Although it cannot and should not replace all face-to-face communication and other forms of communication, internal email usage can cover many areas within the business. Internal emails can function as an effective communication for sharing basic information, such as new cafeteria prices, paper use guidelines or security precautions, for example. Sending simple messages to an entire workforce with just the click of a mouse is fast, easy, convenient and can save the company money. If saved, the email can function as proof of a message sent or received, and is easily accessible to remind the recipient of pertinent information. Many businesses use email as part of its marketing efforts to share information with prospects, customers, vendors.

No one likes sifting through spam. Here is how we ensure it never ends up on the menu or in your inbox:

BroadStorm uses SpamAssassin, a state-of-the-art email filtering solution that tests to identify unsolicited bulk email, more commonly known as ‘spam.’ This filter has a modular architecture so it can respond against spam and is designed for easy integration into virtually any email system. Assets analysed to establish spam or ham include:header tests, body phrase tests, Bayesian filtering, automatic and manual address whitelist/blacklist, and collaborative spam identification databases (DCC, Pyzor, Razor2);DNS Blocklists, also known as “RBLs” or “Realtime Blackhole Lists”.

SpamAssassin is widely used in all aspects of email management. You can readily find SpamAssassin in use in both email clients and servers, on many different operating systems, filtering incoming as well as outgoing email, and implementing a very broad range of policy actions.

This flexible and powerful set of Perl programs, unlike older spam filtering approaches, uses the combined score from multiple types of checks to determine if a given message is spam.


SpamAssassin uses a wide variety of local and network tests to identify spam signatures. This makes it harder for spammers to identify one aspect which they can craft their messages to work around.

Easy to extend

Anti-spam tests and configuration are stored in plain text, making it easy to configure and add new rules.


SpamAssassin encapsulates its logic in a well-designed, abstract API so it can be integrated anywhere in the email stream. The Mail:SpamAssasin can be used on a wide variety of email systems including procmail,sendmail, Postfix, qmail, and many others.

Easy Configuration

SpamAssassin requires very little configuration; you do not need to continually update it with details of your mail accounts, mailing list memberships, etc. Once classified, site and user-specific policies can then be applied against spam. Policies can be applied on both mail servers and later using the user’s own mail user-agent application.