Exchange Server 2010 Spam/Content filter

We are using Exchange Server 2010 for our email solution. What is the best method to manage content and spam filtering in a single server environment? We are not running an edge server, and are looking to manage spam/content.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Depending on your budget it really all depends what you want to do. There are several different Smart Hosts or Spam Filtering Hosting providers out there.

Typically for an on-prem setup you would have your Smart host or Edge Server in the DMZ which then relays the email back into the Exchange environment.

So cost effective would be to use an Edge Server
Second option would be to use a Smart Host (McAfee, Barracude etc)
Third option would be to use a hosting solution (mimecast, mclogic, etc)

Using a Hosting solution requires you to point your MX records to their spam filters and then they will relay the mail to your Exchange environment.

You also should incorporate additional scanning like Mail Security for a second line of defense. This would run directly on the Exchange Servers internally.


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You can enable inbuild antispam feature in exchange 2010.
Configure the antispam by referring the following link and then configure ipblocklistprovider

Add-IPBlockListProvider -Name -LookupDomain -AnyMatch $True
Add-IPBlockListProvider -Name -LookupDomain -AnyMatch $True
Add-IPBlockListProvider -Name -LookupDomain -AnyMatch $True
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