CNET Editors' note: User must contact the developer separately to obtain trial license key.
From Server Side Solutions:
eWall is a Microsoft Windows based gateway between the Internet and your mail server. It monitors the SMTP traffic in real-time, catching the majority of spam and viruses. The chain of flexible filters stops more than 95% of unwanted e-mails out of the box (more than 99% with Message Sniffer), dropping the mail server load by more than 90%. eWall doesn't require maintenance and includes optional self-updating components (ClamAV, Message Sniffer), that seamlessly work with and protect your mail environment from spam and viruses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. eWall is built on top of time-proven and reliable technologies. PHP is used as a flexible and powerful scripting engine, allowing you to write filters of any complexity. Any standard PHP drivers or libraries can be used in eWall's event-driven environment. The powerful PostgreSQL database is used to keep the statistics and index quarantined messages, e-mails and IP-lists, and track the session history. XML-RPC transport is used to manage and watch the eWall remotely from the Control Panel.
All filters represent open-sourced snippets of PHP code, stored in the eWall Repository. The Repository is an XML-formatted file with well documented structure, allowing you to easily modify existing, or quicky develop new, filters, containing the newest anti-spam and anti-virus techniques. The Repository shipped with eWall already contains most of major anti-spam and anti-virus filters, such as DNSBL, SPF, SURBL, Attachment filtering, Country filtering, SpamAssassin, ClamAV and various misc tests. eWall is available in two editions: Free and Unlimited. The Free edition is limited to the number of mailboxes and intended for small companies. The Unlimited edition protects an unlimited number of mailboxes and is available on a subscription basis. At any time you can upgrade from the Free edition to the Unlimited edition without re-installation, by replacing only the license key file.
What's new in this version: Version 184.108.40.206 adds SSL support, ClamAV and SpamAssassin (SpamD) clients, built-in PHP engine, built-in Message Sniffer engine, remote control panel, animated dashboard, filters repository.
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All versions:3.0 stars
out of 2 votes
Current version:3.0 stars
out of 2 votes
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"Great anti-spam protection, but for mail servers."
Version: eWall 220.127.116.11
Very flexible, allowing to use repository filters or write your own using PHP language.
Free version is limited only to 5 mailboxes.
Please disregard the previous poster. The author is well-known here as a local id..t (I'm not kidding, just check his other reviews). He even wasn't able to figure out that there are several editions, and yes, there is a FREE edition, limited to 5 mailboxes.
He probably thought that eWall is designed to filter junk in his hommy Outlook Express. Wrong! This is a software for mail servers, not individual users. Ok, enough about this dummy.
As I said, eWall is designed to stay upfront your mail server and filter junk mail. It includes a remote control panel that can manage multiple eWall servers. Although, I've noticed a high mem usage if it's left open for long time at Dashboard screen, the rest is fantastic! A real-time logs are very informative, stats charts have plenty of options to turn on/off to get necessary views and there is also Quarantine and MTA queue manager.
So if you are techy guy running your own mail server and looking for anti-virus and anti-spam protection, I'd recommend try this software and decide yourself.
"Do you have $365 - $599 to spend on this?"
Version: eWall 18.104.22.168
I feel it necessary to warn the little people like myself: who don't want to waste an hour trying to get this to work, and then finding out through trial and error that this is a complete waste of time and large sums of money!
This is great if you want to spend anywhere between $365 - $599 a year!
The software and services that really make this project sing are NOT free!
This is another one of those deals where they hook you into trying their "free" software so they can hopefully hook you into spending money on those aspects related to the software that make the software work as described.And to the developers ...
This was not as easy as just clicking here or there and then watch it work.
This is designed for IT professionals, programmers, and super power users.
And then, you may still not get it to work!
Updated on Oct 23, 2010
If you don't like my review then I suggest you not try to get free advertising by putting this in the free category/section on CNET.
The free section on CNET is for people like me who run from expensive projects like yours.
If we intended to spend hundreds of dollars relating to software we would NOT be looking at the free section of CNET.
Put your software where people with the big bucks can afford to buy it!
I'm certain I'm not the only one who hates trying out software that claims to be free, and then only have our hopes shattered because someone decided they could get some free advertising by getting people to download "free" software.
Deception is the worst thing any corporation could ever do!
What you have done here may be "legal", but it is completely immoral.
There are people all the time that claim "free download", but in reality the services related to that so called "free download" are in fact NOT cheap by any means!
My time was wasted here!!!