What is BoxGuard and what does it do?
BoxGuard is a low maintenance junk e-mail filter that has the ability to
learn and evolve automatically. Many junk e-mail filters are based on a
static list of 'junk' keywords. BoxGuard uses advanced filtering
technology that actually learns from the e-mails that are sent to your
domain. When an e-mail is identified as junk, BoxGuard analyzes the
message and then places it in a web-based "quarantine". BoxGuard also
analyzes "good" e-mail to learn what types of messages you receive at your
domain and avoid false positives.
What's new in BoxGuard 2.0?
Here are a few of the things that have changed in BoxGuard 2.0:
- Auto-learning junk e-mail filter (see above)
- Shared/domain-wide sender white-list and black-list
- Virus blocker
- New quarantine features
- Faster load time
- Instant message preview
- Easy message release
- Search messages based on sender, subject or delivery date
- Optionally white-list the sender and re-train BoxGuard when
releasing messages from the quarantine.
- Old quarantine messages are deleted automatically after a
user-defined period of time
- List up to 500 messagse per page
What happened to the Virtual Receptionist
feature from BoxGuard 1.0?
The Virtual Receptionist was using an anti-junkmail technique known as
"Challenge/Response". The "Challenge/Response" approach has become
somewhat controversial for a number of reasons. Some junk email filtering
organizations have begun blocking mail servers that use
"Challenge/Response" systems. So, while the technique may help prevent
junk email from reaching your domain, it may also prevent you from sending
valid email to some mail servers.
Can I delete messages from my junk-mail
No, e-mail messages in the quarantine are deleted automatically after a
certain amount of time. However, you may adjust how long BoxGuard keeps
each message in the quarantine before it is deleted.
What are the bennefits of using the sender
By using the sender white-list you will not only ensure safe email
delivery for your most important contacts but you will also be training
BoxGuard on how to recognise what your "good" e-mail looks like. Because
spammers tend to forge the sender email address to match the destination,
it is reccomended that you do not white-list your own email address