IT managers exasperated by time-wasting unsolicited Email messages were last week joined in the battle against spam by a strange cartoon superhero.
Fabrik's Spam Fighter, characterised at the launch by a cardboard cutout of a superhero figure complete with the traditional cape, tight fitting suit and enormous quiff, is a new service which claims to cut out the problem before it reaches the desktop.
Spam Fighter automatically scans all incoming messages and discards unsolicited commercial Email before it gets to the user's network, ensuring that valuable bandwidth is not eaten up by junk mail. Spam Fighter's criteria for discarding messages are renewed every day by the Fabrik Message Processing Centre, which operates the service round the clock for subscribers.
"It's now estimated that 75% of workers spend at least 15 minutes a day dealing with spam, and 15% spend an hour," claimed Steve McCarthy, European sales director at Fabrik Communications UK. "Overall it's costing UK business an estimated #5 billion a year."
Spam Fighter, available as part of the Fabrik Service for Lotus Notes and cc:Mail, and Microsoft Mail and Exchange, costs #20 per month for up to 100 users and requires no additional hardware or software.
Fabrik 01923 775 313
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