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I'm trying to disable the spam filtering built into Exchange.  I tried running this command:

Get-Mailbox -Database "Mailbox Database 2012083013" | Set-
MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration -Enabled $False

After I did, I got the following response in red:

The Junk E-Mail configuration couldn't be set. The user needs to sign in to Outlook Web App before they can modify thei
r Safe Senders and Recipients or Blocked Senders lists.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (2:Int32) [Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration], DataSourceOperationExceptio
   n
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 47ABB44D,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTasks.SetMailboxJunkEmailConfiguration

The Junk E-Mail configuration couldn't be set. The user needs to sign in to Outlook Web App before they can modify thei
r Safe Senders and Recipients or Blocked Senders lists.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (4:Int32) [Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration], DataSourceOperationExceptio
   n
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 47ABB44D,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTasks.SetMailboxJunkEmailConfiguration

The Junk E-Mail configuration couldn't be set. The user needs to sign in to Outlook Web App before they can modify thei
r Safe Senders and Recipients or Blocked Senders lists.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (14:Int32) [Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration], DataSourceOperationExcepti
   on
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 47ABB44D,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTasks.SetMailboxJunkEmailConfiguration

The Junk E-Mail configuration couldn't be set. The user needs to sign in to Outlook Web App before they can modify thei
r Safe Senders and Recipients or Blocked Senders lists.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (30:Int32) [Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration], DataSourceOperationExcepti
   on
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 47ABB44D,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTasks.SetMailboxJunkEmailConfiguration

The Junk E-Mail configuration couldn't be set. The user needs to sign in to Outlook Web App before they can modify thei
r Safe Senders and Recipients or Blocked Senders lists.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (31:Int32) [Set-MailboxJunkEmailConfiguration], DataSourceOperationExcepti
   on
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 47ABB44D,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.StoreTasks.SetMailboxJunkEmailConfiguration

We have about 30 - 40 mailboxes, and it looks like we only got the error about 5 times.  Perhaps on disabled users or users that haven't ever logged in.

Questions: Is this a problem?  Is the spam filter actually disabled? Do I need to bounce the info store service for it to take effect?
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by:Cris Hanna
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Why do you want to disable this?
Yes you do need to bounce exchange services when you make such changes
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by:dkuhlman
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We're using a smarthost for spam filtering.  The redundant quarantine is confusing some of the users.
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Cris Hanna earned 2000 total points
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There are a couple of different ways to handle
You can completely disable Content Filtering in Exchange by Opening the Exchange Management Console > Organization Configuration > Hub Transport
Click on the Anti-Spam tab
Right Click Content Filtering and click disable

Or you can double click Content Filtering > Action Tab > and if it's checked, uncheck "Quarrantine messages with SCL.....

Either way, you'll need to restart Exchange Services
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