Setting up a mail filtering solution from scratch can be a daunting business - from greylisting and content scanning to virus signature databases and blackhole lists. Bytemark can take this off your hands from only £0.50 per domain per month, with a free trial available to every customer.
How is it done?
You simply re-route your email through our filtering cluster, then we turn away the viagra adverts and viruses, and forward the rest on, typically reducing your mail volume by 80-90%. Configuration takes seconds and you can find out how to do it on our nospam setup page.
Currently only 16% of domains configured on our system use more than 50MB per month, and 50% use less than 10MB.
One month free trial
New domains receive a free one-month trial, with reports emailed every week so you can see what volume and price you can expect.
Why is Bytemark's spam filter better?
We don't sell your data
Free email providers need to sell your data directly or indirectly to advertising companies. Our revenue stream comes only from our hosting, and we don't have any surprise business plans based on your data.
Rejected messages are bounced properly
Some filters pretend to accept all messages but only deliver some on, so when it makes a mistake, the sender never knows the message has gone astray. Bytemark make sure the sender gets informed.
We charge based on the amount of mail, not the number of users, nor our best guess at what you can afford.
What if a genuine email is turned away?
Our system is tuned to err on the side of caution and we've not had any false positives. Rejected email is declined at the point of delivery, such that senders will receive a bounce message. You can write this bounce message yourself to include a phone number or other secondary point of contact.
How much will my domain cost me?
If you don't know how much email you receive, our servers will automatically give you a 1-month free trial. You will be emailed a report each week telling you how much email has been passed, and what charge that would incur after the trial.
Additionally, you are charged on the total volume of email for all your domains with a minimum of 50p per domain.
Do I pay when your system wrongly delivers spam?
We are certain that the rate of 'false negatives' (i.e. spam that slips through the net), and our relatively wide pricing bands, mean that the odd spam that is missed will not affect your overall cost.
How can I tune the service?
- You can choose whether to use greylisting, anti-virus or content scanning (unless you have very specific needs we'd advise leaving all three turned on).
- You can write your own bounce message when mail is turned away.
- You can tell the system to never bounce a message by instead forwarding suspect messages to a 'quarantine' email address.
Details on how to do all of this are on the setup page.
What diagnostics are there?
At the moment, we keep only what is necessary for billing purposes. You will receive an email at the end of each month summarising how much email has passed through the system for all your domains, and what charges have been incurred.
We charge for filtering based on the volume of legitimate email your domain received (so you don't pay for spam), starting at only £0.50 per domain per month.
If you have more than one domain with us, you will get charged for the total volume of mail across all the domains, subject to a minimum of £0.50 per domain.
“I've stayed with Bytemark over a few years mainly because of the great value for money, service and overall package you deliver. Now using Symbiosis all the fiddly little bits and pieces that used to confuse me are a thing of the past. It's great how it joins all the best UNIX software for the job and makes it so easy to set up.”