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Spam Levels Continue to Rise

The amount of spam email swirling around the Internet continues to grow. In the past month, we’ve seen an enormous influx of potential customers and resellers calling us because they’re having trouble keeping up with all of the spam attacking their email hosting systems. It seems like we’re hearing this, time and again, every day:
“I’ve either got to invest in a lot more hardware to process all of this spam, or I’ve got to make the decision to outsource.”
We, of course, would like them all to outsource.
With that said… if there is anyone out there that would like to learn more about how we tackle the spam problem, here are two ways you can do that without having to talk to us:
1. We have a detailed write-up on our website. Go here if you’d like to read all about how we do what we do.
2. just released a podcast with Bill, our CTO, discussing this exact topic. Go here if you’d like to listen in. Please note that the show starts off with an introduction to many topics, but Gene was nice enough to carve out the Webmail specific piece. So once you get through the intro, it’s all Bill from there. It’s pretty long and detailed and will help a lot if you’re looking to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we handle spam.
And of course, you can always contact us to learn more.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.

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