GFI MailEssentials Online | Hosted email security and anti-spam filtering service

GFI MailEssentials Online ®

Hosted email security made easy

GFI MailEssentials® Online is a comprehensive hosted email security and spam filtering service that is extremely easy to deploy and maintain.

As a cloud-based service, GFI MailEssentials Online uses top-notch hosted spam filtering and multiple email security technologies to block 100% of viruses and over 99% of junk mail before they can enter your network. Its built-in continuity features allow you uninterrupted access to email even when your mail server is offline. In addition, an optional integrated archive service securely retains your important email messages for subsequent search and retrieval.

No single point of failure

Leverage multiple systems at multiple data centers for maximum scalability and reliability.

Filter inbound and outbound email

Prevent inappropriate emails and malicious attachments from being sent either to or from your network.

Save time and money now and later

No capital expenditures, no start-up costs, and no hardware or software to install or maintain.

Compatible with any mail server

Get comprehensive email security, email continuity, and email archive – regardless of your email environment.

Ensure email continuity

Access, respond to and send emails even in the event of a network or on-premise mail server outage.

Archive email messages

Choose this optional service to aid in regulatory compliance and storage management.

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"The smartest and most intuitive anti-spam filter available! And the built-in continuity can be a lifesaver."

Robert Campos, OffSite IT, LLC

Spotlight on GFI MailEssentials Online View this recording to discover how GFI MailEssentials Online, GFI’s hosted email security and spam filtering service, protects messages against spam and viruses, ensures business continuity and optionally archives email communications.

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 Online are:

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

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