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Top 10 reads on email security 2016

By | December 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

It’s been an exciting year in email security and infrastructure, and the Halon team has tried to cover some of the interesting stuff we’ve come across. In case you missed any of it, these are our top posts on email, security, tech and encryption. If  you have questions around any of it, just shoot us an email! […]

This year, wish lists will be sent to Santa via email

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Ever got an email from Santa Claus? Me neither, but in this day and age I’m assuming it’s just a matter of time. And when I do, I want to see his face in the ”From”-field. Yes, I said face, not name. […]

DuoCircle reduced time to manage the network by 90%

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

DuoCircle is an entity that was established for the migration of Dyn’s legacy email receiving products customers to a more powerful and feature rich email handling platform. They were challenged with migrating Dyn’s legacy email infrastructure to provide simpler and easy to use configuration files, reducing hardware hosting costs and ensuring better customer satisfaction. […]

How One.com reduced email costs by up to 70%

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Anders Saaby, CTO, One.com explains, “Due to One.com’s high growth rate, we needed to upgrade our existing email delivery and security infrastructure to a newer solution that scaled better in terms of performance and maintenance. One.com typically develop their own software and systems as this enables them to offer truly differentiated services with many unique features, at very competitive prices. This usually rules out many commercial products, as they cannot properly support and integrate into One.com’s sophisticated and highly customized platforms. […]

Why you need to demand high deliverability and security of email

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Trends come and go but fashion is always in style. 20 years of emails shows that it is a consistent way of communication, despite a relatively standstill in development. While the world sings their praise for new and sexy messaging services like Slack, gets rid of stationary phones, and transfer customer communication to Facebook chat bots, the B2B world still rely steadily on email. After three days of WebSummit in Lisbon, Portugal, I am even more convinced than before. […]

Let’s start selling software like it’s 2016

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Software is developed at a rapid pace. But development in how we sell software seems to be at a standstill since the 1980’s. Why is it that all the power of innovation went towards the product development instead of putting some effort in to developing the business model as well? […]

Can I haz secure email?

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Halon CTO Anders Berggren at Netnod Autumn meeting 2016, speaking about DANE and secure email.

How to implement DMARC

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

In one of our previous blogs we explained the importance and value with DMARC. This article will explain how to deploy DMARC with our Halon SMTP software. In addition to implementing this in your Halon, you need to be able to add text records to your domain’s DNS server for which you want to protect with DMARC. […]

How to test SMTP servers using the command-line

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

In certain situations it can be very helpful to be able to quickly check if a SMTP server is online and reachable, has support for TLS and that it’s working, test user authentication and measure transaction delays and throughput. All of this and more can be done quickly using the command-line. Here’s your guide! […]

What to remember when you hate on spam

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Did you open your mailbox this morning, only to find a few more of those obnoxious spam emails? Did you react with an irritated frown and a thought about that you are paying for some service to keep this shit out? Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal. In fact, so did I. […]

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