What Is G Suite?
G Suite (also known as Google Apps) is a cloud-based solution from Google which offers email, messaging, security, archiving and other capabilities delivered from Google’s worldwide network of cloud data centers. For more information please see: https://gsuite.google.com/together
Before You Start
Before continuing with the provisioning and configuration of the Spambrella service, it is recommended that you have the information listed below.
Information required for configuring Spambrella
Information required for configuring G Suite
Setup Inbound Mail Flow
Spambrella is deployed between the customer’s G Suite environment and the Internet. Inbound mail is routed to Spambrella by changing the customer’s MX records. After email is processed by Spambrella it is routed to G Suite.
Locate your MX record for the domain in G Suite
These values will be necessary when you add your domains to Spambrella.
Sign-in to the Spambrella user interface. Adding domain(s) to Spambrella
The delivery and failover destinations refers to the “points to” values captured in the previous section.
Configure G Suite
Configure Inbound Mail Gateway
When this setting is enabled, Gmail scans the message header to locate the first occurrence of an IP address that is not listed in the Gateway IPs. This is referred to as the “external IP.” Gmail considers the “external IP” as the sending IP and uses this IP for SPF checks and spam evaluation.
OPTIONAL Update Safety Settings
GSuite’s safety settings allow organizations to enable or disable policies related to viewing and accessing email. If you have enabled some or all of these settings you may experience some delivery issues. Please review the following steps to ensure your settings are supported.
Setup Outbound Mail Flow
Spambrella is deployed between the customer’s G Suite environment and the Internet. Outbound mail is routed to Spambrella by configuring an outbound mail gateway. This will route all outbound mail to Spambrella.
Enable Outbound Relaying
Add Service IP addresses to your Inbound Gateway
Configure G Suite
Configure Outbound Mail Gateway
Update Sender Policy Framework (SPF)
When sending outbound email through the Spambrella gateway, recipients receive mail sent from Spambrella rather than G Suite mail servers. If the recipient’s mail service attempts to verify that the message came from your domain, it must confirm that the gateway server is an authorized mail server for your domain.
To enable this, you need to add the Spambrella SPF record to your domain.
It doesn't require an arcane knowledge to set the Spam filtering up, the guides are straight to the point and support staff are very helpful. Functionality wise, in short: we do not get spammed. Thanks to Spambrella.
Archiving wise, the new solution is easy to use, searches well and fast and is by far the cheapest we could find at the time. Ten year retention rocks!
The service is great at filtering bad email as well as junk email out while allowing clean email though. I have used a few other options over the years and this is the best I have found. Clients sometimes have trouble configuring their settings to how they want it to be. Or tag emails as approved when they shouldn't and need IT interaction to resolve. Maybe just ease of use or having a more clear way for clients to resolve basics on their own.
Robust, versatile, and reliable...
The reliability of the service and the level of protection that it provides. My spam levels immediately dropped to near zero.
There are almost no false positives. And I'm easily able to customize the level of protection with whitelists, blacklists, and sensitivity settings. I'm also a big fan of the antivirus and URL scanning features.
Used the software for: 2+ years - 5/5 Overall
With an ever overloaded department, and with cybersecurity skills shortage getting worse securing the I.T infrastructure.
Offloading the task of e-mail filtering to Spambrella has dramatically helped in the department's performance. The only drawback in our case is that the service is hosted outside of our territory and thus out of the legal jurisdiction.
I found spambrella to be easy to set up and has dramatically reduced the number of spam emails hitting our inboxes. It was easy to 'train' the software to release any genuine emails that were caught or add any spam that was not picked up.
Within a couple of weeks of use virtually no spam arrived to our mailboxes. Spam and phishing emails are a growing problem for everyone I'm sure. I now get a very low incidence of spam.
Easy to onboard my customers from another spam filtering system. Very fast and haven't had any downtime in the 9 months since I have moved to Spambrella. When I have had to use support, responses where quick. I had to move all my customers from another filtering system with little notice. After I moved my customers I realised how bad the old solution I used was. Contact with Sales and Support always been professional
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