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No. There are so many technologies out there, and IBM can't do them all. Anti-spam is a rapidly moving field, an arms race really, and IBM's release schedules aren't conducive to keeping up. More than any specific cool technology (e.g. Bayesian), customers need a framework that will allow them to easily plug in new tools as quickly as spammers adpat to the current tools.IBM's anti-spam efforts should be directed into two areas:First, IBM should do more to develop technologies that keep spam from being received by the server in the first place. This is the bigger concern at the enterprise level, and there is a lot that IBM could do in that space but isn't yet. Check out Chris Linfoot's blog for lots of information about techniques he has been using for this. http://chris-linfoot.net/linfoot/blogsphe.nsfSecondly, IBM should do more to make the existing rules features (in both the server and the client) more extensible. There are loads of vendors out there with anti-spam products, and also some free tools, but they don't integrate with what IBM already has built into Notes. IBM should support a way for an admin or end-user to go into the Rules UI and set up more arbitrary rules, including ones that execute code that is custom-built or installed with a 3rd party tool. That way, IBM would be encouraging individuals and vendors to create their own filter technologies -- whether Bayesian, neural net, etc. -rich

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Ted: it's economics (to me, at least). I know spam is a moving target (Rich is on target), but the better technical base on which to build and add anti-spam will enhance the financial appeal of a Domino7 upgrade. It also continues to push Domino as [b]inherent more secure[/b]. Microsoft's immediate solution to scaling Exchange servers is to offer a 64-bit choice (more expensive hardware), while Domino7 has increased efficiency and performance for the same hardware. SpamGuru simply makes a Domino7 upgrade or migration a much easier choice. Got my fingers crossed, JackP.S. I'm right in the midst, on site, of an Exchange 2000 to Domino (on Linux) migration. The customer has been dissapointed with Microsoft Exchange and is eager to provide a full-featured, safe, and stable collaboration solution.

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First: I can't see any reason for why IBM shouldn't provide this technology with Domino.Second: But only if IBM doesn't lock-in the customer and provides "plugs" for easy integration of third-party extensions that allows to keep-up with the fast changing user/admin/developer requirements.My vote: provide the basic features of SpamGuru, but let the customer decide to use them or give third party tools and technolgies the preference.Peter

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In my environment we already have a spam solution that works very well. Having it integrated into Domino would not be the least bit compelling. Also, my users consider spam to be an IT problem. Our current spam solution has a plugin for Notes to let users tag/flag messages and they simply won't do it. And, finally, I prefer having the spam gone before it gets to Domino.

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IBM should definitely incorporate this into Domino. It would be nice to have a second tier to fall back on. Relax my rules a bit on the front end and let the users decide what is SPAM and not on the Domino side.

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