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Admin 2008

We just got back from Admin 2008.  It
was a great show.  We are happy to see the thriving Lotus Notes and
Domino community.  Kudos for nice job go to
for putting this together.  We
spent 2 days meeting a large variety of Lotus Notes users from around the
world.  I spent a lot of time at the booth, listening to what people
are doing to battle spam, and meeting customers to listen to product feedback.


We also spent a lot of time discussing
the problem of Backscatter, those annoying delivery failure reports, and
discussing ways to stop the problem.  I have written a blog
Stops Backscatter
about this problem
and explained how SpamSentinel fixes most of it.  Many people who
(unfortunately) use another spam blocking tool took us up on our offer
of a free Backscatter product, called
(for No Backscatter).  This
basically blocks most non-Delivery Reports (NDRs) while allowing legitimate
NDRs to flow through to their Lotus Notes mailbox.  The full product
does a more in-depth cleansing, but the free version blocks quite a lot
and was very well received by the people who use generic SMTP filtering
and don't have the benefit of using a product tailored to Lotus Notes and
Domino world.

Here I am with Allison Cote at the Admin
2008 booth:

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SpamSentinel Fan Club

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One SpamSentinel fan, Josh Currier, from
in Amesbury MA and many of his associates
in Sweden
, dropped by to say hello
and discuss our latest breakthroughs in spam blocking.

Here is one quote from Josh:

"We are a Lotus Notes shop and
SpamSentinel was designed specifically for Lotus Notes"

 <-  Josh Currier from

Here is my favorite story:

I met this nice attendee who works for a
large credit card company.  His boss, the CEO,  wants email management.
  As a CEO, spam is not his biggest problem, just the enormous amount
of unsolicited legitimate external email (meeting requests, board activities,
analyst meetings, charities, functions, etc.) that he gets as part of his
job.  So we are looking at having all of his mail go into an inspection
area (we call it our Quarantine) for his administrative assistant to review.
 Any mail that she recognizes will be released to him, and that recipient
put on a white list to allow future communications.  This way he is
not overwhelmed with these external messages.

Very interesting application of our software.
 We plan on doing a trial in the upcoming weeks.  Here we are
talking about it during one of the evening refreshment breaks:

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Frank Paolino's picture

Frank Paolino is the Founder and President of Maysoft, Inc. He likes to blog about Email security, email viruses and general email management.