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From "Michael Hutchinson" <>
Subject RE: antispam comparison by virus bulletin
Date Sun, 06 Sep 2009 23:27:10 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mouss []
> Sent: Monday, 7 September 2009 9:59 a.m.
> To: Justin Mason
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: antispam comparison by virus bulletin
> Justin Mason a écrit :
> > In fairness, they got in touch to ask for help in setting up a more
> > recent SA, but none of us (ie the PMC) had the spare cycles to help
> > out.  Comparative third-party tests like this always take a lot of
> > hand-holding.  We don't have the same kind of marketing budget as the
> > commercial companies, needless to say.
> >
> > OTOH, I think that McAfee's Email & Web Security Appliance runs on
> > SpamAssassin, or at least it did when I worked there ;)
> >
> they acquired Secure Computing. so I'd say the test involved what was
> called Ironmail. Did Ironmail use SA?

They probably used McAfee SpamAssassin. Other Net-App kit of theirs certainly does:

I'd say it is probable that McAfee use SpamAssassin in every one of their Anti-Spam devices/software
products. It certainly wouldn't be surprising. When we had errors come from some of their
A/V+AntiSpam products, the existence of Spamassassin "under-the-hood" became apparent (especially
when it moans about not being able to load a file :-)


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