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Configuring Additional Spam Filtering Test Mode Options

 

Applies to: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

Topic Last Modified: 2012-04-19

In Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE), Additional Spam Filter (ASF) options can be enabled, individually, to run in Test mode, or in Live mode. When ASF is enabled in Live mode, the message filters take action on messages that match the options which are active for the domain. When ASF is enabled in Test mode, filters do not take action on messages that meet the filter criteria. Instead, Test messages are tagged with an X-Header, a BCC address, or a Subject Line insertion, and are then delivered to the original recipient.

Configure ASF Test mode options
  1. On the Administration tab, click the Domains tab.

  2. In the Domains list, click the name of the domain that you want to modify. You can search for a specific domain name by using the search box.

  3. In the Service Settings section of the center pane, next to Additional Spam Filtering (ASF) Test Mode Options, click Edit.

  4. In the Additional Spam Filtering Test Mode Options dialog box, select the options you want to enable. See the Additional Spam Filtering Test Mode Options table below for a description of each Test mode option.

  5. To send copies of the messages that are filtered in Test mode to a specific email address, type an email address in the Bcc message to box. For example, you can enter the administrator’s email address in this box.

  6. Click Save.

 

ASF Test Mode Option Description

Tag message with X-Header

When you select the Tag message with X-Header option, the following text is inserted in the email message: X-CustomSpam: This message was filtered by custom spam filter option - *specify option*.

Modify message subject

When you select the Modify message subject option, messages that are filtered in Test mode against the ASF options will contain modified subject lines when they are delivered. Modified subject lines indicate that the message has been filtered in Test mode, and provide the ASF option ID. ASF option IDs are described in the Additional Spam Filtering (ASF) Options table in Configure Additional Spam Filtering Options.

The following example shows a modified message subject for a message that has been filtered in Test mode: Filter Test: C<custom spam filter number>.

 
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