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Anti-spam on Hub Transport Exchange 2010

HI,
I'm running Exchange 2010. I've enabled the anti spam agents using the supplied script on the DVD (install-AntispamAgents.ps1).
I've been testing the spam control and it's not working. I'm sending myself emails that have definite spam type words in them and they get through with no problems.

Here is something odd I noticed though.  (See attached screen shots).
* Server Config->Hub Transport. There is an anti-spam tab but it only contains "IP Allow List" and "IP Block List". These both will allow me to add/remove IP addresses.
* Organization Configuration ->Hub Transport. This shows ALL spam filter options. However If I try to configure "IP allow" or "IP block" It won't let me. That doesn't really bother me so much. What bothers me is that the "Content Filtering" isn't working.

I don't have an Edge Transport Server installed.

Is this how the Anti-Spam is supposed to look when it's set up; meaning showing up in Org Config as well as Server Config?
I'm guessing not -- mostly because the filters under Org Config are not working.

Ideas?

Thanks,
Mike

 Server  Config -> Hub Transport Org config -> Hub transport
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nachtmsk
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KaffiendCommented:
This isn't really an attempt at an answer, but more of a comment.

The built-in antispam features in Exchange are better than nothing, but not by much.  Your time would be far better spent looking for other ways to reduce spam.

Some suggestions:
Get a hosted solution (Postini, MxLogic, and a host of others)
Or maybe a Barracuda box, or something like that
You could roll-your-own, if the budget is tight, using your own hardware, your time, and OpenSource software.
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Rajith EnchiparambilOffice 365 & Exchange ArchitectCommented:
Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange will be a good and cheaper option for you. And it does a good job as well, once setup correctly.

Did you restart the transport service after the antispam agent installation? Was the test done immediately after the agent was installed?

Restart the services and it should block obvious spam. Make sure the settings for each agent are configured as well.
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michaelshavelCommented:
Rajith,

I restarted the entire machine after I installed it.

Is the behavior I mentioned in my post (Spam agents showing up in two different places) normal?

Forefront is based on per user I believe. I have several hundred users so it's not the most economical method. I actually got a copy from my Tech Net subscription and installed it. It seemed to just mimic the built-in spam options of Exchange 2010.
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