OnlyMyEmail Takes First Place in VBSpam Competition

Competing in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge, OnlyMyEmail has again blocked more spam than any other filtering system, and for the tenth 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 242,703 total. This represents a spam capture rate of 99.996%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was Libra Esva which missed nearly 500% more spam, 77 emails in total. The third best blocking rate went to Spam Titan which missed 183 spam emails from the same spam corpus. The worst performers, missing well over 1,500 spam emails included: Halon Security, CronLab, SPAMfighter, Vamsoft ORF, 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 an all time high of 892 missed spam messages with a median of 592 junk emails penetrating other filters.

To calculate the average of 892 missed spam emails, we’ve omitted the results from the two worst performing filtering systems, Spamhaus and the SURBL. Having missed 4,040 and 56,839 respectively, including them in the average would skew the average too greatly.

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 every other filter tested since OnlyMyEmail joined in 2010.

In all, OnlyMyEmail has competed against, and defeated, 33 other systems including hardware appliances, software programs and other Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.

Quoting from the VBSpam review:

“OnlyMyEmail has a reputation to live up to in these tests, and it didn’t disappoint this time. As on previous occasions, it missed strikingly few spam messages – it failed to block just nine out of more than 240,000 messages.”

The full list of competitors to date, includes: Anubis Networks, 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, Netmail Secure, Sophos Email Appliance, SPAM Fighter, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL, SpamTitan, Spider Antispam, SURBL, Symantec Messaging Gateway, 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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