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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Gmail Security And Spam Protection

Top 12 Gmail Features That Leave Lotus Notes Dusted In This Era Of Social Media

Point 4: Gmail Message Security

I’ve spent some time in small and medium size businesses and I know first hand that if you’ve got the money and the resources, then having your own mail server can’t be beat.

And your own administrator…

And your own network, complete with firewall and Intrusion Detection System...

And your own security administrator...

You get the idea. Large corporations have large concerns regarding security and they have the money and the resources to address those concerns.

However, for the small company, the ten-man shop where everybody sells, or the one-man consultancy that has to outsource as much as possible, Gmail offers some security features that can help alleviate some of your worries and allow you to sleep at night.

For instance, Gmail won’t allow you to send out or receive certain types of messages, like zip or exe files, to prevent worms, Trojans, and viruses from unbridled replication and infecting everyone on your contact list.

And Gmail comes with it’s own spam filtering capabilities.

If you require more spam protection and email archiving, the paid version of Google Apps will allow you to perform these functions using Postini Services.

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