Slowing and Stopping E-mail Viruses in Exchange Server 2003: Recommended Actions and Configurations


Topic Last Modified: 2005-04-28

The recommendations in this topic will help stop and slow the spread of e-mail-transmitted viruses. These recommendations concern the following:

  • Understanding malicious software and Microsoft security bulletins

  • Configuring desktop clients, including firewalls

  • Taking steps to help secure Outlook

  • Taking steps to help secure Outlook Web Access

  • Training the end user to be aware of malicious software

  • Configuring your Exchange servers

These topics have been written with the supposition that antivirus software is running on all desktop computers in your organization. Therefore, these topics do not discuss deployment of antivirus software on the client desktops. However, strategies for running antivirus software in the Exchange server environment are discussed.