+ 0 Votes Option C? Marty-7 6 years ago We were in a similar situation, using BrightMail and trucking along just fine when the same thing happened, overwhelming the BrightMail server. We ended up going with a service. In our case, we moved to MX Logic and have been very pleased. We originally wanted to go with Postini, but we're a small company and they only service accounts with 100 mailboxes & up. I know several admins that use this service and are very pleased. The nice thing about a service is that it's one less server you need to maintain and more importantly, it moves all the spam bandwidth issues off your network. Good luck whichever way you decide to go. + 0 Votes Still Investigating dmiller 6 years ago Thank you for your input. SMTP and spam have stabilized for now. I will continue to investigate all options and alternatives and report back in a couple of months. Since my Microsoft licensing annual payment is due in October, this is a good time to plan. Thanks.