Mail Protection Overview

For most companies email has become more than just a communication medium.

Yet, for all its advantages, the growing volume and dependence on email the fact is that 96% of the world’s email traffic is spam. Mail protection from viruses, spam and malware is imperative for any business. MxVault provides advanced filtering algorithms and spam pattern detection to eliminate 99.98% of all inbound, unsolicited bulk email.

MxVault offers the latest intel on spam and virus outbreaks, real time database and user synchronization, processing well over 5 billion messages. A number of proprietary self-learning smart technologies have been deployed to eliminate spam, virus, phishing and malware attacks, some of these are:

Mail Protection

  • Inbound and outbound email filtering including deep content and attachment inspection.
  • Quarantine folder setup by administrator and managed by administrator and user.
  • Up to 5 filtering layers (Email attack, SPAM filtering, primary filters, virus and worm filtering and content filtering).

SMTP and Data Level Filtering

These filtering methods have been specifically designed to avoid false positives. Many different checks are performed to avoid making mistakes based on only a single classifier. MxVault one of the world’s best anti-spam solution with the most advanced filtering algorithms and spam pattern identification of spam ensuring a cleaner mailbox.

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Features and Benefits

Below are some of the primary features and benefits relating to MxVault Mail Protection

Reduce IT overheads, regain productivity  

taking pressure off the customers’ IT department, or saving money on outsourced technicians.

Employees will not have to deal with daily spam messages anymore and will save valuable time to focus on what they are good at: growing their business!

Mail Protection  

MxVault solutions protect the client’s network against all email based security threats by applying its proprietary self-learning smart technologies to filter all incoming email, eliminating spam before it reaches the network.

MxVault outgoing filtering systems secure all IP ranges from blacklisting and save the network reputation.

Avoid IP Blacklisting  

The implementation of MxVault outgoing filter will help you get rid of network weaknesses and will cut the time spent with delisting to a minimum.

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Improve Abuse Manageability  

With our outgoing filter service you can get clear and concise reports indicating which users’ accounts require your attention, automatically locking them.

Mail Continuity  

Eliminate risk of lost email and productivity from downtime by having Immediate, secured access to email during outages.

What should I look out for?

