Ensuring Email Delivery Security with Exchange 2013

To force Exchange 2013 to guarantee the secure delivery of a message can be done a few different ways. In this version of the product and in previous versions it was possible to create a send connector for a given domain and enable Mutual TLS on the connector. Then all messages to the domain(s) that… Continue reading Ensuring Email Delivery Security with Exchange 2013

Moving Exchange Online Protection Junk Mail to the Junk Email Folder

If you use Exchange Online Protection (EOP) to filter your email in the cloud and to remove spam and malware before onward delivery to you, and if you use Exchange 2007 or later on-premises, then you need to configure Exchange to move detected spam to the Junk Email folder in Outlook. By default EOP detects… Continue reading Moving Exchange Online Protection Junk Mail to the Junk Email Folder

Removing Edge Subscription When Exchange 2013 Installed

Exchange 2013 does not have an Edge role (at the time of writing – Aug 2013). It is possible to use Exchange 2010 SP3 and install the Edge role should you need one. There is a problem though when it comes to removing the Edge Subscription between an organization that contains Exchange 2013 servers and… Continue reading Removing Edge Subscription When Exchange 2013 Installed

Domain Secure and Edge Servers

I was asked a question recently on the Microsoft Certified Master course for Exchange 2010 and was told that the answer was not clearly written up on the internet. So I thought I would write this blog post. The question was based on the idea that Domain Secure worked from a Hub Transport server in… Continue reading Domain Secure and Edge Servers

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Spam Filtering to Outlook’s Junk E-Mail Folder

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is a cloud hosted email anti-spam and antivirus filtering system. Amongst the options to filter away your spam, one of the options to to allow the email to be flagged and sent on into your on-premises email system, and then managing it there. If you have Exchange 2007 or… Continue reading Forefront Online Protection for Exchange Spam Filtering to Outlook’s Junk E-Mail Folder

Exchange 2013 Transport Agents

Earlier today I posted http://blog.c7solutions.com/2012/10/creating-simple-exchange-server.html on how to create a transport agent in Exchange, and though the steps cover some of the detail for Exchange Server 2013 they do not cover some of the detail, so I’ve added that to this post below: Use .NET Framework 4.0 for Exchange 2013 though it is possible to… Continue reading Exchange 2013 Transport Agents

Creating a Simple Exchange Server Transport Agent

This blog post follows a session that I delivered at the MEC 2012 conference in Orlando. If you attended the conference the slides are available on http://mymec.mecisback.com for the rest of 2012. Part of the transport agents session was writing a new transport agent, and the example agent was to do add a form of… Continue reading Creating a Simple Exchange Server Transport Agent

Installing and Configuring AD RMS and Exchange Server

Earlier this week at the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC 2012) I led a session titled Configuring Rights Management Server for Office 365 and Exchange On-Premises [E14.314]. This blog shows three videos covering installation, configuration and integration of RMS with Exchange 2010 and Office 365. For Exchange 2013, the steps are mostly identical. Installing AD RMS… Continue reading Installing and Configuring AD RMS and Exchange Server

Create Shadow Redundancy Cross Forest in Exchange 2010

  Send connector cross forest shadow redundancy New-SendConnector ToTailspin -AddressSpaces SMTP:tailspin.com -SmartHosts mail.tailspin.com -ProtocolLoggingLevel verbose -DNSRoutingEnabled $False -SmartHostAuthMechanism ExternalAuthoritativeGet-SendConnector ToTailspin | Add-ADPermission -user “MS Exchange\Externally Secured Servers” -ExtendedRights ms-Exch-SMTP-Send-XShadow Receive connector cross forest shadow redundancy New-ReceiveConnector FromFabrikam -RemoteIPRanges 192.168.100.1 -Bindings 0.0.0.0:25 -ProtocolLoggingLevel verbose -Banner “220 Tailspin XShadow SMTP Server” -AuthMechanism ExternalAuthoritative Get-ReceiveConnector FromFabrikam | Add-ADPermission… Continue reading Create Shadow Redundancy Cross Forest in Exchange 2010

How To Speed Up Exchange Server Transport Logging

In Exchange 2010 SP1 and later any writing to the transport log files for activity logging (not the transaction logging on the mail.que database) is cached in RAM and written to disk every five minutes. In a lab environment you might be impacted by this as you might have sent an email and want to… Continue reading How To Speed Up Exchange Server Transport Logging

Configuring Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging With 3CX and Not AsteriskNOW

This article is an addendum to my blog series on configuring Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2013 with AsteriskNOW. AsteriskNOW is a easy to install version of Asterisk 1.8 in that it includes the underlying OS and the FreePBX software. The problem with Asterisk 1.8 is that it does not work well with the… Continue reading Configuring Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging With 3CX and Not AsteriskNOW

Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 8)

In the extended series of blog posts we are looking at creating a unified messaging lab for Exchange Server. So far we have looked at installing a software PBX (AsteriskNOW) and configuring Exchange Server (both 2010 and 2013) to accept calls from our PBX. We have also looked and configuring our PBX to send and… Continue reading Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 8)

Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 7)

In this series of blog posts I am looking at creating a Unified Messaging lab for Exchange Server 2010 (and 2013). Earlier posts have looked at the installation of the PBX (AsteriskNOW) and the configuration of the Exchange Server. This post will look at the configuration of the user’s settings. For each user there are… Continue reading Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 7)

Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 6)

Earlier parts in this blog have talked about VoIP, configured AsteriskNOW software PBX and configured inbound and outbound calls via the PBX. Now it is time to configure voicemail to be provided by Exchange Server 2013 and for the telephone users to be able to call Exchange an listen to their voicemail. In addition to… Continue reading Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 6)

Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 5)

Earlier parts in this blog have talked about VoIP, configured AsteriskNOW software PBX and configured inbound and outbound calls via the PBX. Now it is time to configure voicemail to be provided by Exchange Server and for the telephone users to be able to call Exchange an listen to their voicemail. In addition to listening… Continue reading Building An Exchange Unified Messaging Lab (Part 5)