Monday, April 22, 2013

Reduce Spam Using Exchange 2008

OK, a little further into the 21st Century we were gifted with Exchange 2007 - unfortunately the Spammers don't care what we're running nor how much better we might like it than we did Exchange 2003, so, we start by visiting and get the info straight from Microsoft.

Well, that wasn't very helpful - first off I'm running Exchange 2008 without the Edge Transport role - don't ask me why, I didn't set it up, a subcontractor did, and he did a lot of things that might be questionable.  I'm not sure if this is even one of them, but I digress. . .

You can access the Antispam settings by installing them in your Hub Transport role by going into the Exchange Shell and entering (replace c:\ with whatever the appropriate drive is):

c:\program files\microsoft\exchange server\scripts\install-antispamagents.ps1

then restart your Exchange Transport with:

restart-service msexchangetransport

You may then open your Exchange Management Console, go under Organization Configuration, click Hub Transport, and find your Anti-Spam Tab.

For more details, see