Spam is killing our planet!
According to a recent article on the BBC website the number of spam e-mail produced worldwide amounts to some 62 trillion messages. The estimated emissions resulting from computer systems dealing with spam is equivalent to taking 2.3 million cars off the road, and 80% of that is from searching for legitimate mail and deleting spam.
The best way to reduce these numbers is to reduce spam at the source. Mail servers handle thousands and millions of messages every day, and the more spam they can catch before it gets delivered the better. At Benchmarx we have spent a lot less energy in creating a solution to the world's biggest online problem. Our mail server Agua has no less than nine different checking points for nuisance e-mail. There are country filters, network filters and origination filters which can be configured globally, per-domain and per-mailbox, making it completely flexible and very powerful.
We use Agua on our own Internet services and since installing the latest version we were astonished to see a drop in unwanted e-mail of over 85%! Initially we thought there was something wrong – in the morning we no longer had hundreds messages flooding our DSL connection, we simply had the half a dozen e-mail that we actually wanted.
Agua can help you to reduce spam and be more productive too. You can spend less time sifting through your inbox in the morning and spend more time doing what you actually want to do. Blocking spam has a knock-on effect; it not only reduces the load on servers and the backbone of the Internet but it also frees up your internet connection, your computer and your time if you don’t have to download it at all.
Built to target the latest technology, Agua is on the leading edge of software development. It uses our own IP-Country database to give you information about who is connecting to your server, and where from – allowing you to block known spam generating countries and networks. Agua also utilises the latest version of the .NET framework, a proven reliable foundation for software development, and when it comes to servicing heavy loads Agua is built using asynchronous communications, simply the best and fastest way to handle thousands of connections without putting a huge strain on your server.