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Open Source Brings a Spam-Free Lunch

Jan 15, 2008, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Spam is a plague on the Internet. It's constant and unending. Some ISPs and free web mail providers offer anti-spam services but if you're running your own mail server, accepting mail to your own domain, you have to work out your own solution. Can open source compete with the big boys? When it comes to spam, is there a free lunch?

"First, some commercial pricing: want Symantec Mail Security? Depending on the number of licenses you buy you're looking at $AUD 32 per mailbox to cull out virus e-mails; it's then another $AUD 31 per mailbox to license the anti-spam addon; without this Symantec mail security will leave spam alone. You can't buy it by itself. For a company with 100 mailboxes, you're looking at $AUD 6,300 to keep spam out..."

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