You know, if you had been reading the list for one week, you would have seen
that this very issue was discussed in at least two threads.  

There's nothing you can do until you show your users how they actually get
on people's sh!t lists.  If you can teach them how to avoid behavior that
gets them on people's sh!t lists, then and only then your spam input will
decrease.  

Sure, you can install something like eManager (since you have ScanMail
already, it's a cheap buy) but that just masks the problem.  Rest assured
that Richard Cranium in accounting will subscribe to the cooking channel
mailing list, or Jenny the Office Manager will forward the "Good Luck Totem"
to everybody in her address book.  At that point Richard and Jenny will
complain even louder when they receive spam because the content filter that
YOU put in place doesn't work.  Then Johnny the PHB will tell you to
increase the effectiveness of your content filter or lose your job.  You'll
do it and Richard and Jenny will complain to Johnny that they are not
receiving business critical e-mails.  Then Johnny will order you to go
through all blocked messages and forward anything that is business critical.
Soon, you'll discover that you can't do anything else but review the
quarantined messages.  You'll advise Johnny the PHB to promote Avi the
OfficeBoy to "Information Delivery Specialist" position where he can go
through all the messages so you can go back to installing service packs.
Should I go on?

S.



-----Original Message-----
From: Dustin Krysak [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 3:31 PM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: Blocking spam


Hi there - our office is getting hit with a bunch of spam (to our users)....

I was wondering what other people are doing to filter out junk mail, adult
content, etc before it hit's their exchange server.

We have:

A sonicwall coming in...
W2K with exchange 5.5 SP 4
And trend scan mail.

Thanks in advance!

Dustin


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