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Why Outgoing Spam FIltering can and should be done transparently

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016
Posted by Ken Simpson
Web hosting providers can find it challenging to ensure a clean IP reputation. Unfortunately, the internet itself is not free of misinformation about outgoing email filtering. In this blog post we challenge three suggested alternative methods for cleaning up your IP reputation: […]
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Topics: Best Practices

MailChannels Launches Reseller Partner Program

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Posted by Desmond Liao
We know you want new, value-added services to bring to your hosting customers. And we know your team spends a lot of time resolving email issues. So we’ve designed a single, easy solution to meet those two challenges: the new MailChannels Reseller partner program. […]
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Topics: Company

MailChannels Named Top Tech Company in Rocket Builders' "Ready to Rocket" List

Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016
Posted by Desmond Liao
This week, the Vancouver-based consulting firm Rocket Builders released its 14th annual "Ready to Rocket" lists. The "Ready to Rocket" lists identify British Columbia technology companies that are positioned to grow quickly. We're proud MailChannels landed a spot on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) list. […]
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Topics: Company

Should I build my own mail server?

Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Posted by Ken Simpson
With Edward Snowden's revelations about government snooping into our private email, some technically-minded folks have considered setting up their own mail server in the hopes of staying clear of prying eyes. Is this a good idea? Probably not. And here's why. […]
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Topics: Best Practices

Spamhaus responds to SoftLayer's Brazilian problem

Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015
Posted by Ken Simpson
Spamhaus, the world's leading IP reputation advisory service, today released an analysis of an ongoing spamming issue at IBM's SoftLayer web hosting subsidiary. According to Spamhaus, spammers have been targeting weak security measures at SoftLayer to obtain large numbers of IP addresses from which to send spam targeting Brazilian recipients. As a result of the spamming activity, Spamhaus has listed several hundred IP addresses owned by the provider under the common heading "Massive source of malware-distribution spam". […]
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Topics: Email Security

STARTTLS Adoption Update

Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015
Posted by Ken Simpson
Updated October 1, 10:40am Pacific […]
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Topics: Technical

New ways to battle eavesdropping

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015
Posted by Desmond Liao
Unless you use end-to-end encryption such as PGP, the contents of your email message may be revealed to or even silently modified by sophisticated attackers with access to Internet backbone traffic. To prevent eavesdropping and modification, Internet engineers developed the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, which email servers use to encrypt and protect email while it transits the Internet from server to server. […]
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Topics: Email Security

Ashley Madison users being targeted by "repair services"

Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Posted by Ken Simpson
Spammers thrive on two things: large lists of victims (i.e. email addresses), and data to exploit them with. The recent breach of the cheaters' dating web site Ashley Madison provides both, and in great quantity. Spammers have wasted no time in exploiting these victims with a variety of new campaigns. […]
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Topics: Email Security

Introducing the MailChannels Cloud Console

Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015
Posted by Desmond Liao
Next week, we will release an entirely redesigned and updated web console that we think will delight our users. As part of the redesign, the MailChannels SMTP Relay Service is being rebranded as “MailChannels Cloud” - the old name was too long, and didn’t reflect many of the powerful capabilities we’ve been building. […]
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Topics: Product

How to register for feedback loops

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015
Posted by Ken Simpson
Email feedback loops (FBLs) allow email receivers to tell a sending network about the complaints their users are generating about email originating from the sending network. By tuning in to FBL data, sending networks can identify problematic email traffic originating from their IP address space, such as spam messages. This information can help to pinpoint and then shut down spammers. […]
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Topics: Technical

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