outlook 2007 sp2 receiving too much Junk email stup with Exchange 2003 server

Hi EEs,
I am receiving too much junk email in Outlook 2007 which are getting bypassed by GFI MailEessentials 2010 Spam software which is installed on Exchange 2003 server. when i reviewed this Junk email there are certain emails which are genuine with no advertisements/HTML links in it and still going to Junk Folder. I can't keep on doing adding all the recipients to safe senders/domain list by right clicking on the email received. Can any one please help me in finding a solution for this, so that i can avoid these junk email coming to Outlook 2007 and also at the same time making sure all the genuine emails go to Inbox folder.
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Imran SaeedIT Technical DirectorCommented:
Please setup your filters properly as instructed in the attached guide.

Block Spam with Exchange 2003 Intelligent Message Filter

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That is a great start. It made a big difference to us. You can also use a tool like the one linked below to allow you to track the mail it is archiving and even create a white list. i.e. if you see something is being marked as spam and you want to allow it through, this little app can hold the whitelist and scan the mails really quickly.


The next step is to talk to your e-mail providor / ISP and ask them if they have a SPAM solution you can subscribe to.

Finally you can use a service like this to pre-scan your mail before it gets to your server.


I think this was the icing on the cake for us.
SALinfoAuthor Commented:
Well, i will go through both the options provided above and try implementing them.

when you are mentioning about http://www.spamhaus.org/, is this not similar to the GFI spam software i.e. MailEssentials 2010 which will scan all the emails before it reaches to the Server and Outlook Client. If so, we are already using GFI ME 2010 software on our Exchange 2003 Server to monitor the spam emails coming to the server.

I will try the options provided and let you know asap.

In the mean while please provide me any other options available.
Spamhaus uses a mix of services but they started with SBL (Spam Blocking Lists). Essentially known spam servers, but yes they do provide a service similar to the one you referred to.

Best of luck.

SALinfoAuthor Commented:
i am looking a better solution than this and i have been waiting for a response, but didnt get proper responses to my post. Well, i have tried with this particular option for the moment but its not a permanent solution that i am looking for.

Thanks anyway
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