IMF Tune - Bringing Back the Exchange Connection Filter
Case Studies - See how IMF Tune is being employed in real live environments.
Whitepapers - Learn how to optimize anti-spam filtering with the help of IMF Tune.
KB: IMF Tune - Disk Anti-Virus Configuration
On-access disk anti-virus scanning is known to interfere with disk access operations that other applications perform. Here we describe the IMF Tune Server directory structure explaining which disk directories are to be excluded from aggressive anti-virus scanning.
HOWTO: Blocking Spam Spoofing Our Own Domain
Are you receiving spam claiming to be from your domain? Today we see how we can counter such spam, turning spoofing to our advantage.
HOWTO: Setup a Low Priority Whitelist
In IMF Tune, whitelisting takes priority over any other SCL rating. However occasionally we may need to setup a low priority whitelist, one that is only applied if no blacklist is matched. Here are the details on how to setup such a whitelist.
HOWTO: Blocking Keywords in the From Header
There is yet another spam wave that is causing head scratching to some of you. Blocking this type of spam is very easy with IMF Tune. All you need is to setup a Simple SCL Rule matching keywords at the FROM header.
HOWTO: Block Spam with Keyword Expressions
Is this spam email too tricky to block? Here is how we deal with some of the current spam waves. From RBLs to Keyword Expressions, we discuss practical ways to keep the Inbox clean.
HOWTO: Change the Moderator/Reporting Date and Time formats
The IMF Tune Moderator/Reporting Web Component displays date and time information in various parts of the interface. Different countries have differing methods for formatting such information. For example in US the short date format used is M/d/yyyy. In the UK the format dd/MM/yyyy is used instead.
HOWTO: IMF Tune Quarantine - Enable SQL Authentication
For the system to work IMF Tune requires an SQL Server that supports both Windows Authentication and SQL Authentication. This is sometimes referred to as mix authentication mode. In case SQL Authentication is not enabled, IMF Tune will be unable to upload any emails to the database server.
HOWTO: Install IMF Tune Moderator/Reporting Manually
This document describes how to manually setup the IMF Tune Moderator Web Application on Windows 2008/2008 R2 server platforms running IIS 7.0/7.5
HOWTO: Move the Quarantine DB to New Hardware
The IMF Tune v5.6 Moderator/Reporting relies on an MS SQL database backend. Here records on quarantined emails and reporting are stored. With time you may need to move the database to new hardware.
HOWTO: Setup Quarantine with Performance in Mind
The IMF Tune Moderator/Reporting interface very often provides access to thousands of emails. At the same time new emails are being added to the backend database. This requires the system to be very responsive. Here are some recommendations on how to install and configure this component with performance in mind.
HOWTO: Purge IMF Tune Quarantine Database
IMF Tune provides tools to automatically manage Quarantine Database growth. Despite that, sometimes you may need to force a cleanup. There is no one click solution for that. However a simple workaround is available that will allow you to achieve this goal.
Whitepaper: Use and Abuse of Anti-Spam White/Black Lists
White and Black lists are often the first line of defence against spam. However trivial the configuration may appear, each list type has some unique characteristics defining their scope and potential effectiveness.
Whitepaper: Combining IMF with Other Anti-Spam Solutions
Many organizations are today adopting the Intelligent Message Filter to block spam at server level. Some rely on IMF exclusively; others are combining it with their current filters to further harden spam filtering...
Whitepaper: IMF Tune Opens Exchange to Any Anti-Spam Filter
IMF Tune enables any anti-spam filter to integrate into Exchange 2003. Filters running on any platform, on firewall appliances, and even at external service providers, suddenly become an integral part of Exchange...
Case Study: University Of Missouri-Columbia
IMF Tune adds key functionality to the Intelligent Message Filter
Academic staff and students at the University Of Missouri-Columbia are certain to have their mailboxes well guarded against spam. Their recent adoption of the Microsoft Exchange Intelligent Message Filter together with WinDeveloper IMF Tune greatly hardened their layered message hygiene architecture...
Case Study: CNF Incorporated
Anti-spam filters running on Red Hat Enterprise become fully Exchange integrated
Like any major corporation, CNF Inc, a $4.2 billion global transportation, logistics and supply chain services organization, is continually challenged to protect its email networks against rising volumes of spam and increasingly ingenious spam attacks. As part of its overall strategy, CNF chose WinDeveloper IMF Tune as a key element in its protection program...
Case Study: Kaz Incorporated
IMF Tune Integrates Anti-Spam Firewall Appliances to Exchange
To provide their workforce with Junk E-mail filtering, Kaz Incorporated, combined their current anti-spam firewall devices with WinDeveloper IMF Tune SCL Management. IMF Tune provides seamless Exchange integration to anti-spam solutions lacking this capability. The setup enabled delivery of spam to the Outlook Junk E-mail folder, minimizing the disruption caused by unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE)...