About GFI MailEssentials

GFI MailEssentials is a cloud-based anti-spam solution that helps small to large enterprises manage spam emails and prevent potential malware threats. It comes with an admin console, which enables users to synchronize critical data such as attachments or keywords and maintain logs of mail flow in a centralized database. GFI MailEssentials lets businesses configure security settings to block incoming mails containing specific keywords, social security numbers or file extensions. It provides users with an administrative dashboard to view recent updates, logs or email statistics and generate reports on email interactions across the organization. Additionally, managers can utilize the exploit engine to detect malicious email-based Trojan executables and quarantine suspicious files. GFI MailEssentials facilitates integration with third-party anti-virus engines such as Bitdefender, Avira, Sophos, Kaspersky and Cyren to detect new system threats. Pricing is available on request and support is extended via phone, email and other online measures.
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GFI MailEssentials pricing

GFI MailEssentials does not have a free version. GFI MailEssentials paid version starts at US$99.00/one-time.

Starting Price:
US$99.00/one-time
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
N/A

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GFI MailEssentials Reviews for UK Users

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Feature rating

Value for Money
3
Functionality
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3.5
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 24/04/2018

System administrator

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.

Eric T.
  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 09/02/2018

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

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

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.

Jared M.
  • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
2
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

2
Reviewed on 12/09/2018

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

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.

Shawn B.
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
2

4
Reviewed on 14/05/2018

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

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.

John R.
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
2
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 22/10/2018

A bit finicky

Pros

Once you get it configured it does a great job of filtering out spam.

Cons

Loves to crash in the middle of the night and fill users boxes with spam.

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