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MAIN Provides New Junk Email and Virus Protection from Postini

As part of our commitment to bring you the best Internet service available, MAIN has partnered with email filtering leader Postini to offer you the latest virus-prevention and anti-spam tools available.

MAIN is making this service available to subscribers for just $10 (non-refundable) for a full year of virus and spam protection. To sign up, mail or fax your payment to us and your Postini account will be activated within one week. (Address and fax number information can be found here.)

When your account is activated, you will receive further detailed instructions.

If you aren't sure Postini is right for you, we are occasionally able to offer free two-week trial accounts. Send an email with your request to accounts@main.nc.us to be notified of the next free trial opportunity.

Postini has been rated the number one anti-spam product on the market. Its services are private and secure. The junk email and virus protection is an automated process. Nobody has access to your email except you. Nobody will read your email. Your email is not censored, and YOU control the filter settings.

Here is a brief overview of the Postini service:

  • Your email passes through Postini's automated filters that detect suspected junk email and viruses.
  • Suspicious email is directed to your personal, web-based, password-protected Message Center (it does not arrive at your computer's in-box). Think of this as a quarantine area. In your Message Center you can read the quarantined email online, delete it, or deliver (forward) it to your in-box.
  • As you begin using the service you should visit your Message Center often because Postini "remembers and learns" from your interaction as you identify messages you want filtered and those you want delivered to you. As time goes on you will be able to rely on Postini's periodic notifications of your Message Center activity.
  • Postini lets you "block" specific senders, meaning email from them will always be filtered. You can also "approve" senders, meaning their email will always be delivered.
  • This service is completely controlled by you.

When your service is activated you will be sent explicit instructions on how to access your Message Center and how to get the most out of your junk email and virus protection.

If you want to learn more, we encourage you to visit the Postini User Instructions page:

Postini User Instructions

If you have any questions please review the Postini FAQ page:

Frequently Asked Questions

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