how to block email addresses from sending to us

Posted on 2004-11-03
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
Exchange 2003

I went into the properties of Message Delivery in the Exchange System Manager and tried to block a sender from sending us email.  I got a message saying: Connection, Recipient, and Sender Filtering must manually be enabled on specific SMTP virtual server ip address assighments as they are not enabled by default.

How do I do this, step by step would be great

Thanks guys
Question by:mmacdougall
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    Accepted Solution

    To do this please do the following:

    Open Exchange System Manager
    In the console tree, click Global Settings.
    In the details pane, right-click message delivery, and then click properties.
    Access the sender filtering tab in the message delivery properties dialog box.
    click add.
    In the add sender dialog box type the email address which you wish to block then click ok.
    In the message delivery properties dialog box, select the drop connection if address matches filter check box is selected, and then click ok.
    In the warning box, click ok to acknowledge that this filter must be enabled on the virtual server.
    In System manager, go to administrative groups, your admin group, servers, name of your server\protocols\SMTP.
    Right-click default SMTP virtual server, then click properties.
    Select the access tab in the default smtp virtual server properties dialog box.
    Click connection.
    In the connection dialog box, ensure that all except the list below is selected and then click add.
    In the computer dialog box, click domain, click ok when warned that this is a resource intensive configuration, type the domain name you wish to block, and then click ok.
    In the connection dialog box, click ok.
    Select the general tab in the default smtp virtual server properties dialog box and then click advanced.
    click edit.
    In the identification box, select the apply sender filter check box, and click ok.
    Click ok to close the advanced dialog box.
    Click ok to close the default smtp virtual server properties dialog box.

    Author Comment

    I have done the above.  Just waiting to see if it works.

    One question though, will it block the entire domain, or just the email address I specified in the first part?


    Author Comment

    It works great,

    Thanks again

    Expert Comment

    So does it block just the email or domain?  I certainly wouldn't want to block the domain, just the specified address.

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