Daily Reports via e-mail
spam filter can create two headaches for the administrator.
First people looking for mail the can't find and blame
everybody, second it's hard to figure out the best settings.
For that reason we developed ESATInformer.
mails precise charts and spam listings to it's subscribers.
It all starts with XWall. The Email spam filter keeps
track of the messages
it processes in two statistical files. XWall can also
archive every message passing through it. These are
files ESATInformer uses to extract spam and users information.
Typically ESATInformer is launched by ESATAgent shortly
after midnight processing the complete statistical files
from the day before. ESATInformer builds 2 reports from
Report is sent to the administrator and maybe a
few others like the boss. It contains information about
the email and Spam situation for the entire company.
It shows how many messages have been received for the
whole operation and the individual mail boxes. Easy
to read graphs ESATInformer reveals the percentage of
spam for each user.
includes a chart showing the effectivness of the individual
filters. Each line show the filers capabllities and
credits for tha "catch".
histogram let's you find the perfect breakpoint. A good
functioning Bayes filter shows 2 high points. The idea
setting is in the center or sightly toward the second
shows how much mail and how many bytes flow in an out
of your server each hour. It also shows the incomming
spam per hour.
show how many messages where not blocked due to exclusions
you set in XWall. This halps you to detect unintended
On the bottom
of the report you find a list of messages that where
retrieved by the users. It allows you to set exclusions
The User Report: The
second report ESATInformer generates is mailed to selected
users. It contains the email address and the subject
line of each message blocked for that mailbox. The user
can look over the list for any message that was blocked
by XWall. If there is a message the user needs he can
ask for that message with a simple click. The message
in question will be automatically retrieved from the
archive in original form.
The reports are typically sent once a day. However
it is possible to sent multiple reports per day or the
users can request instant up to the minute reports.
powerful tool like ESATInformer available the administrator
can now use more aggressive tools to block Spam. Many
administrators like to use MX record test or Reverse
lockup PTR. Both very effective tools in the fight against
Spam. Both however catch false positives. With ESATInformer
the rules have changed in favor of good clean email.