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Understanding the BCC Option for Outbound Suspicious E-mail


Applies to: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

Topic Last Modified: 2012-06-13

In Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE), you can configure a mailbox within your company to receive a copy of all outbound messages that exceed the spam threshold of the service and are being routed out through the Higher Risk Delivery Pool of IP addresses. It is important that this mailbox be monitored, in order to make sure that the information is received in a timely manner. If delivery to this BCC mailbox fails for any reason, those messages cannot be recovered. This option should be used only for active troubleshooting (in other words, if you are not investigating something, then there is a real risk that you will fill up the mailbox and tip over your mail server). If you use the mailbox for monitoring, be sure to configure rules for it that will alert you the event of a spike in traffic.

In order to set BCC all suspicious outbound e-mails for the following e-mail address and copy suspicious messages to a specified address, the domain from which the outbound mail is sent must be added in the FOPE Administration Center and an outbound mail server IP address must be specified under the domain’s mail-delivery settings.

In order to edit the settings described here, follow the steps described in Edit Domain Preferences.

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