The email system is based on a well-tested mail server named Postfix. It allows quick email delivery, even at high load. This mail server also provides smtp authetification for outgoing mail traffic.
It is possible to access your mail over the well known POP3 protcol as well as by the less known IMAP protocol. This allows you to use your account with a mail client like Outlook, Thunderbird, etc ...
In a perfect world there would be no unwanted email, however the world is as it is and sooner or later an email account will be sent spam mails. FMXMail uses several techniques to filter out spam. During our live test we noticed that over 94% of unwanted emails got recognized and less than 1% of real email has been flagged as spam.
The spam mail are not bounced back or directly deleted. Their subject is altered to show clearly that it's spam and delivered in the "Spam" folder. All spam mail older than 5 days in this folder get deleted.
During the field test the anti-virus caught every single virus coming in by email, not a single one got trough ! However against viruses there is no 100% protection. The virus database gets updated automatically every hour.