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Unwanted Bulk Emails Using Exchange Transport RulesBlocking Unwanted
Bulk Emails Using Outlook Rules
Note: Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is replacing Forefront Online Protection for
Exchange (FOPE). All FOPE customers will be migrated to EOP.
EOP and Exchange Online administrators can configure bulk email filtering in the Exchange admin center. You can do this by enabling the
Block all bulk email messages advanced spam filtering option via your content filter policies. To
configure content filter policies, see
Configure Content Filter Policies. For additional information about advanced spam filtering options, see
Advanced Spam Filtering Options.
Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) identifies inbound bulk mail (such as advertisements and marketing emails) by marking a stamp in the message headers. FOPE inserts
the X-Forefront-Antispam-Report header into each message it scans. If a message is identified as a bulk mail message, FOPE inserts
SRV:BULK into that header.
Administrators can create a rule on their mail server (such as Exchange Server 2007 or 2010) that moves all
unwanted mail for all their users to the Junk Mail folder based upon this stamp in the message headers. For more information, see
Blocking Unwanted Emails Using Exchange Transport Rules.
Users can create a rule in their local email client (such as Microsoft Outlook) that moves unwanted mail
to their Junk Mail folder based upon this stamp in the message headers. For more information, see
Blocking Unwanted Emails Using Outlook Rules.
To perform the following procedure on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, the account you use must be delegated with the Exchange Organization
Administrator role. Additionally, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer. For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server,
see Permission Considerations.
The following procedure shows you how to open the Transport Rule wizard on a Hub Transport server or an Edge Transport server in the Exchange Management
Console, and then create a new transport rule that will block unwanted bulk emails. Once the wizard is open, the steps are the same for both roles.
To use the Exchange Management Console to create a new transport rule
For more information about creating Exchange transport rules, see
How to Create a New Transport Rule
(Exchange Server 2007) or
Create a Transport Rule
(Exchange Server 2010).
To create an individual message rule in Outlook to filter bulk email and move it to your Junk Mail folder, perform the following steps.
Navigation Pane, click
Tools menu, click Rules and Alerts.
If you have more than one email account, in the
Apply changes to this folder list, click the Inbox you want.
In Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013:
Rules drop-down menu, click Manage Rules and Alerts.
For the exception, select the
except if sender is in specified Address Book check box and then click
specified link in the rule description area.
b) Under the
Address lists, click Contacts, click Add, and then click
Note: Going forward, if you want to receive email from a particular
sender, you must add them to your Contacts list. Adding them to your Safe Senders list will not prevent the Outlook rule from moving it to your Junk Mail folder.
For more information about managing messages by using rules in Microsoft Outlook, see
Manage messages by using rules
Manage e-mail messages with rules
(Outlook 2010), or
Manage email messages by using rules