Managing Anti-Spam and Antivirus Features

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

This section provides information that will help you manage anti-spam and antivirus features in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Before you begin to configure the anti-spam and antivirus agents, review the planning concepts in Anti-Spam and Antivirus Functionality.

Anti-Spam Features

The following topics explain how to manage the Exchange 2007 anti-spam features:

Antivirus Features

The following topics explain how to manage the Exchange 2007 antivirus features:

Using Exchange Hosted Services

Spam filtering is enhanced by or is also available as a service from Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services. Exchange Hosted Services is a set of four distinct hosted services:

  • Hosted Filtering, which helps organizations protect themselves from e-mail-borne malware

  • Hosted Archive, which helps them satisfy retention requirements for compliance

  • Hosted Encryption, which helps them encrypt data to preserve confidentiality

  • Hosted Continuity, which helps them preserve access to e-mail during and after emergency situations

These services integrate with any on-premise Exchange servers that are managed in-house or Hosted Exchange e-mail services that are offered through service providers. For more information about Exchange Hosted Services, see Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services.