Average Ratings

6 Reviews
  • 3 / 5
    Overall
  • 3 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • GFI Software
  • www.gfi.com
  • Founded 1992
  • Malta

About GFI MailEssentials

GFI MailEssentials provides anti-spam and email security for your mail servers.


GFI MailEssentials Features

  • Allow / Block List
  • Audit Log
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Recovery
  • Email Routing
  • Encryption
  • Fraud Detection
  • Quarantine
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Spam Filter
  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Email Attachment Protection
  • Encryption
  • Policy Management
  • Quarantine
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Whitelisting / Blacklisting

GFI MailEssentials Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Brain-dead easy to manage, but brain-dead stupid software

Sep 12, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I suppose the management interface is generally intuitive, though something as simple as whitelisting an individual address or domain can be stupidly cumbersome. Oh, that email address your manager asked you to whitelist still isn't being allowed through? Better make sure you hit 'apply' in both areas, including the more hidden one not readily apparent from the section you enter the email address.

Support is fairly responsive, but I have not once had a serious issue resolved by them and isntead referred to their published knowledge base myself. This is not the fault of their support, but instead limitations of the software itself.

Cons: Where to begin? Extraordinarily limited anti-spam, anti-spoof and antivirus engines cause so much spam to waltz through on an hourly basis. It is an absolute embarassment of a product that is humiliating to our department - we've switched to Mimecast which we hopefully plan to implement in the next few weeks. We were saved by our endpoint antivirus software, mercifully, when an email spoofing our domain recently was sent to nearly every user in the company simultaneous attached with a crypto payload in a word doc. It is inexcuseable for software this poorly functioning to be marketed and sold at the price they are requesting.

This may be particular to our environment due to the nature of our business and the tremendous email volume, so a smaller company may have success with it.

We have used GFI Mail essentials for the past two years to archive our email for our users to access

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has performed very well as far as the archiving of our emails. Our users are able to retrieve their own emails for themselves therefore reducing the administration overhead of doing the same tasks ourselves.

Cons: There are only a few gripes and most are minor. One being the amount of segmented archives that seem to get created. Integration with our domain was a little tricky.

Overall: The ability to quickly and effectively archive our emails and retrieve them via a simple web browser gui.

Set it and Forget it AntiSPAM product that we use for most of our non-Office365 Clients

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Installation is fairly quick and easy.

GFI has a host of add-ons so it makes it easier to piece-meal the products you want to add to your deployment.

Love the end-user SPAM/Quarantine Access.

The Daily Digest feature is excellent, clients like the reports they get daily.

Cons: Can get cumbersome if you start going into the minutiae.

The Licensing part I'm not very fond of, if you go over the quantity the software simply stops working after a week or so of grace-period.

I would prefer if they sent email reminders when License renewal is closer.

Customer Service is hard to get a hold of.

System administrator

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's very easy to install system. Mostly the default configuration works out of the box without any problems.

Cons: The system is somewhat easy to use. They have a lot of limitations when you try to do advanced configuration load or reset spam lists.

Capterra-loader

An OK spam solution

Jun 05, 2018
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Administration is easier then on some of the other spam solution products I've used. Also one of the cheaper spam solutions.

Cons: The filters are sub par at filtering. Even after verifying hardened settings. Too much spam still gets through.

Overall a good service

Dec 12, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: GFI MailEssentials does a good job of controlling SPAM. Administration is easier than some similar products but not as easy as others.

Cons: Administration requires some IT experience for successful implementation and user maintenance. Occasionally it seems like the filters block some non-SPAM items.