Exchange 2010 Custom Word/Phrase Blocking Not Working On All Messages


  • I setup a custom word/phrase listing in Hub Transport/Content Filtering/Anti-Spam.  It only works sometimes.  If I send an email to the Exchange server with the blocked word, it blocks it.  If a spammer sends it, it does not get blocked. The blocked word is even right in the email subject line.  Nothing.

    Example email header information of email received from spammer containing blocked word.

    X-MS-Exchange-Organization-SCL: 6
    X-MS-Exchange-Organization-PCL: 2

    Anyone have any ideas?


    Friday, March 16, 2012 11:53 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    What's the size of your SPAM? Content filtering don't scan Email over 11 MB.

    Best regards.

    Best Regards Don't forget to mark it as answer if it helps

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:40 AM
  • Maher,

    The messages are small.  Spammers generally don't send out huge messages (at least these spammers).  Also if it was not doing content filter, would I still get a SCL?

    I appreciate the input, though.  This is something I did not know.


    • Edited by Michael1000 Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:05 PM
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:03 PM
  • Disabled & Re-enabled the "Sender Reputation" Agent on HT & check the spam mail of Custom Word.

    Sunday, March 18, 2012 2:07 AM
  • 'Morning Gentlemen, I have more or less the same issue. A phrase (i.e. Pgfiore I hate you) in the Custom Words, but the Exchange 2010 antispam simply ignore it and Users always receives messages... Thanks for any hints. pf
    Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:17 AM
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