. He’s the anti-spam czar for Microsoft Office 365, and writes a beautiful blog post covering what Microsoft does to stop outbound anti-spam and maintain a great reputation to get their clients’ email delivered. Read more at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tzink/archive/2013/10/04/understanding-outbound-spam-controls-in-office-365.aspx
Ken Magill, who writes a weekly marketing blog called “The Magill Report”, recently solicited his readers to submit questions for Steve Linford, principle at Spamhaus. Ken’s readers sent in 51 questions, and I thought it would be fun to take a crack at answering them. Here goes: 1. How can Spamhaus work directly with legitimate… Read more »
Watch MailChannels CEO, Ken Simpson, talk about outbound spam from the web hosting perspective. Learn how the MailChannels platform identifies and blocks spam, leading to a “blacklist free network”. Transparent Spam Filtering for Hosting Companies from MailChannels on Vimeo.
MailChannels CEO introduces our transparent outbound spam filtering technology in an informative five minute screencast. Click below to view:
Over the past twelve months, there has been a dramatic shift in the world’s spam. Whereas twelve months ago, much of the world’s spam originated from botnet-controlled PCs on ISP networks, most of the world’s spam volume now originates from web hosting provider networks. This is an anachronism in many ways, because in the early… Read more »
MailChannels has released its version 2.5 email filtering platform. This blog post describes what’s new in 2.5.