An anti-spam engine that determines if an email is spam by using email reputation, message fingerprinting and content analysis. SpamRazer is the primary anti-spam engine and is enabled by default on installation. Frequent updates are released for SpamRazer that will further decrease the response time to new trends of spam.
SpamRazer also includes Sender Policy Framework filtering which detects forged senders. It is recommended that senders publish their mail server in an SPF record. For more information on SPF and how it works, visit the Sender Policy Framework website at: http://www.openspf.org.
This filter also blocks NDR spam. For more information on NDR spam refer to http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=ME_NDRSpam
- Disabling SpamRazer is NOT recommended.
- GFI MailEssentials downloads SpamRazer updates from: *.mailshell.net
- Go to Anti-Spam > Anti-Spam Filters > SpamRazer.
- From the General tab perform any of the following actions:
|Enable SpamRazer engine||Enable or disable SpamRazer.|
|Enable SpamRazer SPF (Recommended)||Enable or disable Sender Policy Framework. It is recommended to enable this option and to have this filter running after the Email Whitelist.|
- From the Updates tab, perform any of the following actions:
|Automatically check for updates||
Configure GFI MailEssentials to automatically check for and download any SpamRazer updates. Specify the time interval in minutes when to check for spam detection rule and SpamRazer engine updates.
It is recommended to enable this option for SpamRazer to be more effective in detecting the latest spam trends.
|Enable email notifications upon successful updates||
Select this option to be informed via email when new updates are downloaded.
|Enable email notifications upon failed updates||Select this option to be informed via email when a download or installation fails.|
|Download updates now…||Click to download updates.|
You can download updates using a proxy server. For more information refer to Proxy settings.
- Click Actions tab to select the actions to perform on messages identified as spam. For more information refer to Spam Actions - What to do with spam emails.
- Click Apply.