Exchange Online Protection
Applies to: Exchange Online Protection
Topic Last Modified: 2013-09-16
Welcome to the Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) hosted email filtering service. Here are a few things you should be aware of before you start working with EOP and using this content:
EOP replaces Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE). All FOPE customers are being transitioned to EOP. To learn more about transitioning from FOPE to EOP, see Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Transition Center.
To learn more about EOP, check out the Exchange Online Protection Service Description. Other useful resources are Exchange Online Protection Overview and EOP General FAQ, as well as the Exchange Online Protection home page.
To get started with EOP, new customers should head for Set Up Your EOP Service. This topic provides steps that’ll help you get EOP up and running.
If you need more help or want to share ideas, the EOP forum is a great place to start.
The Help content for EOP consists of the following top-level categories:
- Exchange Online Protection Overview Introduces how EOP works and provides links to additional information.
- Set Up Your EOP Service Provides steps for setting up and provisioning your EOP service, and links to additional information.
- Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Transition Center Provides detailed guidance for transitioning from FOPE to EOP, and describes new features in EOP and feature differences between FOPE and EOP.
- Switch to EOP from Google Postini, the Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall, or Cisco IronPort Describes the process for switching to EOP from another email protection product.
- Use Inbound and Outbound Connectors to Configure Custom Mail Flow Describes how to configure custom mail flow scenarios using connectors. It includes an introduction to hybrid deployments, where you have a portion of your mailboxes on-premises and a portion in the cloud.
- Best Practices for Configuring EOP Describes recommended configuration settings and considerations for after you set up and provision your service.
- Recipient, Domain, and Company Management in EOP Describes how to manage internal users and external contacts, how to assign users to admin role groups, and how to view and modify domains that are protected by the service.
- Messaging Policy and Compliance in EOP Describes how to use Exchange Transport rules (custom filtering rules) to enforce specific company regulations and policies, and how to use auditing reports to track configuration changes to the service.
- Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware Protection Describes spam filtering and malware filtering and shows how to customize them to best meet the needs of your organization. Also describes tasks that administrators can perform on quarantined messages.
- Reporting and Message Trace in Exchange Online Protection Describes the reports and troubleshooting tools that are available.
- Exchange Admin Center in Exchange Online Protection Describes how to access and navigate through the Exchange admin center (EAC) management interface in order to manage your EOP service.
- Help and Support for EOP Provides information about obtaining help and technical support.