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Adding multiple domains to the Connection Filter Exception List in Exchange 2003

How can I add mulltiple entries to the Exchange Connection Filter Exception List (Exchange's whitelist)?  The "Add" function of the exception list only allows you to add them one at a time.  I have about 150 domains I need to add.
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SembeeCommented:
Is this some kind of antispam measure?
If so you are wasting your time.

Simon.
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InvoiceInsightAuthor Commented:
Sort of.  I am using RBL's such as zen.spamhaus.org and l2.apews.com.  What I am trying to do is add all of our clients domain names to the exception list (whitelist) so they do nto get blocked.

Why would I be wasting my time?  can you elaborate?
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SembeeCommented:
I don't use blacklists. I prefer to have control over what email I receive rather than some unaccountable anonymous organisation. Have you ever tried to get off a blacklist? Most of them make you jump through all sorts of hoops.

Simon.
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InvoiceInsightAuthor Commented:
Do you know how to add multiple users to the exception list instead of having to do it one at a time?
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SembeeCommented:
I do not, as I don't use the feature.
I am not aware of any way of making bulk changes there either. If you have to add 150 domains to that list then you need to look at your decision to use blacklists. 150 domains is a very high rate of failure for a blacklist based solution.

Simon.
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InvoiceInsightAuthor Commented:
The 150 domains is for the white list, not the blacklist and is used as a measure to ensure that none of our client emails are blocked.

What spam control product would you recommend if you do not use RBLs?
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SembeeCommented:
I only use two techniques with all of my clients.
Greylisting, usually using Vamsoft ORF (which can also work with blacklists, but I don't use it for that). There are free greylisting applications around as well, but I prefer the control I have over Vamsoft. Plus it is cheap at US$200 a server.
Then I enable IMF in Exchange 2003. I get one or two spam messages through a week at most on that scenario.

Simon.
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InvoiceInsightAuthor Commented:
I know it has been a while since I posted to this question, the reason is that we were trying several greylisting solutions.  We ended up using what you have recommended above (Vamsoft ORF).  WHile I have seen more false positives than I like, it has been a reasonably good solution.  I would recommend this as a viable alternative to blacklisting.  I think you should get the points for this.
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