New email security settings native in Google Apps™:
Change in Postini service

Having implemented new email filtering features in January, Google is dropping the integrated version of Postini, so organizations who have set this up will need to point their MX records back to Google.

If you forget to do this within the time-frame they specify, they will do this for you. Not sure who they would do this without access to your MX records.

Email below being sent out by Google.

Hello,

First, take notice action will be required on your part. This message is to notify you about a change to the Postini Message Security Service included with your Google Apps account. This service is being replaced by new Google Apps email security features. With the release of these new email security features, we will be asking all of our Google Apps customers to consolidate their email security settings in Google Apps and to remove Postini from their mail flow.

In the coming weeks, you will receive a notification with clear instructions and a deadline for completing this transition for:

Yourdomain.com

Because the new tools work differently than the Postini version, automated migration is not available and you will need to replicate your settings manually in Google Apps. You can do this with the help of the Postini-Apps Transition tool in the Postini Admin Console, which will lead you through the process of consolidating all of your email settings into Google Apps.

You don’t have to wait to be invited to perform your transition. The Postini Transition to Google Apps Email Security: Administration Guide will fully explain the process and then you can get started.

The Google Apps team has built the key features of Postini directly into the Google Apps control panel, which provides a more robust administrator experience than the current Postini offering. The Google Apps control panel now includes the following email management features:

We expect your experience with spam and virus filtering will improve after bypassing Postini and flowing mail directly to Google. Gmail spam detection is amongst the best in the industry and has the benefit of being able to automatically learn a user’s individual preferences when they mark a message as spam or not spam. You should also see lower false positive rates, particularly for intra-domain mail, by relying only on Gmail for spam filtering.

We hope you find these new email security settings useful. For more information, see FAQs - Postini to Google Apps Transition.

Best regards,
The Google Apps Team

Chris Barrow
Aragorn Consulting - Google Apps™ Authorized Reseller