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OnlyMyEmail Stops More Spam 9 Trials In A Row

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Competing in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge, OnlyMyEmail has again blocked more spam than any other filtering system, and for the ninth consecutive time.

The latest competition ran for 16 consecutive days, during which, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender accurately filtered out more spam than all other competitors tested, missing just 12 spam emails out of 191,893 total. This represents a spam capture rate of 99.994%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was Libra Esva which missed nearly 500% more spam, 59 emails in total. The third best blocking rate went to M+Guardian which missed 115 spam emails from the same spam corpus.

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OnlyMyEmail Stops More Spam 8 Competitions In A Row

Monday, April 16th, 2012

For the eighth time in a row, OnlyMyEmail has blocked more spam than any other email filter in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge.

Once again, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender accurately filtered out more spam than all other competitors tested, missing just 4 spam emails out of 146,121 total. This represents a spam capture rate of 99.997%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was SpamTitan which not only missed 47 spam emails, but also inadvertently blocked 600% more legitimate emails, known as false-positive results.

The average “false-negative” rate among the other 21 filtering systems tested was a whopping 293 missed spam messages and the median was 176.

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, including hardware appliances, software programs and other Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions solutions as well.

Quoting from the full VBSpam review:

In this test, OnlyMyEmail missed fewer than one in 36,000 spam messages. After several exceptional performances like this, we’ve almost stopped being surprised and thus it is good to note that many users do not even receive this much spam in a full year!

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

Once Again, OnlyMyEmail Stops More Spam

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s seventh participation in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge competition have been released.

For the seventh time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender has blocked more spam than any other competing spam filtering solution. This time, OnlyMyEmail missed just four spam messages out of 113,770 total, for a spam filtering capture rate of rate of 99.996% and did so without blocking even a single legitimate email.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was McAfee SaaS which missed 53 spam messages but did so with a whopping 20 false positive results as well.  The second best capture of any spam filter with the same zero false positives as OnlyMyEmail was Mailshell with a disappointing 113 missed spam emails.

The average “false-negative” rate among the other 23 filtering systems was a whopping 519 missed spam messages and the median was 193.

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, including hardware appliances, software programs and other Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions solutions as well.

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

OnlyMyEmail Beats 22 Competitors in the Virus Bulletin Spam Challenge

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s sixth Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge competition have been released.

For the sixth time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender stopped more spam than any of the 23 competing spam solutions. OnlyMyEmail missed just one single spam message out of 171,963 total, for a new record spam filtering capture rate of 99.9994% besting the previous record of 99.9993% –  also set by OnlyMyEmail in a previous competition.
By comparison, the next best capture rate was McAfee SaaS which missed 41 spam messages. The third best capture rate was AnubisNetworks which missed 97 spam emails.

The average “false-negative” rate among the other 22 filtering systems was a whopping 3,471 missed spam messages and the median was 272.

The results from Virus Bulletin’s VBSpam Challenge have proven, time and again, that for the last year OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender is decisively superior to any other spam defense available today, including hardware appliances, software programs and other Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions solutions as well.

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

OnlyMyEmail Sets Records in the VB Spam Challenge

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s fifth participation in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge have been released.

For the fifth time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender stopped more spam than any of the other 18 competitors. The MX-Defender allowed only 2 spam messages out of 291,304 total, for a new record spam filtering capture rate of 99.9993%.

View the complete VBSpam Competition Results PDF

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OnlyMyEmail Receives Highest Score Ever in the Virus Bulletin Spam Challenge

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s fourth participation in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge have been released.

For the fourth time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender stopped more spam than any of the other 19 competitors, missing only 2 spam messages out of 72,008 for a record spam filtering capture rate of 99.9972%. This phenomenal capture rate, combined with zero false-positives, earned OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender the highest score ever awarded since the Virus Bulletin Spam Challenge began testing two years ago.

View the complete VBSpam Competition Results PDF .
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OnlyMyEmail Tops the Virus Bulletin Spam Challenge for the 3rd Time in a Row

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The results from OnlyMyEmail’s third participation in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge (http://www.virusbtn.com/vbspam/index) have been released.

For the third time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender(http://www.onlymyemail.com/services/corporate.html) stopped more spam than any of the other 19 competitors, missing only 16 spam messages out of 137,899 for a record spam filtering capture rate of 99.9883%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was McAfee Email Gateway which missed 113 spam messages for a false-negative rate that was 700% less effective than OnlyMyEmail’s filtering. The average “false-negative” rate among the other 19 filtering systems was a whopping 645 missed spam messages and the median was 305.

The results from Virus Bulletin’s VBSpam Challenge once again independently proves that OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender is decisively superior to any other spam defense available today, including not only Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions but also hardware and software solutions as well.

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

OnlyMyEmail Tops Virus Bulletin Challenge Spam, Again

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

For the second time in a row, OnlyMyEmail’s Corporate MX-Defender has been proven to stop more spam than any other solution in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge.

In the latest anti-spam challenge, 20 filtering solutions were compared using a live email stream over 15 consecutive days. Once again, OnlyMyEmail’s spam capture rate was the best of all, allowing just 16 out of 89,027 junk emails for a record setting 99.9820% spam filtering rate.

Even more impressive, several of the few emails that were allowed were recognized by OnlyMyEmail as “direct marketing” and in the real world would have been either allowed or blocked based on end-user preferences.

For comparison, 7 of the solutions missed more than 500 spam messages and 2 even allowed delivery of more than 1,000 pieces of junk email.

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

Virus Bulletin Spam Fitlering Comparative Review – OnlyMyEmail Has Highest Capture Rate

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

OnlyMyEmail Anti-SpamVirus Bulletin has included OnlyMyEmail’s Corporate MX-Defender for the first time since VBInfo began their spam filtering challenge back in 2009.

In all, 20 filtering solutions were compared in the latest test and OnlyMyEmail’s capture rate bested them all with a record capture rate of missing just 7 out of 92,606 junk emails.

That represents an astounding filtering rate of 99.9924% and, unlike tests and analysis published by others, this review was based on a live stream of email and not a static (and dated) corpus of test emails.

The next best blocking rates achieved by the next five contestants missed 29, 45, 51, 73 and 100 junk emails respectively.  Four of the least effective spam filters missed more than 1,000 spam emails each.

NY Times Reports World Spam Shortage

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

no spamOver the past few weeks the blogosphere has been abuzz with the news that Russia has put an end to all spam.

Okay so we’re exaggerating a little.

Forgive us, we’re just trying to get into the spirit of things. Actually,  the NY Times article that started it all says “the world supply of Viagra ads and other e-mail spam has dropped by an estimated one-fifth.” more »