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Exchange 2007 Send Connector

Posted on 2011-10-11
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we have a exchange 2007 enviroment with a cloud solution for our spam filter which attaches a disclaimer on all outgoing emails. I am setting up an alert on my server to send me a text via email to my phone. the problem i have is that the disclaimer gets attached to my text message so i end with 10 small text messages which makes it hard to see what the issue is with the alert. I was told i could set up a new send connector that would by pass the smart host, which in turn would not add the disclaimer, but i can not figure out how to get this to work. could someone please advise me on what i need to do to get this alert to work. thanks.
Question by:slambert01
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I am not the Exchange expert around here (at least not like Simon and others) but I don't believe a Send Connector is what you are after, since a Send Connector won't allow you to setup rules or just be for your email address only (sender based routing).  There are a few 3rd party tools that will do sender based routing.

You are better off contacting your cloud solution, be it MessageLabs or whoever, and have them setup a custom filter.  All of the ones I've worked with can do this, even if you don't get the option yourself in the "web GUI".  Just explain the situation and they can set something up to bypass the disclaimer based on fields like "Subject" or "From address".  I would use From Address with them, and do something like "Please bypass any filters, disclaimers, etc. and send out all email from "serveralerts@domain.com" or whatever you setup your monitoring solution to use as its From Address.  They'll do it behind the scenes...you won't see it, but you can test it and confirm it works after they set it up.

Hope that helps.

Author Comment

ID: 36950697
I talked to microsoft and the spam filter we are using will not allow them to open up an exeception on just one email account to not include the disclaimer.
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Expert Comment

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Which spam filter are you using?  Seems odd that they can't do something.

Regardless, as said you can use 3rd party tools like:  http://ivasoft.com/routebysender.shtml

But it costs money and will route all email from you out a different send connector (such as directly from the Exchange server, bypassing your smarthost.
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Author Comment

ID: 36951070
we use the microsoft forfront protection service.

Author Comment

ID: 36951100
route by sender wont work with our enviroment, we have exchange 2007 sp3 on all the server.
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OK, so Forefront has disclaimers at the domain level.  Your option with them then would be to do something like:

1.  Buy a domain (something you like, just for fun) and setup the DNS/MX for Forefront
2.  Add that domain to Forefront but just 1 address (should be a very minimal cost increase)
3.  Add the domain in Exchange  (http://www.petri.co.il/configure-exchange-2007-recieve-email-other-domains.htm)....however if you are just sending email only and not expecting to be able to reply to it, then this might not be necessary.  I don't know, I've never had to only send and not receive multiple domains...you'd have to ask a new question for that one.
4.  In Forefront make sure the "disclaimer" policy isn't set for the new domain

Then the scenario would be:

bob@domain.com>>> Exchange >>> Forefront >>>> disclaimer >>> your phone
server@notificationdomain.com >>> Exchange >>> Forefront >>>> no disclaimer >>> your phone

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thanks for the help, i was thinking that something like your solution would be my only option.

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