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Anti-spam and anti-malware protection

Exchange 2013

Applies to: Exchange Online Protection

Topic Last Modified: 2014-05-30

Microsoft Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection customers are automatically provided with anti-spam and anti-malware protection. The following topics (and their associated subtopics) provide overview information and configuration steps for customizing spam filtering and malware filtering settings so that they best meet the needs of your organization:

Anti-Spam Protection   Describes anti-spam protection which is comprised of connection filtering, content filtering, and outbound spam processing. Among the information included are explanations about how spam confidence levels (SCL) and outbound spam processing work, how to submit spam and non-spam messages to Microsoft, and details about how to configure anti-spam settings using the Exchange admin center (EAC).

Anti-Malware Protection   Describes the multi-layered anti-malware protection provided by the service. Among the information included are an Anti-Malware FAQ and details about how to configure anti-malware settings using the EAC.

Quarantine   Describes how you as an administrator can search for and view details about quarantined messages, release specific messages to a recipient or recipients you specify, and quickly report a spam-quarantined message as a false positive. Also included is information about how end users can manage their own spam-quarantined messages via the spam quarantine user interface or by using end-user spam notifications.

You can also create transport rules to enforce company specific regulations and policies; for more information, see Transport rules. Exchange Online or Exchange Enterprise CAL with Services customers who have purchased the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature can also create DLP policies to help protect sensitive data; for more information, see Data Loss Prevention.
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