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FOPE 11.1 New Features


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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-03-01

The new connector features in Microsoft® Forefront® Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) 11.1 and FOPE in Microsoft Office 365 provide enhanced functionality and flexibility that help you route messages in new ways depending on your organization’s requirements. The features include the following:

  • More control of email routing to enable cross-premises scenarios, including the outbound smart host scenario. In this scenario, FOPE acts as a smart host, redirecting outbound email to an on-premises server that applies additional processing before delivering the email to its final destination.

  • The ability to configure FOPE to skip IP address filtering on inbound email sent from IP addresses specified in a safe list.

  • Several forced Transport Layer Security (TLS) options for securing all email routing channels (inbound and outbound) with business regulated partners.

  • Delegated administration experience that allows third-parties to manage FOPE for your company. For more information, see Understanding the Advanced Tab.

For more information about these scenarios, including overview information, links to videos, and the configuration steps required to implement them, see Using FOPE Connectors to Configure Advanced Email Flow Scenarios.

For information about known issues with this release, see Known Issues.

  • To view a video about the new FOPE features and the FOPE feature availability for the different Microsoft email hosting products including Microsoft Office 365, see FOPE 11.1 New Features.

  • If you are an Office 365 customer, some of the features will be slightly different. For information about the differences in feature availability between the FOPE 11.1 and FOPE in Office 365 releases, see Feature Set Comparison for FOPE Deployments.

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