GFI MailEssentials | Anti-spam filter and mail server antivirus

GFI MailEssentials ®

Eliminate spam and protect your network from viruses and other email threats

GFI MailEssentials® is an award-winning email security and anti-spam software solution for Exchange Server and other mail servers, which protects your network against email-borne viruses and other malware threats and delivers a spam capture rate of over 99%. It filters out spam email, phishing scams and viruses through various security layers, including up to five antivirus scanning engines and multiple anti-spam filtering technologies – such as two frequently updated anti-spam engines that require no tweaking, IP reputation filtering, greylisting, directory harvesting attack protection and more.

GFI MailEssentials also adds various email management tools to your mail server, including email disclaimers, email monitoring and redirecting based on custom rules, email reporting, list server, server-based auto replies and POP3 downloading.

Established solution

Thousands of customers worldwide use GFI MailEssentials and it has won several awards.

Ultra high spam detection rate

GFI MailEssentials delivers one of the highest spam capture rates in the industry, over 99%.

Ultra low false positives

Incorporating multiple anti-spam modules and technologies, it dramatically reduces false positives.

Easy to use

Designed for ease-of-use, offering administrators an ultra-high spam capture rate with minimal configuration.

Multiple antivirus scanning engines

Reduce the average time to obtain virus signatures which combat the latest threats, take advantage of greater strength and virtually eliminate the chances of an infection.

Trojan and Executable Scanner

GFI MailEssentials’ unique scanner detects Trojans, worms and other malicious scripts within executables without the need for virus updates.

Exploit engine

The product’s Email Exploit Engine and HTML Sanitizer block email exploits and disable any malicious scripts.

Highly competitive price

Benefit from tried and tested out-of-the-box filtering at SMB-friendly prices.

Free trial

"GFI MailEssentials filtered our incoming spam and reduced the load on our systems while providing highly flexible and customizable rules that allowed me to stay ahead of the spammers."

Gary Moon, Saratoga Hospital, NY

Discover how GFI MailEssentials protects your network against email-borne viruses and other malware threats and delivers a spam capture rate of over 99%. It filters out spam email, phishing scams and viruses through various security layers, including up to five antivirus scanning engines and multiple anti-spam filtering technologies – such as two frequently updated anti-spam engines that require no tweaking, IP reputation filtering, greylisting, directory harvesting attack protection and more.

View this recording to discover how GFI’s two email security solutions – GFI MailEssentials and GFI MailEssentials Online – protect your network against email-borne viruses and other malware threats.

View this recording to learn more about the new GFI MailEssentials. We've merged the features and functionality of previous versions of GFI MailEssentials and GFI MailSecurity for an anti-spam and email security solution – all in one.

Best practices:

Strategies for boosting your practice’s information immunity

Physicians know how to treat human-borne viruses but are often unprepared to deal with the ones disseminated by computers. These threats, which carry legal, financial and public relations consequences, must be managed effectively to protect your practice and its patients.

Email security in small and medium-sized businesses:

No organization can afford to operate without an email security strategy

The risk landscape is constantly changing with new threats surfacing every day. This white paper looks at email security in small and medium businesses, the solutions available and what features SMBs cannot do without.

Email security:

Why SMBs need an email security strategy

Whether you’re an organization with 50 employees or a global corporation with 50,000, spam and viruses can wreak havoc on your business. SMBs need to make sure they are armed with the best security solutions available – demanding enterprise-class protection paired with fast deployment, ease of management and flexible configuration options. And, all at a price they can afford.

Why one virus engine is not enough:

Multiple virus engines are needed to reduce time lag between virus outbreak and virus protection

This white paper examines why having multiple antivirus scanners at mail server level substantially reduces the chance of virus infection and explores ways in which this can be achieved.

Hardware requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for GFI MailEssentials are:

Processor
  • Minimum: 1Ghz
  • Recommended: 2GHz with multiple cores
Available memory (RAM)
  • Minimum: 1.2GB
  • Recommended: 1.5GB
Free disk space
  • Minimum: 6GB
  • Recommended: 10GB
Note:

Hardware requirements depend on a range of factors including email volume, and number of Anti Virus engines enabled in GFI MailEssentials. The requirements specified above are required for GFI MailEssentials only.

Software requirements
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (x86/x64) or later
  • Microsoft IIS SMTP service or Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010/2013 (SP1 or later for Exchange 2007)
  • Microsoft IIS World Wide Web service
  • Microsoft Messaging Queuing Service (MSMQ)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • ASP.NET & Windows Authentication role services when installing on Windows Server 2008