SurveilStar Email Monitoring Software

Electronic mail, often abbreviated as email or e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages. Email is widely used all over the world to help people to communicate with each other. Email is also a common characteristic of the 21st century in work places during business hours. Meanwhile email monitoring is executed in more and more companies for various reasons.

Surveilstar Email Monitoring Software helps you to monitors POP3/SMTP emails, http web mails, exchange emails and Lotus Notes emails. With email monitoring software, you can prevent business secret theft.

According to a survey by Quicktake, 42% of employers monitor their employees' emails. Therefore, there are more and more discussion about email monitoring.

Is email monitoring legal

In fact, under most conditions, email monitoring is legal. In USA, federal law usually has a tendency to be more biased towards the employer while state law is usually on the opposite side. When one of the three provisions is met: one of the parties has given consent, there is a legitimate business reason or the company needs to protect itself, the ECPA (Electronic Communications Privacy Act) allows companies to use email monitoring software to monitor the employees' emails. Under federal law email monitoring is usually allowed. In July 2000 legislators proposed the Notice of Electronic Monitoring Act in which employers would be required to notify new employees of any electronic monitoring including email monitoring and provide annual notice to all employees. However, if the company has implemented a written email policy where employees are informed about the possibility of email monitoring and warned that they should have no expectation of privacy, the company is protected from this type of privacy claim.

What is email monitoring for?

In fact, there are many legitimate reasons for employers to use email monitoring software to monitor the incoming or outgoing emails.

  • Maintaining the company's professional reputation and image;
  • Maintaining employee productivity;
  • Preventing and discouraging sexual or other illegal workplace harassment;
  • Preventing "cyberstalking" by employees;
  • Preventing possible defamation liability;
  • Preventing employee disclosure of trade secrets and other confidential information;
  • Avoiding copyright and other intellectual property infringement from employees illegally downloading software, etc.

In a word, Email monitoring can help to protect business secrets, prevent data leak out and improve employee's efficiency and productivity. Being legal and providing many benefits, email monitoring is adopted in more and more companies.

Email monitoring for parents

Email monitoring is also necessary for parents. Monitoring your child's emails will give you valuable insight into your child's behavior online and protect them from the dangers of the Internet. Monitoring your child's emails also tell you what they are interested in, what is happening around him, etc and keep you informed.

SurveilStar Email monitoring software

SurveilStar email monitoring software is a powerful and professional email monitoring program which is suitable for either companies or parents. SurveilStar email monitoring software can record all incoming and outgoing emails with details such as subject, content, sender, receiver and time. SurveilStar email monitoring software supports POP3 emails, SMTP emails, Exchange emails, web mails and Lotus mails. The email monitoring software comes with a built-in powerful search features which help you easily to track any email with specified conditions such as time, user, email type, sent or received mails, email address, subject, content, attachment and even file size of attachment.

SurveilStar, not just an email monitoring program

SurveilStar email monitoring software is not only an email monitoring program, but also an email controlling program. SurveilStar email monitoring software can specify allowed email addresses or blocked email addresses so that you can send emails to or receive mails from specified email addresses, block any unauthorized mails. SurveilStar email monitoring software can allow or forbid attachments as you like, or specify a file size range of attachments. You can even lock a computer if the user is trying to send an mail to a blocked email address. Emails sent or received by Outlook and other email client programs can be also monitored or controlled.

In a word, SurveilStar email monitoring software gives your full control of monitoring emails, sending emails and receiving emails.

How does SurveilStar monitor emails?

SurveilStar email monitoring software is composed of agents, a server and a console. The server is used to store email datas and the console is used to monitor emails and control emails' sending and receiving, and an agent is used to install on a computer where you need to monitor the emails.

SurveilStar email monitoring software will safely save any monitored emails. Even if any user deletes his emails, there is no difference because surveilstar email monitoring software has made a copy of every email sent or received in database.

Monitoring POP3/SMTP emails

POP3 is version 3 of Post Office Protocol which is an application-layer Internet standard protocol used by local e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection.

SMTP is the abbreviation of Simple Mail Transfer Protocol which is an Internet standard for electronic mail (e-mail) transmission across Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

SurveilStar email monitoring software supports recording POP3 received emails and SMTP sent emails.

Monitoring web emails

Webmail (or Web-based e-mail) is an e-mail service intended to be primarily accessed via a web browser, popular webmail providers include Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, AOL, Netease, etc. SurveilStar email monitoring software supports monitoring webmails.

Monitoring exchange emails

Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Servers line of server products and is widely used by enterprises using Microsoft infrastructure solutions. Exchange's major features consist of electronic mail, calendaring, contacts and tasks; support for mobile and web-based access to information; and support for data storage.

SurveilStar email monitoring software can easily record any emails via MS exchange.

Monitoring Lotus Notes emails

Lotus Notes is a client-server, collaborative application developed and sold by IBM Software Group. IBM describes the software as an "integrated desktop client option for accessing business e-mail, calendars and applications on IBM Lotus Domino server."

SurveilStar email monitoring software supports recording emails via Lotus Notes.

Suggestion for email monitoring

If your company does not monitor email, it is time to seriously consider using an email monitoring program. Without them, any company that provides their employees with email access faces serious legal and business threats. However, even if email monitoring is allowed, it's recommend to inform employees of email monitoring and implement an email monitoring policy.

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