Scanning Mail with an ASP

There are many ASPs on the Internet to scan you mail. To organize them, you need to break them down into categories.

  1. ASPs that scan mail for Spam and Viruses
  2. ASPs that scan mail for Content, such as words and phrases your organization finds questionable
  3. ASPs that archive your email (not really scanning, but some scanning needs to be done)
  4. ASPs that scan mail and convert it to an encrypted format

To choose an ASP provider, you must first decide on which kind of scanning you need done, or perhaps all of them. Many ASPs over a combination of the services above, and offer them on an a-la-cart basis. By choosing just what you need, you can customize your mail scanning service to fit your organizations needs.

Some ASPs that allow for customizing their offering include: