Blocking files on Hub Transport level

Posted on 2011-03-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11

Another question being asked by our Security team :) Our mail topology is like this:

Exchange 2007 mailbox svr > Exchange 2007 Hub Transport > SMTP Gateway (Trend) > INTERNET

Is it possible to configure Hub Transports to block certain attachments without the Anti-Spam extra? I know this can be done on the Edge, but we don't use that.
Question by:Joe_Budden
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rr1968 earned 1000 total points
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DId you try creating a transport rule?

Any Exchange aware Anti-virus solution can be used to block specific attachments
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Akhater earned 1000 total points
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It can't be done effectively on the HUB server the attachment filter is a Edge role feature

rr1968 is right you can do a transport rule to block but it will work only based on names, if the file is a .exe but was renamed to .ex_ for example this rule will not detect it nor it will if it was zipped

The attachment filtering of Edge has all the above features



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Is the transport rule option only for Exchange 2010?
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