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Is Gmail the Best Spam Filter for your Domain?

Very recently our domain Oinam went in for Gmail for Domains and we’re currently using their Google Apps for Your Domain. Besides the security and privacy concerns that many user have, Google Apps for Domains is a very viable solution for a small to mid-size company. Currently, Google offers Gmail (for email), GTalk (Instant Messenger), Google Calendar and a simple web page creation tool.

I decided to use it for brajeshwar.com and have been using it for the last 12 hours or so. The best part is that Gmail is a real cool free spam filter and mail archiver. Gmail have netted over 200+ spams since yester-night for my mail. Personally, I feel that a good way to separate your domain controls is a good choice, so they are all independent and one failure do not result in another.

I have my DNS on a different server (my provider has a multiple of 6 servers for the DNS), which of course assuming that atleast one of them will function in the worst cast scenario, I host my site on Media Temple thus separating that content totally on its own and now I have Gmail as the spam net filter and mail archiver for my emails, which of course sends out the POP to my desktop mail client. Thus, my mail will work even if (mt) goes down.

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  1. Afte evaluating all the email spam filtering services out there about a month ago, I just thought I'd try GMail's POP3 capability as a filter for my domains mail (this was before Apps for Domains). I just set up my mail server to forward all mail to my GMail account, and setup POP3 in Outlook. It works' awesomely!

    The Spam filter is not 100% reliable, but of the few that slip through to my POP account Outlook 2007 is doing an excellent job of filtering them out (full cred. to MS's spam filter) . I've gone from about 50 spams a day, to 2-3 a day in my POP3 download, and maybe only 2-3 a week that actual end up in my Inbox (instead of the JunkMail folder).

    The pros' for me in using GMail for this is that it's a (free) Spam filter, very resilient, is a perfect archive tool, has excellent search/tagging facilities, and best of all, all your mail can be accessed anywhere you can get the net.

    One of the key things I like is that if you setup SMTP via GMail's servers, you get a copy of all sent mail in your GMail account too.

    I've just played with Apps for Domains and it's a top idea for small business. Will add a bit of resilience to my email, and I can shut down that creaky old mail server.

  2. Afte evaluating all the email spam filtering services out there about a month ago, I just thought I'd try GMail's POP3 capability as a filter for my domains mail (this was before Apps for Domains). I just set up my mail server to forward all mail to my GMail account, and setup POP3 in Outlook. It works' awesomely!

    The Spam filter is not 100% reliable, but of the few that slip through to my POP account Outlook 2007 is doing an excellent job of filtering them out (full cred. to MS's spam filter) . I've gone from about 50 spams a day, to 2-3 a day in my POP3 download, and maybe only 2-3 a week that actual end up in my Inbox (instead of the JunkMail folder).

    The pros' for me in using GMail for this is that it's a (free) Spam filter, very resilient, is a perfect archive tool, has excellent search/tagging facilities, and best of all, all your mail can be accessed anywhere you can get the net.

    One of the key things I like is that if you setup SMTP via GMail's servers, you get a copy of all sent mail in your GMail account too.

    I've just played with Apps for Domains and it's a top idea for small business. Will add a bit of resilience to my email, and I can shut down that creaky old mail server.

  3. Dude, en fabuloso theme man, with my recent attraction for simple/minimilistic themes! BTW had a little doubt, how do I increase the size of the posting area? Widen it I mean?

  4. Dude, en fabuloso theme man, with my recent attraction for simple/minimilistic themes! BTW had a little doubt, how do I increase the size of the posting area? Widen it I mean?

  5. Thats Amazing,
    Gmail is best solution for us,
    Thanks for this info,
    Being Hosting Solution Provider, using best email server, couldnt control spam..
    Now Using Gmail..

  6. Thats Amazing,
    Gmail is best solution for us,
    Thanks for this info,
    Being Hosting Solution Provider, using best email server, couldnt control spam..
    Now Using Gmail..

  7. mine i abit complicated, have a domainn need a spam filter,if i use gmail,there will b complications since there are about 10 users when replying advice

  8. mine i abit complicated, have a domainn need a spam filter,if i use gmail,there will b complications since there are about 10 users when replying advice

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  • Internet Made Easy » Are your emails un-answered, un-noticed and ignored? Aug 20, 2009

    [...] If you’ve your own domain — please use it. Perhaps, use Google Apps for domain and you’ll never need to worry about tying your email to your web host. It is perhaps one of the best Spam Filter for your email. [...]