Google Plans To Kill Its Popular Postini Spam Filtering Service

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Aug 21, 2012.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/goog...popular-postini-spam-filtering-service-2012-8
     
  2. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    Curse that title from Business Insider. It got my hopes up and then they were dashed :(
     
  3. HAN

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    Google Apps where I work.

    Postini and the Apps filtering are NOT exactly on par. The biggest issue is that Apps does NOT allow domain level white list filters beyond domain names. Postini did. With Postini, you could build fairly convoluted white list filters. Now you must build them for each user... one by one by one!

    I like Apps in general but the PR on this is a partial fib. If they fix the white list feature, then I would be more willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. As it stands now, we miss Postini every day...
     
  4. TheWindBringeth

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    Han, can I ask you a question? What is the MX for Google Apps hosted email service? With Postini, at least in all the cases I checked, it was whatever.psmtp.com and thus easy to recognize. Is it as distinguishable for Google Apps scenarios?
     
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    Kind of stinks as we use Postini at my job. Looks like its time for a new spam filter. :(
     
  6. HAN

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    There are 5 records. Here is a link to the set up.
    https://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33915
    Ours matches it exactly.
     
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