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Importing Blocked Domains from .txt files in Exchange 2010 (14.2)

Posted on 2014-09-23
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Hello.

I'm trying to import a list of domain names from a .txt file into the Exchange 2010 Anti-Spam Sender Filtering.

The actual .txt file contains several hundred domain names, but for the sake of this post I've reduced it to 5 sample domain names (@domain1.com, @domain2.com, etc.)  In the .txt file each domain name is on its own line, and the file resides on the root of the C: drive of the Exchange server in question.

I ran the following via the Exchange Management Shell:
Set-SenderFilterConfig -BlockedDomainsAndSubdomains (Get-Content C:\junk_domains.txt)

The Shell returned the following error:
"Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'BlockedDomainsAndSubdomains'. Cannot convert value "@domain1.com @domain2.com @domain3.com @domain4.com @domain5.com" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty`1[Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain]". Error: "Cannot convert value "@domain1.com" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain". Error: ""@domain1.com" isn't a valid SMTP domain.""
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Set-SenderFilterConfig], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Set-SenderFilterConfig"

Any assistance or insight that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  This is NOT mission critical, but I would like to figure it out sooner rather than later.

Thanks in advance.
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by:becraig
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Get-Content C:\junk_domains.txt | % {Set-SenderFilterConfig -BlockedDomainsAndSubdomains $_}

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The get content is returning all the rows as one entry you need to say for each entry so we do a for each loop then run the command.
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by:guruerror
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Thanks for the quick reply.  I tried that and it returned the same error, individually for each domain name.

"Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'BlockedDomainsAndSubdomains'. Cannot convert value "@domain1.com" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty`1[Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain]". Error: "Failed to convert @domain1.com from System.String to Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain. Error: Error while converting string '@domain1.com' to result type Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain: "@domain1.com" isn't a valid SMTP domain."
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Set-SenderFilterConfig], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Set-SenderFilterConfig

Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'BlockedDomainsAndSubdomains'. Cannot convert value "@domain2.com" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty`1[Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain]". Error: "Failed to convert @domain2.com from System.String to Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain. Error: Error while converting string '@domain2.com' to result type Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain: "@domain2.com" isn't a valid SMTP domain."
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Set-SenderFilterConfig], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Set-SenderFilterConfig

Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'BlockedDomainsAndSubdomains'. Cannot convert value "@domain3.com" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty`1[Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain]". Error: "Failed to convert @domain3.com from System.String to Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain. Error: Error while converting string '@domain3.com' to result type Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain: "@domain3.com" isn't a valid SMTP domain."
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Set-SenderFilterConfig], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Set-SenderFilterConfig

Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'BlockedDomainsAndSubdomains'. Cannot convert value "@domain4.com" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty`1[Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain]". Error: "Failed to convert @domain4.com from System.String to Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain. Error: Error while converting string '@domain4.com' to result type Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain: "@domain4.com" isn't a valid SMTP domain."
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Set-SenderFilterConfig], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Set-SenderFilterConfig

Cannot process argument transformation on parameter 'BlockedDomainsAndSubdomains'. Cannot convert value "@domain5.com" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty`1[Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain]". Error: "Failed to convert @domain5.com from System.String to Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain. Error: Error while converting string '@domain5.com' to result type Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpDomain: "@domain5.com" isn't a valid SMTP domain."
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [Set-SenderFilterConfig], ParameterBindin...mationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,Set-SenderFilterConfig"
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becraig earned 500 total points
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Remove the @ sign @xxx.xx is NOT a valid domain
Update your file to remove the @ sign

xxx.xx is a valid domain.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996920%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx
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by:guruerror
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Perfect.  The @ was the problem.  Thanks.
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