Another VBSpam Competition First Place Finish

For the thirteenth consecutive evaluation, OnlyMyEmail has again blocked more spam than any other filtering system in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge and secured yet another first place finish.

The latest competition ran for 16 consecutive days, during which, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender accurately filtered out more spam than all other competitors tested, again missing just 1 single spam email out of 92,166 total. This represents a spam capture rate of 99.9989%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was Libra Esva which missed 44 emails in total. The third best blocking rate went to Zerospam which missed 61 spam emails from the same corpus. The worst performers, missing well over 500 spam emails included:  IBM, Sophos, SPAMfighter, Vamsoft, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL and SURBL.

The VBSpam Competition has become more difficult this year, and the average “false-negative” rate among the other competing filtering systems tested was 367 missed spam messages with a median of 245 junk emails penetrating other filters.

To calculate the average and median values we’ve omitted the results from the two worst performing filters, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL and SURBL which missed 5,646 and 35,181 spam messages respectively. Including such low capture rates in these calculations would skew the average and median too greatly.

In addition, this competition included a new feed of live “Phishing” emails that are used for both financial and identity theft and OnlyMyEmail was one of only two filters to stop and capture every single attempt.

The results from Virus Bulletin’s VBSpam Challenge have proven, time and again, that OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender is decisively superior to any other spam defense available today, having stopped a far higher rate of spam than any other filter tested since the VBSpam Competition began in 2009.

In all, OnlyMyEmail has competed against, and defeated, 34 other systems including hardware appliances, software programs and other Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.

Quoting from the VBSpam review:

“OnlyMyEmail’s 99.999% catch rate on the spam corpus won’t come as a surprise for regular VB readers: in this test, the only spam message the product missed was a spammy newsletter.  What should impress readers is that the product had no problems with the Wombat feed either – which, judging by other products’ performance, is significantly more difficult to filter – none of the 604 emails were missed by the hosted solution.”

The full list of competitors to date, includes: Anubis Networks, BitDefender, CronLab Anti-Spam, Eleven eXpurgate, ESET, FortiMail, GFI MailEssentials, GFI VIPRE, Halon Security, IBM Lotus Protector, Kaspersky Anti-Spam, Libra Esva, Mailshell, McAfee Email Gateway, McAfee EWS, McAfee SaaS, Messaging Architects M+ Guardian, MessageStream, Netmail Secure, Pro-Mail, Sophos Email Appliance, SPAM Fighter, Spamhaus, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL, SpamTitan, Spider Antispam, Symantec Brightmail, Symantec Messaging Gateway, SURBL,The Email Laundry, Vade Retro, Vamsoft ORF, and ZEROSPAM.

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OnlyMyEmail is an award winning hosted spam filtering service and business email hosting provider. Our enterprise cloud computing anti-spam solution, the MX-Defender, has the highest capture rate of any spam filter ever tested in the VBSpam Challenge, blocking a record setting 99.9993% of all malicious and junk email.

Our Personal spam filtering system is also a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution and has won both the PC World "World Class Award" and also the PC Magazine "Editor's Choice Award."

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