Couple of Exchange questions

  Kate B 20:51 16 Oct 2008

I'm running an Exchange server at home on SBS and at the moment I'm signed up for the Microsoft AV/antimalware/spam filtering trial that installs with it. However, unless I'm missing something, I can't see a way to manage the spam filter myself: I'm on a couple of mailing lists that can sometimes generate 100 or so legit emails a day, not all of which are making it to my Exchange inbox. Can anyone recommend a third-party option that gives me power over whitelisting; or alternatively tell me how to do that with the MS One Care?

My other question is: I'm routing my outbound email through the smarthost provided by my ISP, Be, but it's not ideal - Be seems to have issues with its smtp server and I often find mail is delayed reaching its destination. Does anyone know of another smarthost I can use?

thanks, folks

  Forum Editor 23:26 16 Oct 2008

you might like to take a look at this:-

click here

These people are email specialists, and I know several people who are very pleased with the service.

With regard to the whitelist question, which version of Exchange server are you running?

  Kate B 23:37 16 Oct 2008

Thanks for the link, Peter, that looks promising. I'm using Exchange 07 on SBS 08. I found this click here on the excellent David Overton blog and I've done the tweak but so far (mind you, it's only been a couple of hours) nothing is showing up in the quarantine inbox, including the test email I sent to the mailing list.

  Kate B 23:39 16 Oct 2008

Sorry, that tinyurl doesn't seem to work. Full link click here

  ajm 19:45 29 Oct 2008

I also have a server running SBS 2003 R2. For outbound emails, i use the services of authsmtp. click here

With regards to the SPAM, when I download my emails on Outlook 2007 on the laptop/desktop, I have SPAMFIGHTER and MS JUNK Filter do the work. I have a look in these span folders and unblock emails that have been passed on as spam

  Kate B 23:45 02 Nov 2008

Thanks for the suggestion, ajm. I've gone with Arrowmail, which I'm very impressed with: they have come up with a tailored package for me.

  Forum Editor 00:22 04 Nov 2008

it bears out what others have told me. Here's hoping it all runs smoothly.Now all you have to worry about is server outages.

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