Below is a list of common file extensions and the risks they may pose

ExtensionDescription of fileSafety Rating
.alxHTML LayoutCaution, low risk
.aspActive Server Page, web page definitionCaution, may contain nasty programming
.auaudio, basicSafe, common
.avivideoSafe, common
.basscript, Basic programming lanquageDangerous, Common
.batscript, DOS batch fileDangerous, Common
.binapplication/octet-streamDangerous, non-standard
.bmpimage, bit-mapSafe, common
.cprogramming, C++Dangerous, non-standard
.cabcompressed file storageCaution, may contain infected files
.cdaaudio, CD formatSafe, non-standard
.cdrdata, Corel DrawSafe, common
.chfPCAnywhere, remote control configSafe, non-standard
.cmdscript, advanced batch fileDangerous, Common
.comprogram, older DOSDangerous, Common
.cplControl Panel applicationDangerous, non-standard
.curCursor (pointer) definitionCaution, low risk
.dicDictionaryCaution, low risk
.dllprogram helper file (Dynamic Link Library)Dangerous, Common
.docMS Word DocumentCaution, may contain nasty programming
.dotMS Word Template, for starting a new documentCaution, low risk
.drwCAD, drawing fileSafe, common
.dwgCAD, Adobe Illustrator, drawing fileSafe, common
.dxfCAD, universal Data eXchange FormatSafe, common
.emlMicrosoft Internet Mail MessageDangerous, Common
.epsimage, post scriptSafe, common
.exeprogram, 'executable'Dangerous, Common
.favOutlook Navigator Bar FileCaution, could activate local program
.gifimage, internetSafe, common
.grpwindows program manager fileCaution, could activate local program
.gtarcompressed file storageCaution, may contain infected files
.gwfPCAnywhere Gateway FileSafe, non-standard
.gzcompressed file storageCaution, may contain infected files
.hlphelp fileSafe, non-standard
.htHyperterminal setting fileSafe, non-standard
.htmweb page, Hyper Text Markup FileCaution, low risk
.htmlweb page, Hyper Text Markup FileCaution, low risk
.icoicon fileSafe, common
.imgimage fileSafe, common
.infinformation file, usually for installCaution, local settings could be altered
.iniinitialization information, settingsCaution, local settings could be altered
.isoCD-Recordable imageSafe, non-standard
.javaprogramming, internet universal scriptingDangerous, non-standard
.jpegimage, internetSafe, common
.jpgimage, internetSafe, common
.jsprogramming, javascript (see .java)Dangerous, non-standard
.jsesciptDangerous, non-standard
.ldbMS Access, lock fileSafe, non-standard
.lnklink - shortcut definitionCaution, could activate local program
.loglog file - genericSafe, common
.mdbMS Access, database fileSafe, common
.mdeMS Access, database file (can't change design)Safe, common
.mdwMS Access, workgroup security fileSafe, non-standard
.midaudio, MIDI fileSafe, common
.midiaudio, MIDI fileSafe, common
.movmovie, quicktime formatSafe, common
.moviemovie, sgi formatSafe, common
.mp1audio, mpeg formatSafe, common
.mp2audio, mpeg formatSafe, common
.mp3audio, mpeg formatSafe, common
.mpegvideo, MS formatSafe, common
.mpgvideo, MS formatSafe, common
.msgmessage fileSafe, common
.msiMS installer, package informationCaution, local settings could be altered
.mspMS installer, patch informationCaution, local settings could be altered
.nwsMicrosoft Internet News MessageSafe, common
.obdMS Office BinderSafe, common
.oftMS Outlook TemplateCaution, low risk
.pbkphone book, Dial Up Networking & othersCaution, local settings could be altered
.pcloutput to printer, HPSafe, non-standard
.pcximage, black & white (fax)Safe, common
.pddimage, Photo Deluxe formatSafe, common
.pdfAcrobat Reader document, Adobe Portable Document FormatSafe, common
.picimageSafe, common
.pifprogram start information fileDangerous, Common
.plPERL programming, UNIX internet server scriptDangerous, non-standard
.potMS Powerpoint TemplateCaution, low risk
.ppsMS Powerpoint Slide ShowSafe, common
.pptMS Powerpoint data fileCaution, may contain nasty programming
.pubMS Publisher data fileSafe, common
.qbbIntuit Quick Books Backup fileSafe, common
.qbwIntuit Quick Books work fileSafe, common
.qdbIntuit Quicken data fileSafe, common
.raRealPlayer, real audio informationSafe, common
.regWindows registry, import/export dataDangerous, Common
.scrscreen saver fileDangerous, Common
.sctprogramming, scriptlet file"Dangerous, non-standard
.shtmlweb page, Secure Hyper Text Markup FileCaution, low risk
.sndaudioSafe, common
.syssystem information fileCaution, local settings could be altered
.tarcompressed file storage (UNIX)Caution, may contain infected files
.textplain textSafe, common
.tgaimageSafe, common
.tgzcompressed file storage (UNIX)Caution, may contain infected files
.tifimageSafe, common
.tsvtab seperated valuesSafe, common
.ttfTrue Type FontCaution, local settings could be altered
.txtplain textSafe, common
.urlInternet ShortcutCaution, could activate local program
.uuUUEncode, internet transfer format for all filesCaution, may contain infected files
.vbeprogramming, Visual Basic ScriptingDangerous, Common
.vbsprogramming, Visual Basic ScriptingDangerous, Common
.virNorton anti-virus definition fileCaution, local settings could be altered
.wavaudioSafe, common
.wb2spreadsheet, QuattroCaution, may contain nasty programming
.wbkMS Word, backup fileCaution, may contain nasty programming
.wizMS Word, wizard definationCaution, may contain nasty programming
.wk4spreadsheet, Lotus 123Caution, may contain nasty programming
.wksspreadsheets, MS Excel worksheetCaution, may contain nasty programming
.wmaaudioSafe, common
.wmfMS windows metafileSafe, common
.wpdWord Perfect documentCaution, may contain nasty programming
.wridocument, MS WriteSafe, common
.wscscriptlet fileDangerous, Common
.wsfScriptDangerous, non-standard
.wshprogramming, windows scriptingDangerous, Common
.xlkMS Excel, backup fileCaution, may contain nasty programming
.xlsMS Excel, spreadsheet bookCaution, may contain nasty programming
.xltMS Excel, new spreadsheet templateSafe, non-standard
.xmlweb page, Extended Markup LanquageCaution, could activate local program
.zcompressed file storage (UNIX)Caution, may contain infected files
.zipcompressed file storageCaution, may contain infected files