Thoughts on Barracudas?

Mike Kercher mike at
Mon Aug 21 15:17:46 IST 2006

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> Folks,
> I have had some comments from a few people leaving the
> mailing list as they are ditching their MailScanner setups
> and switching to Barracuda applicances instead. They claim
> that things worked fine when they first installed
> MailScanner, but gradually more and more spam is leaking
> through, to the point where they have decided to abandon it.
> What is your opinion on the Barracuda appliance?
> How easy is it to use?
> Does it actually work?
> Can it survive the loads they say it can?
> And, of course, how does it compare with MailScanner?
> Please be open and honest, and as impartial as you can.
> All of your thoughts are most welcome.

I've had ONE customer move away from MailScanner and the reason they did
so was the inability for users to configure their own white/black lists.
They went to Sophos PureMessage.  It does an adequate job, but from what
I've seen, it's accuracy is not on the same level as MS/SA.  It's
performance is much lower too.


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