Reduce SPAN and unwanted email with MS Exchange 2003

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Hi How can I control SPAN with MS Exchange Server 2003 alone. Does it have some way to reduce unwanted and span email? Thanks
ASKED: July 5, 2005  2:25 PM
UPDATED: July 7, 2005  10:33 AM

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try the IMF from Microsoft

The “Exchange Server Intelligent Message Filter Overview” white paper for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 is available

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;842763

Microsoft Exchange Intelligent Message Filter Deployment Guide

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b1218d8c-e8b3-48fb-9208-6f75707870c2&DisplayLang=en

Exchange Intelligent Message Filter

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c1b08f7b-8caf-4147-b074-8c9c8f277071&DisplayLang=en

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  • Ursulus
    The short answer is NO.. but Outlook 2003 has a very good SPAM filter which can be updated regularly. Go into the Junk Mail setings in Outlook 2003. If you are running a previous version of Outlook.. Sorry! Malcolm
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  • Stevesz
    Despite what ursulus said, Sinclair has you on the right track.I've just set up a 2003 Exchange server and will be putting IMF on it to try it out, since it is to be a low usage server, and we can play with it 9 months of the year. From reports that I have seen, IMF does a fair to OK job of blocking spam. What I use on th emain Exchange server, which is 2000, but it doesn't matter, is GFI's Mail Essentials. It seems to be doing a most excellent job, with very few false positives, and false negatives. I believe it to be fairly priced as well. I belive it can be used in conjunction with IMF, but have no tlooked into it thoroughly yet in so far as placing it on a 2003 server with IMF. Included are some nifty features that you may well wish to take advantage, such a a listserv, placing a disclaimer on outgoing mail, auto replies, etc. Steve//
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  • DougPorter
    IMF with Exchange 2003 helps the Outlook 2003 Client do a better job of identifying what should go into the Junk email folder. You can enable the "delete" option in the IMF settings, but my users would rather just see the message moved to their Junk email folder. In this context, IMF enhances Outlook's Junk Email capabilities, but it's not a a stand-alone "best of breed" type of spam filter & admin tool at the smtp gateway (eg., before it hits the Exchange server. I've been using IMF with Exchange 2003 for several months now, with no complaints from end-users about email delivery or the filtering of emails into the Junk email folder. I have yet to see any discernible effect on server performance, or even see any junk email exceed my thresholds and get dumped into the UCE archive (even after setting the thresholds to their lowest levels). All in all, IMF is a helpful addition to Exchange 2003, and has yet to interfere with anything, as far as I can tell.
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