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Exchange 2013 Single Server Connection Filtering RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

          I have a single server install of Exchange 2013 enterprise edition for a brand new company through my MSEA with 325 licenses. The problem we're having is that we get a ton of Spam. I want to use connection filtering so I can eliminate it, but I'm finding old articles that say either A) I can't do connection filtering in a single server environment (which is NOWHERE in the documentation or sales info!) B) That I can do connection filtering if I tweak settings and force it (which I haven't tried, since we only have one server and I can't make production into a test environment) or C) The only way to do connection filtering is to install a copy of Exchange 2010 Edge server (which I don't have a license for, and I'm not sure why I was even sold 2013 if I have to buy 2010 to use it).

    I'm needing some help because we're getting thousands of emails and our content filter isn't catching all the spam and fishing attempts which really puts my users in danger.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:22 AM

All replies

  • Install antispam agent in Exchange 2013 which is the built-in feature not installed default.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201691%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    It also has Anti-Malware Protection inbuilt in Exchange 2013 - Find the below article that provide on how to configure and update the engine.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj150547%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj657471%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx

    Exchange Queries

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:46 AM
  • This doesn't solve the problem of connection filtering though, and the antispam agent isn't catching all the spam my users are seeing (some of which is very basic spam). Also the anti-malware isn't stopping all the malware as things still get through in zip files.

    All the other issues aside, the core problem is still connection filtering (which isn't addressed in the links you provided). I appreciate the attempt, but any help you can provide on connection filtering would be appreciated.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014 6:00 PM
  • Edge transport is now available with Exchange 2013 SP1.  I do not however know if you have to have an extra exchange license to install on an additional machine.  It means that you still need an extra machine to install it on. IMHO Microsoft has done this to push small businesses to use Office365.  As with most small businesses this is an expensive option and Cloud services are only available if your internet connection is working. Yes, some of us small businesses still use DSL for internet.
    Saturday, March 8, 2014 6:11 PM