About Us

MailChannels creates email security technology – protecting service provider networks and their subscribers against the email abuse. MailChannels’ carrier-grade scalability combined with powerful features make solving email abuse problems more efficient for service providers. Plus, MailChannels is the only computer security vendor dedicated to outbound anti-spam, providing robust policy management for message handling and tracking user reputation for fraudulent behavior. Companies like Demand Media / eNom, FortressITX / DedicatedNOW / SolarVPS, SherWeb, SendGrid, and Globe Telecom depend on MailChannels to protect their mail servers from compromised accounts.




Headquartered in Vancouver, MailChannels was founded in 2005 by a group of anti-spam pioneers. The goal was to take their experience building one of the first commercial spam filters, and create new and innovative ways to combat a range of messaging threats – email spam, botnets, viruses, and denial-of-service attacks. The MailChannels team hail from some of the largest computer security vendors, including Symantec, McAfee, Openwave, and Sophos.

Areas of Expertise

MailChannels combines the industry expertise, market knowledge and technological depth that is needed in the environment of email security to help businesses achieve their goals. MailChannels products & services emanate from three core areas:

  • Anti-spam
  • IP Blacklisting Prevention
  • Transparent Filtering

Our Customer Groups

MailChannels has the technical depth to evaluate, assess and deliver tailored solutions to a diverse range of industry and specialty groups, including:

  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • VPS / Dedicated Hosting Providers
  • Mobile Operators
  • Mailbox Providers
  • Cable Operators
  • Hosted Exchange Providers
  • Shared Hosting Providers
  • Enterprises

Leadership Team

  • Ken Simpson Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

    Ken first experienced the excitement and magic of software when his father brought home one of the first IBM PCs in 1980, teaching him how to write simple programs in BASIC. Since then, he has combined his passion for software with entrepreneurism, founding or participating as an early-stage employee in four successful startups in a broad range of technical areas including Voice-over-IP, Wireless Internet, and of course anti-spam. Ken has a First Class Honors degree in Computer Engineering from Simon Fraser University and Santa Clara University. At the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG), Ken splits his time running the botnet and web abuse sub-committees, as well as assisting in the work of the outbound abuse sub-committee.

  • Mike Smith Director of Development

    Mike Smith has managed productive development teams at numerous successful startups for over ten years. As one of the first developers hired at ActiveState, Mike was instrumental in designing and developing the highly successful PerlMX email security product, which attracted computer security pioneer Sophos to purchase the company. At ActiveState, Mike was also responsible for implementing key initiatives in e-commerce, licensing, and customer support.

  • Desmond Liao Director of Marketing

    Desmond Liao leads marketing strategy, demand generation and building the global brand. His passion for technology, culture, and design has driven his career towards growing companies. Desmond has a B.A. from Simon Fraser University, Dean’s Honor Roll.

  • Scott McKay Senior Developer

    Previously with SAP Business Objects, where he worked on cloud applications as part of a rigorously managed development team, Scott leads the development of MailChannels SMTP Relayâ„¢. Scott has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics (Computer Science Option) from the University of British Columbia.

  • Sridhar Kakkillaya Sales Engineer

    Sridhar Kakkillaya is responsible for Sales Engineering and support function at MailChannels. Sridhar has an MBA degree from the University of British Columbia as well as an Engineering degree from one of the reputable universities in India. Sridhar has over 10 years of experience and has led teams responsible for managing large scale networks and information security at various organizations including Infosys Technologies.

  • Christine Hoh Senior Account Executive

    Christine Hoh is responsible for maintaining and growing relationships with clients and ensuring customer satisfaction while achieving MailChannels’ sales objectives and profit goals. Growing up in a family of serial entrepreneurs, she found passion for business, entrepreneurialism, and growing companies at a young age. Christine has a Marketing Management (Entrepreneurship) DIPL from BCIT, is a contributing writer for Huffington Post, and a member of Women’s Executive Network.

  • Julio Feferman Account Executive, Latin America
  • Richard Au Yeung Account Executive, China
  • Daniel Onwude Account Executive, Africa
  • JM Lopez Account Executive, United Kingdom
  • Laurent Pillon Account Executive, Europe
  • Aakash Wangnoo Account Executive, India

Industry Associations

  • Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)

    MAAWG is a consortium of ISPs, ESPs, and computer security vendors that meet three times a year to work against email spam, botnets, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation.

  • Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition)

    i2Coalition is comprised of over sixty member companies representing Internet infrastructure providers and related tech firms. From privacy issues to fighting abusive patent trolls to addressing cybersecurity, i2Coalition educates policy makers on the concerns the Internet infrastructure industry has as the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the Internet.


Help create the next gen of email security.

If you are looking to have a large impact at a dynamic, growing company with a high performance team – start here. Since 2005, MailChannels has provided companies of all sizes with innovative technology to combat email abuse. Work with talented colleagues on hard problems that affect millions of customers around the world. The team at MailChannels is committed to delivering products that enable superior email service.

Open Positions

We want to help the local tech community thrive. Vancouver happens to be one of the most liveable cities in the world, where Whistler is 1.5 hours away, The Seawall is perfect for a walk, cycle or jog, and exceptional multicultural food are within walking distance.

Want to learn more? We’ve love to hear from you. Contact our sales team to request info.
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