How to Enable the built in Anti-spam with Exchange 2010

Just a short one on how to enable the Anti-Spam function on the Hub Transport server, this is written for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 however it is the same process for Exchange 2007 also. This ads some useful functions like IP Block list Providers, Sender Reputation and Content Filtering options.

First close your Exchange Management Console (if you have it open) on the Hub Transport server

 

 

Exchange Management Shell

Exchange Management Shell

Then open up the Exchange Management Shell. It should be in Start – All Programs – Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 – Exchange Management Shell

It should look something like this below.

Microsoft Exchange 2010 - Exchange Management Shell

Now we are going to run the following command.

Set-TransportServer -Identity ‘Your Hub Transport Servers Name’ -AntispamAgentsEnabled $true

It should look something like the below, substituting your server name for the mail-server part of course.
Set-TransportServer -Identity ‘mail-server’ -AntispamAgentsEnabled $true¬†

Microsoft Exchange 2010 - Exchange Management Shell enabling Anti-Spam

Now when you go back into your Exchange Management Console you will have a couple of new tabs in your Organization Configuration -> Hub Transport and also in your Server Configuration -> Hub Transport both new options are called Anti-Spam and are shown below. Checkout whats in them and I might put up a few additional help blog posts on adding functionality with filtering settings and whatnot at a later stage.

Exchange 2010 Anti-Spam

Exchange 2010 Anti-SpamHappy Exchange 2010’ing. Questions in the comments. Cheers


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4 Responses to “How to Enable the built in Anti-spam with Exchange 2010”

  1. Nikoloz Natsvlishvili February 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    Thank you
    useful post

    P.S. you have little mistake in your post, SetTransportServer isn’t correct command you must use Set-TransportServer (with hyphen “-“)

    • Josh March 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

      Thanks for picking that up! :) was correct in the image but I typo’d it in the text. All fixed now. Thanks again!

  2. Kristy Swit November 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Nice Post… Good Work….

  3. Kristy Swit November 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    This article provide many tips. Very useful to me. Thanks a lot..!!!!

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