Mississippi State University Filters E-Mail While Upholding Individual Freedoms

E-mail environment

  • Mix of systems including SUN iPlanet, Groupwise, MS Exchange and Sendmail.

Need for a solution

  • A way for users to authenticate with the system with credentials that were already in place
  • An interface that allowed users to opt-in or opt-out
  • A solution that provided varying levels of spam filtering as opposed to 'all or nothing'

Results

  • Reduced amount of hardware required for anti-virus scanning
  • Students can now opt-in, opt-out, or choose their spam-scanning preference
  • Reduced load on mail servers
  • Now protecting 20,000+ students and staff from junk e-mail