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Exchange 2010: enable anti-spam features on a hub transport server

By default hub transport servers have anti-spam features disabled. In certain situations, for example in small organizations where you don’t plan to use edge transport servers, you would want to enable this functionality. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open up Exchange Management Shell
  2. Position to %system drive%/Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts folder and run the following commands:
  3. ./install-AntispamAgents.ps1
    Restart-Service MSExchangeTransport

  4. As final step, to make all anti-spam features work correctly, Exchange needs to know about your SMTP servers so you need to run (šut your own IP addresses here, you can also write address ranges like 192.168.1.0/24):
  5. Set-TransportConfig -InternalSMTPServers 192.168.1.10,192.168.1.11

    Last step can also be done through Exchange Management Console. Anti-spam features should now be also visible in it. To further manage anti-spam features refer to Technet.

Cutting infrastructure costs using Google Apps

Messaging infrastructure is the core component of almost all IT systems at various companies. E-mail communications are today so prevalent that often users and managers consider it as common sense that e-mail is always and everywhere available to them.

Due to legacy software or often incomplete or even, one could say, close-minded way of thinking about email many companies are stuck with inferior e-mail solutions be it open source or proprietary. Most importantly, those solutions in most cases cost a lot and they often have hidden costs that you take for granted but when you add them up you can come up to a number that can blow your head off. (more…)