+ 0 Votes Option C? Marty-7 7 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 Option C - hmmmmm dmiller 7 years ago I have not had a lot of time in the past year to investigate additional options. (between SOX, an ERP upgrade, and a Citrix upgrade)What kind of pricing per user and have you been able to totally eliminate any local spam filtering? Our mid-level managers are auditing end users we will be further restricting SMTP access. Those users will get only internal rights. I will check out MX Logic.Thanks I spent two years getting my users trained to use the pop-up blocker in XP-SP2 and before that Pop-up Stopper. I also use Adaware and Symantec client security. We haven't had any instances of viruses or compromised PC since January 2006. (By the way did i mention I am seriously **** about network security?) + 0 Votes Option C? Marty-7 7 years ago Postini may offer better pricing - as I said, they were our first choice based on some rave reviews fron peers, but they only handle upwards of 100 users and we're way under that. I'd check with both for the current rates, it's really not as much as you'd think.To answer your question, we've totally been able to do away with any local filtering. It's extremely rare that a spam message gets thru.Hope that helps. + 0 Votes Option C cont. dmiller 7 years ago Thanks for your input.I will investigate Postini.Interesting that you are from Buffalo NY.I live in Albany Oregon. In 1876 several well to do families moved from Albany NY and settled in "Hole in the River" (real original name) Oregon which they promptly were able to rename Albany. + 0 Votes Postini billbohlen@hallmarkchannl 7 years ago We use Postini for about 150-200 mailboxes and love it.The best part is that we don't have to manage any additional infrastructure, and we keep unnecessary e-mail traffic off our systems and circuits.We are also a public company and subject to SOX regulations. Postini also offers archiving as well as IM and Web content control. We are in the process of eveluating Postini as our "one stop shop". Definitely worth a look even if you think you are too small. + 0 Votes Still Investigating dmiller 7 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.