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Exchange 2007 Anti-Spam not working after RecoverServer Install

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I performed an Exchange 2007 RecoverServer Install after losing our server.  The install carried over the Anti-Spam agent settings from the old server.  I tried disabling and re-enabling everything.  I set up the server to receive the anti-spam updates and have restarted the transport service. I checked the event log and confirmed that the updates were downloaded and installed.   I also checked off "Block messages sent to recipients not in the Global Address List" on the Blocked Recipients tab of the Recipient Filtering Properties.  I have content filtering set up to delete messages with an SCL higher than 7.  

Yet I am still getting many spam emails and some of them from my own email address.  Can somebody please tell me what I am missing?
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Hi,

- Change the SCL Higher to 8.
- Restart the MSExchange Transport service.

After above changes,if it is working. Then revert the changes and check again.

Hope this helps,
Shree
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by:carilou
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I think you mean to reduce the SCL level, correct? Anyway I tried it and it did not work.  I then tried raising it, dropping it again, applying, disabling then re-enabling content filtering, and then again restarting the transport service. No luck.
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I changed the content filter settings yesterday and I set it to:
Delete messages that have a SCL rating greater than or equal to 9
Reject messages that have a SCL rating greater than or equal to 7
Quarantine messages that have a SCL rating greater than or equal to 5 (I set up a mailbox specifically to receive the quarantined messages)

I am still getting a huge number of spam emails.
I have yet to receive a single email in the mailbox set up to receive quarantined messages.  

These are the content filter configuration details that I get when I do a get-contentfilterconfig from the shell:

Name                                           : ContentFilterConfig
RejectionResponse                     : Your message was rejected due to content it contained
OutlookEmailPostmarkValidationEnabled : True
BypassedRecipients                    : {}
QuarantineMailbox                     : spamadmin@domain.com
SCLRejectThreshold                    : 7
SCLRejectEnabled                      : True
SCLDeleteThreshold                    : 9
SCLDeleteEnabled                      : True
SCLQuarantineThreshold                : 5
SCLQuarantineEnabled                  : True
BypassedSenders                       : {}
BypassedSenderDomains                 : {}
Enabled                               : True
ExternalMailEnabled                   : True
InternalMailEnabled                   : False
AdminDisplayName                      :
ExchangeVersion                       : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
DistinguishedName                     : CN=ContentFilterConfig,CN=Message Hygie
                                        ne,CN=Transport Settings,CN=First Organ
                                        ization,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Servic
                                        es,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=co
                                        m
Identity                              : ContentFilterConfig
Guid                                  : 105e63f9-b743-4af4-bb82-90fa3ab11326
ObjectCategory                        : domain.com/Configuration/Schema/ms-
                                        Exch-Message-Hygiene-Content-Filter-Con
                                        fig
ObjectClass                           : {top, msExchAgent, msExchMessageHygiene
                                        ContentFilterConfig}
WhenChanged                           : 8/30/2010 10:26:59 AM
WhenCreated                           : 2/29/2008 7:11:12 PM
OriginatingServer                     : domaincontroller.domain.com
IsValid                               : True

Can somebody please tell me if I'm missing something???
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Uninstall and reintall the Anti-Spam

http://www.petri.co.il/install-anti-spam-exchange-2007.htm
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by:carilou
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Thank you very much shreedhar! I don't know why it wasn't working before since everything looks exactly the same after the uninstall/reinstall as it did before.  But after I did the reinstall it starting working right away!
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Thanks!
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