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FOPE Setup and Provisioning

 

Applies to: Office 365 Small Business, Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Enterprise, Live@edu, Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

Topic Last Modified: 2012-03-30

The following checklist will guide you through the process of setting up and provisioning your Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) hosted filtering service. It assumes that you have already successfully purchased and activated your paid FOPE service, and that you have a disabled domain for your company listed in the Administration Center. Each task in the checklist is linked to the steps required to perform the task. We recommend that you either print a copy of this page by using the features of your web browser, and then write notes on the printed copy as you complete the steps or you can save a shortcut to this topic for quick reference. You may need to consult several other linked pages of information as you complete the items listed here.

 

Step Completed Date Required?

1. First Time Log on to the FOPE Administration Center

Yes

2. Validate and Enable Domains

Yes. For Office 365 users, consult your Office 365 documentation instead of this topic.

3. Add Other Domains If Desired

Required only if your company uses multiple domains with FOPE. For Office 365 users, consult your Office 365 documentation instead of this topic.

4. Set up Inbound Email Filtering:

  1. Update your MX record

  2. Restrict incoming traffic to FOPE

  3. Set Up Email Deferral Notifications

 

  1. Yes

  2. Yes

  3. Optional but highly recommended.

5. Set up Outbound Email Filtering

Required only if you are using FOPE to filter outbound email.

6. Verify the FOPE Setup

Optional but highly recommended.

TipTip:
To watch a video that guides you through the FOPE sign-up process, see Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Activating Your Paid Service. To watch videos that guide you through the FOPE setup process after activating your paid FOPE service, see Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Activating Your Filtering Service and Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Configuring Your Filtering Service (English only).
 
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