At the end of last year, Halon was a sponsor of the Winter 2021 Inbox Expo in Valencia, Spain. Amongst the many subjects discussed was the topic of building your own email infrastructure.
While many organizations rely on outsourcing email sending to email service providers (ESPs), there are plenty of organizations that choose to run their own email infrastructure. During the event, representatives from Mailkit, Postmastery, and Inter7 participated in a panel discussion on the topic. During the session, they explored the landscape of email management, the resources required and some of the potential challenges faced when building your own private email infrastructure.
The panelists in Valencia included:
Jakub Olexa. Co-founder of Mailkit (and his new ESP service Omnivery) based in the Czech Republic.
Maarten Oelering. Co-founder of Postmastery, a dedicated email infrastructure consultancy established 8 years ago in the Netherlands.
Keith Kouzmanoff. Co-founder of Inter7 who specializes in supporting private MTA infrastructure for organizations including GoDaddy, Fastweb, and Playboy. Based in the United States.
Halon is presenting at, and sponsoring, the 4th general meeting of JPAAWG. It’s an independent regional offshoot of the global Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group backed by long-time M3AAWG members IIJ and TwoFive. M3AAWG is where the industry comes together to work against botnets, malware, spam, viruses, DoS attacks and other online exploitation. It’s the largest industry association, with more than 200 members worldwide, bringing together all the stakeholders in the online community in a confidential, open forum.
I will be speaking about the latest email authentication technologies together with Hackim Farrell from Proofpoint; specifically transport encryption with DANE and MTA-STS. Until recently, there was no widely deployed technology for properly protecting email communication from eavesdropping. We have been advocating for improved email encryption for a long time at conferences and industry meetings allovertheglobe. We’ve nudged and encouraged, and is very happy to see that there’s now 3 million email domains with DANE, and that both Microsoft and Google has enabled MTA-STS for their consumer mailbox services.
Are you interested in taking part, and happen to know one of the members? If so, I recommend reaching out and applying to attend an upcoming meeting as their guest! If not, we’re happy to guide you through the process. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to know more about what we do at M3AAWG, or want to talk about email in general.
As a supporting member, we’re happy to be participating in our 7th meeting on February 18-21. M3AAWG meetings are an exceptional opportunity to discuss the latest in messaging security with other professionals in a focused environment of working sessions and educational panels.
We would be delighted if you joined the transport encryption session that I’m speaking at, on Wednesday. Also, if you want to meet up, just get in touch! We’re all around; product, sales and engineering.
Halon are going to Smau 2018 in Milan on October 23-25, with our new distributor AnswerVAD. We have had the fortune to be introduced to this big Italian event through Massimo, the CEO of AnswerVAD. This is an innovation event, and a great place to be for announcing our presence in the region. We will be in a booth together with AnswerVAD. If you are interested of going there but don’t have a ticket, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will sign you up for free. Hope to se you in Milan!
The very successful TES security roundtable meetings are continuing. This time it brings us to London, UK on May 24th.
The meeting will revolve around DMARC, DANE, email encryption techniques, password protection and SMTP transport protection. Vittorio Bertola, Head of Policy and Innovation at Open-Xchange has assemblied a great line-up. The meeting is an exclusive invite-only event for people working with email infrastructure issues.
M3AAWG meetings are an exceptional opportunity to discuss the latest in messaging security with other professionals in a focused environment of working sessions and educational panels. This time we meet in Munich, Germany. Leading industry experts, researchers and public policy officials address such diverse topics as bot mitigation practices, social networking abuse, mobile abuse and pending legislation.
As an official supporter member, we will of course participate in the Munich meeting on June 4th-7th. If you want to meet up, just get in touch!
M3AAWG is the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group, a trusted global forum that focuses on operational issues of internet abuse, including technology, industry collaboration and public policy. They host three general meetings per year, two in the US and one in Europe, and Halon will be one of the sponsors at this years first General Meeting in San Francisco in late February.
With over 200 members worldwide, including giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft as well as many smaller companies, M3AAWG is the largest global association of the industry. Companies can apply for different levels of membership, Sponsor, Full Member and Supporter. Halon became a supporter one year ago today and is represented by CTO Erik Lax and CPO Anders Berggren:
I’m very proud that we got accepted into M3AAWG. Halon is committed to help driving email transport encryption adoption, and we participate in the Special Interest Group for pervasive monitoring.
It’s that time of the year, when we start looking forward to another amazing week in Europa Park. What used to be WHD.global is now CloudFest, March 10-16 in Rust, Germany. We’ll be there, and we have a code if you want a free ticket worth €349!
Use the code CF18P6T when you register, or just click here: direct link: http://www.cloudfest.com/sign-up/?code=CF18P6T . The standard ticket covers all conference sessions, the trade show, catering and networking events such as the Come2Gather Party, legendary ConneXion Party and the BierFest. Standard ticket regular price is worth €349.
But we’re not just going for the parties, of course we want to meet you there. If you are hosting a large-scale email service and perhaps looking to replace a home-brew solution och getting more efficiency by cutting maintenance hours, please let us know. Book a meeting or just stop by our booth which is right by the main entrance. Welcome to CloudFest 2018 – everything you loved about WHD.global only bigger, bolder, and reflecting the entire cloud ecosystem!
We kindly invite you who represent a telco, hosting or email company in Scandinavia to an exclusive Email Security Roundtable, to introduce you to the Trusted Email Services (TES) initiative.
TES was launched as an industry effort to raise awareness around email security threats and promote the deployment of innovative technologies to address them, including encryption and DNS-based mechanisms such as DNSSEC, DANE and DNS filtering. The discussion will deliver an insight into how internet service providers and software companies adopting TES guidelines and best practices can secure and qualify their services, comply with recent legal requirements (GDPR) and establish enduring customer relationships.
The event takes place at Hotel at Six, Brunkebergstorg 6, Stockholm.
To allow for a meaningful and useful discussion, seating for this event will be limited to 15 participants.
Driving IT, on November 3rd in Copenhagen, is a conference that gives a unique insight into the world’s constant changes in IT and development. The host IDA is The Danish Society of Engineers.
IDA Universe wants to strengthen knowledge exchange and personal and development for professionals who engage in technical and science subjects at a high academic level.
One way of doing this is the Driving IT conference, where Halon CTO Anders Berggren will be speaking. His topic is ”The state of email encryption”, addressing the fact that standards such as DANE and MTA-STS are becoming competitive differentiators. Are you in the Copenhagen area? Get your ticket!
The Halon MTA is a flexible email operations and security platform.
It enables organisations that operate large-scale email services to offer competitive features by rapid implementation
and to lower maintenance costs through reliable deployment and reduced complexity.