Austin, Texas – (The Hosting News) – October 9, 2006 – Web hosting provider, Apollo Hosting, has launched the implementation of spam filter provider, CanIt-PRO, to handle the over half a million unsolicited spam emails its web servers were processing, on a daily basis.
Don McLeman, Vice President of Operations, and I.T. Manager at the time, commented, ”We were fairly happy with our anti-spam filter at the time, but they wanted to re-negotiate the contract,Ã¢â‚¬Â McLeman explains, Ã¢â‚¬Å“this would have been expensive for us and bad for our clients. One of our techs brought up Roaring Penguin’s CanIt as a possible solution to our problem at the time, but the way he described it didn’t make it sound like the solution we were looking for.”
After Apollo went utilized another provider and quickly found that it required too much effort, Mr. McLeman realized that ”the products were good, but required constant checking, and changing of settings to meet customer demands.”
Having tried products that were too expensive or too complex, Apollo knew it needed a viable anti-spam solution. The decision to search for a third solution was prompted after Customer complaints and a systems failure. The implementation of CanIt at Apollo Hosting began when company President, Tamara Field saw CanIt in action for another company and decided to have another look at CanIt.
McLeman continued, ”Once Roaring Penguin’s CanIt was running on our own systems we realized it was definitely the right choice…. Before (switching to CanIt), 50% – 70% of my staffs’ time was spent getting servers Whitelisted, etc., (and) handling Customer complaints in regards to spam. 1.4 to 1.8 million messages a day are filtered. With a success rate of 97%, (CanIt-PRO is) far superior to our old product.”
The move was made to deploy CanIt across the board, providing customers around the world with the most user friendly and cost effective anti-spam filter Apollo Hosting has used. Mr. Leman added, ”At first people were miffed about the switch from another product to CanIt-PRO, but now I rarely, if ever, hear anything negative.”
On the client side, CanIt runs as part of Apollo’s MailBoxCop spam and virus filter. Clients get MailBoxCop for a small fee and it applies to all email addresses in each domain. Mr. McLeman continued, ”Customers pretty much make all the changes they need to.”
Apollo Hosting has some basic anti-spam settings in place across the board, but the browser accessible control panel allows individual users to make their own settings. Apollo Hosting was able to theme their implementation of CanIt-PRO to match corporate branding and colors. Branded as Mailbox Cop, a simple web page provides a basic overview of the features available to the user and more complete user documentation is available online as a PDF.
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To learn more about Apollo Hosting, please visit: www.apollohosting.com.