|Headquarters||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Key people||Ken Simpson, CEO
Stas Bekman, Director of Research
Mike Smith, Director of Development
|Products||Outbound Spam Filtering, Transparent Filtering, SMTP Relay, SMTP Proxy|
MailChannels provides a software for outbound Spam filtering that assists businesses by preventing spam from leaving the network. The software can be operated as a mail relay or transparently to filter spam coming out of servers not administered by the Web hosting provider.
MailChannels offers a cloud-based SMTP relay service that filters and sends mail on behalf of businesses to ensure email deliverability.
The company's first product was an SMTP proxy that provides tar-pitting and transparent SMTP proxy functionality for inbound email filtering. At the 2007 MIT Spam Conference, the company's founder, Ken Simpson, was awarded the "best paper" award.
In 2007, MailChannels joined MAAWG.
In 2010, the company launched an outbound email filtering platform that claims to be capable of filtering up to 30 millions messages per hour, transparently in the network. Outbound mail filtering involves scanning email traffic as it exits the network, identifying compromised accounts, and reducing the risk of having IP addresses blocked by receiving networks.
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