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Viewing Information About the FOPE Connectors

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-31

You view information about FOPE connectors the same way you view information about other items in the FOPE Administration Center. You can view connector information in reports, using the My Reports tab, you can trace connector activity by viewing the Message Trace Summary page, and you view connector activity in audit trails by viewing the Audit Trails sub tab on the Tools tab.

On the My Reports tab, you can view saved reports or create new reports for your connectors. The connector reports render in normal FOPE reports in a Connectors section. For information about how to create, modify, or delete a report, see Create, Modify, or Delete a Report.

When you view a report that shows inbound and outbound traffic, FOPE also reports on the connector traffic.

When inbound or outbound connectors are applied to email traffic, hyperlinked numbers will appear in the report in the Connectors section under Applied or Rejected. To view more information about the connector settings that were applied to those emails and to see a detailed report, click the hyperlinked number in the report. The detailed report that appears provides the following information:

  • Log Time—The time that the connector was applied to the email.

  • Sender Address—The address of the sender of the email.

  • Recipient Address—The address of the intended recipient of the email

  • Connector ID—The unique ID of the connector that was assigned when it was created.

  • Connector Settings—A description of the connector settings.

You can trace connector activity using the FOPE tracing feature found on the Tools tab in the Administration Center. For information about how to run a message trace, see Run a Message Trace.

By following the instructions to trace a message, you can view results for traced messages in the Results pane of the Tools tab. When you click the Details… link next to a traced message you will see the message trace summary for that email. On the Message Trace Summary page, the results for the message trace appear, including a column that reports the Connector Results for that traced message. The image below shows the connector results for a traced message. The results report the Type, Name and ID Number of the connector that was applied to the message.

Viewing Connector Message Trace Information

To view audit trail information for connectors, you use the Audit Trail sub tab on the Tools tab in the FOPE Administration Center. For information about how to view an audit trail, see View the Audit Trail.

Information about connectors that are applied to messages appear in the audit trail along with all other traffic reporting. The following information will appear in the audit trail for messages where a connector setting was applied:

  • User E-mail—The user e-mail for the message that had a connector applied.

  • Domain—The domain in which the connector is enforced.

  • Activity—The name and ID number of the connector that was applied to the message.

  • Date and Time—The date and time when the connector enforcement occurred.

 
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