Using %r in the e-mailaddress policy

E-mailaddress policies always funny to work with them, sometimes you will have to puzzle a bit. Since Exchange 2007 you will have the possibility to use a wizard to create an e-mailaddress policy. Within the wizard a few templates are created which you can use. But sometimes you might want to create your own template. In that case you can use the following parameters:

Copy transport rules

In Exchange 2010 the transport rules functionality have been expanded, as the configuration of Hub servers is saved in the AD transport rules will also be saved there. This has an advantage that multiple Hub servers in the same Exchange organization can use these transport rules.

Prevent spam which appears to be sent from your own domain

Last months you may receive spam which looks like to be sent from an account from your own domain. When you investigate the issue you will discover that this it not the case. But why does Exchange doesn’t do something with this kind of spam. I found the answer on Exchangepedia blog. Each mail which is received from the internet will be accepted with the anonymous user, when removing this user from the connector you won’t be able to receive mail from the internet. This account has some rights which are needed, one of these rights is the Ms-Exch-Accept-Authoritative-Domain-Sender which ensure that every session which contains a message from an authoritative domain will not be checked.

Chinese signs in non-delivery reports

I know it may sound strange, Chinese signs in non-delivery reports. After some investigation I discovered something which made the problem stranger then I first thought. When the message was printed the text was displayed in Dutch.

Microsoft releases first rollup for Exchange 2010

Today Microsoft has release rollup 1 for Exchange 2010. This is the first update for Exchange 2010 which fixes the following issues:

Autodiscover in a multiforest environment

Autodiscover, a really nice feature of Exchange but it can cause headaches. When implementing it in a multiforest environment you will have to take care of some extra things. In this tutorial I will explain which steps are needed and will let you see what goes wrong when it is not configured correctly.

Remove/disable Transport Agents

Microsoft Exchange couldn’t start transport agents. The Microsoft Exchange Transport service will be stopped. This is one of the errors you may get when you’ve got a corrupted transport agent. This can cause that the transport service won’t start anymore as you can see in the example, which causes that the mail traffic will stall.

Measure SIS effectiveness

As Exchange 2010 is general available it may be nice to see the current effectiveness of Single Instance Storage on your current databases. It’s always nice to know what will happen if you will not be using Single Instance Storage anymore, in Exchange 2010 this is the case.

Install Exchange in a Citrix Xenserver environment

Exchange setup error

Tools for Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 is now available for a few days and besides Exchange itself there are the tools.