Dealing with outbound spam
So, what happens if spammers hijack one of your resources and you start sending out spam? It takes only one infected computer, script, or email account to cause irreplaceable damage to your network’s reputation.
There is nothing more frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive than email not arriving in the recipient’s inbox because of low network reputation.
In addition to dealing with customer complaints, the domain owner must identify and suspend the abused hosting resources, and then communicate with email receivers to have the affected IP addresses removed from blacklists.
Here’s the thing: outbound email filtering can prevent that. It impacts network safety by stopping spam and viruses from being sent out by abused accounts in your system.
Singling out and locking individual spamming accounts
Auto-locking could be one of the coolest features you may not have known was available, allowing clients to automatically block specific spamming users instead of all smart host email.
It is a smart “identity” technique and a unique value offering among professional email security solutions, allowing clients to automate the handling of their outbound filtering.
The identification method provides advanced developments in terms of client usability:
- Unique user identification method
Based on the email header, the filtering system can be trained to recognize the individual end users, to allow identification of which server is sending out the spam and which of the users is sending out spam.
Automatically block the specific user as soon as it starts spamming, without any manual action from the client's end.
Our cloud-based email security solution, SolarWinds® Mail Assure, offers advanced threat protection to help clients stop outbound spam and virus threats. More details can be found here.
To see how SolarWinds Mail Assure can help safeguard inbound and outbound email, start a trial today.
Mia Thompson is senior product marketing manager at SolarWinds MSP