[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

Exchange 2007 SMTP Transport Rule

Posted on 2008-10-09
3
Medium Priority
?
366 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I need to secure my SMTP connector to the internet, so that only a few people can use it. In Exchange 2003 I would have used the security on the SMTP connector itself to do this. With 2007 I have to make the conenctor and then use a transport rule.

However, if I do that I have to turn axccess on (connector active) and then disable people via a Transport Rule to prohibit there access to the internet. I want to reverse that to where no one can e-mail the internet unless they are in the correct group.

Does anyone know of a rule or rules that will accomplsih that?

Maybe rule 1 that blocks everyone and then rule 2 that allows select few? Any ideas are appreciated.

0
Comment
Question by:mhorrocks
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Bertling
ID: 22685687
i think the best way is to create the rule as you said which will block users of a distro group to send mail and add all your users to it. any users that you want to be able to reach outside world just remove them as a memeber of that distro group.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mhorrocks
ID: 22686892
That's too risky, because you have to remember to add new users to the group and until you do they have internet mail. It's always safer to deny all and then allow those you know for certain are allowed in. It's also a tough sell to management because Outlook 2000/2003 handles this perfectly and none its gone - doesn't make sense.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
mhorrocks earned 0 total points
ID: 22714654
I resolved this on my own.

I made the rule to say that all external mail is dropped, unless member of distro group X and that worked liked a champ.
0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you an Exchange administrator employed with an organization? And, have you encountered a corrupt Exchange database due to which you are not able to open its EDB file. This article will explain all the steps to repair corrupt Exchange database.
Want to know how to use Exchange Server Eseutil command? Go through this article as it gives you the know-how.
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
Suggested Courses

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question