Hoewel dat alweer meer dan elf jaar geleden is gebeurd, wordt de oude naam nog steeds genoemd in het product door de toevoeging 'powered by Brightmail'.Het programma biedt antispam- en antimailwareopties, geavanceerde contentfiltering en , en biedt ook encryptieopties aan door te integreren met Symantec-encryptieproducten.[Suspected Spam] IMT has added a second filter that works by scanning all incoming email messages that are not marked as [Spam] before they reach APU inboxes and tagging the message subject with [Suspected Spam] if it meets specific criteria defined by IMT. was a San Francisco-based technology company focused on anti-spam filtering.
The Brightmail Logistics and Operations Center (BLOC) evaluates newly detected spam and issues rules for ISPs.The Brightmail name continued to be used by Symantec, and the slogan Powered by Brightmail appeared on their products until 2011 when most products were renamed or deprecated into what is known as Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG). by a group of AOL expatriates led by Sunil Paul in 1998, with the promise to “end spam,” Bright Light raised million in three rounds of venture capital led by Accel, TCV, and Symantec.After the second round of funding, Bright Light changed its name to Brightmail in summer 1999.These rules are used by customer’s Symantec Brightmail servers to catch spam and viruses. Install the SPA and Anti-virus licenses previously saved.