I just want to thank all the 616 people who e-mailed me to wish me a happy new year. Thanks also go to the 421 people who reckon that they can provide me with a larger penis, and the 380 people who want to sell me a Rolex.
Thankfully, none of these e-mails made it to my Inbox, as we’re now using Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering Service. Our MX record is now changed to point to the MS filtering server, and we don’t accept SMTP traffic from anyone else besides them. Our volume of e-mail has dropped by over 95% in the last month since we started the trial service (which very quickly turned into a subscription when we realised how good it was). I reckon that what it costs us in monthly subscription to this service is more than offset by our saving in bandwidth. It’s like we more than doubled our bandwidth, whilst removing the admin overhead of maintaining blacklists and false positives, etc.