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Unsolicited email or ‘spam’ is a modern-day scourge. For a business that communicates every day via email, spam can severely affect staff productivity. Find out how Blackbird assisted Grope Hamilton Lawyers to overcome this problem and increase the speed and reliability of its network.

The Issue

Mark Hamilton came to hear of Blackbird through a referral, and requested an assessment of the IT environment. Grope Hamilton Lawyers was running an aged file server with temperamental backups and email was hosted externally with minimal anti-spam capabilities. The workstations weren’t centrally managed and regular maintenance was not being performed, making the machines run slowly and unreliably.

The Solution

As the current server was around four years old at the time, an upgrade of the server was not deemed the best approach. A new Windows Small Business Server was installed as a replacement, which provided Grope Hamilton Lawyers with room for growth. Microsoft Exchange was installed to manage the email accounts, and allow email, calendars and contacts to be shared between staff members.

Sophos Antivirus was installed on the server to provide centrally managed protection for the server and all workstations. Sophos PureMessage was installed to provide filtering, which quickly got the spam problem under control.

After returning the network to a smooth operation, Blackbird now runs a regular monthly maintenance schedule to ensure that the system continues to perform at its peak. As a result, Grope Hamilton Lawyers has enjoyed several years of trouble-free operation from its IT systems and no longer experiences excessive spam levels.

If your inbox is full of spam and you need help to get it under control, then call Blackbird on (08) 7324 7777.

About Grope Hamilton Lawyers

Grope Hamilton Lawyers has been involved in South Australia’s commercial law field for over 20 years. The original firm was founded in 1983 by Peter Grope and Mark Hamilton, before merging with Johnsons lawyers in 1987.

Adelaide’s largest legal firm, Finlaysons, absorbed Johnsons in 1991, and later that year, Grope Hamilton Lawyers was reformed as an independent, ‘boutique’ commercial law firm.

Since then, Grope Hamilton Lawyers has established an enviable client list with a reputation for legal excellence and personalised service.

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