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Our Mail Filtering Protects Against Over 3,000 Viruses a Week

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One of Akita’s key services is the provision of hosted email and the mail filtering which is so important in keeping inboxes safe and uncluttered.

To give you an idea of how hard our mail filtering servers have to work, on a weekly basis we handle over 750,000 emails!

Of these, typically over half of these are cleansed by our real-time block list. This ensures that emails sent from compromised accounts and email servers do not end up overwhelming our clients’ inboxes.

A further 180,000 emails a week are sent to invalid recipients and these are also removed by our mail filtering service to ensure that our clients are protected from as many rogue emails are possible.

Only one in five of the emails we handle – around 30,000 a day – are clean and genuine messages, whilst around 8,000 emails are day are pure spam.

The number of viruses continues to increase and, on average, our email filtering detects and quarantines around 550 viruses every day!