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Customers who purchased FOPE through the Sprint Secure Messaging Protection offering

Exchange 2013

Applies to: Exchange Online Protection

Topic Last Modified: 2013-07-29

Sprint resells Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) to its customers under the Sprint Secure Messaging Protection (SSMP) offering. We are discontinuing FOPE, and consequently, Sprint notified you that the SSMP service will be discontinued on July 31, 2013.

We have released a new version of FOPE called Exchange Online Protection (EOP). EOP is not re-sold through third-parties such as Sprint; it is offered directly from us. We are migrating existing FOPE customers to EOP in the second half of 2013.

If you’re a Sprint customer who is currently using SSMP, we will continue to provide you with FOPE anti-spam and anti-malware filtering services until you are transitioned to EOP. You will not be charged to use FOPE between July 31, 2013 and the date of your transition. After your transition to EOP, you will have 60 days to use the service at no cost before you are required to purchase a proper license to the service.

You do not need to take any action to use FOPE after July 31, 2013. The filtering service will continue to protect your organization’s email traffic and there will be no interruption in service. By continuing to use the FOPE service after July 31, 2013, you accept the terms of the Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement and any terms in your agreement with Sprint concerning SSMP no longer apply. If you do not want to continue using FOPE, please contact FOPE support by signing in to the FOPE Admin Center and choosing the Get Help Now option to access the Support Ticketing System or by calling us at 866.291.SPAM (7726) to cancel your service.

Over the next several months you will receive emails preparing you for your transition from FOPE to EOP. To learn more about the transition, visit the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) transition center.

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