Mailshell Beats the Competition
in Review of Spam Fighters by Leading Consumer Reporting Magazine
Editors Cite "Easy Installation and Ease of
Use are Paramount"
SANTA CLARA, CA - August 1, 2003 - Mailshell,
the OEM anti-spam leader, beat Symantec, McAfee®
and other commercial anti-spam providers in head-to-head
tests conducted by the leading consumer reporting magazine
for its August issue. Mailshell's SpamCatcher Desktop was
also recently named "the experts choice" by the Sunday Herald
in the U.K., and earned an Editors' Choice award earlier
this year from PC Magazine. Mailshell software is deployed
at more than 350 companies and organizations and by thousands
of paying consumers worldwide
- The consumer reporting magazine's editors recommended
Mailshell for people for whom "easy installation and ease
of use are paramount." The test results were featured
by major media including NBC's The TODAY Show, CBS This
Morning, and dozens of newspapers nationwide
- The Sunday Herald (U.K.) indicated that Mailshell shows
98% spam-catching accuracy and is, "emerging triumphant
as the experts' popular choice."
- PC Magazine's test results indicated that Mailshell
software "generated the fewest false positives of any
Windows product we tested."
SpamCatcher Universal lets users personalize
and adjust the filter strength to ensure maximum accuracy
and reliability. Once downloaded, the desktop software product
works with Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora and
virtually all POP mail client software.
All Mailshell products are based on Mailshell's
engine, the leading OEM anti-spam solution. Mailshell deploys
the engine as a software developers kit, and in a series
enterprise anti-spam products and personal anti-spam products.
"Mailshell's engine lets consumers enjoy the
same level of spam protection as large enterprises," said
Tonny Yu, CEO of Mailshell. "Consumers and businesses both
want the same thing: the easiest and most accurate solution
to spam. The Mailshell engine meets this need and we can
deploy it across more products and platforms than any other
Mailshell's engine identifies spam by using
more than a thousand spam-blocking rules, including pattern
matches, heuristic functions, and proprietary and third
party databases. Complex algorithms are applied to compute
the probability that each piece of e-mail is spam. The Mailshell
Engine also creates a fingerprint ID for every e-mail message
and uses it to continuously analyze new spam, create new
rules and adjust the weighting of existing rules. Since
spam constantly evolves, customers can opt to receive scheduled
or real-time rules updates.
Mailshell is OEM anti-spam leader. The Mailshell Engine
is the only anti-spam solution developed explicitly to integrate
spam-blocking technology with common IT components, including
security appliances, mail servers, mail clients, anti-virus
applications and many others. Mailshell's software recently
earned an "Editors' Choice" award in PC Magazine's review
of spam filters, and has been dubbed "priceless" by Forbes
magazine, "excellent" by the Associated Press and "easy
to use" by CNET. For more information visit http://www.mailshell.com.
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Stefan Pollack, The Pollack PR Marketing Group, (310)
| PC MagazineEditor's Choice
"Mailshell is priceless." |
"Mailshell is easy to use."
One of "the best ways to prevent
"Mailshell is excellent."
"Mailshell is worth its cost."