Edge Transport > Anti-Spam > Content Filtering

Exchange 2007

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Topic Last Modified: 2006-07-17

Use the Content Filtering feature to enable or disable the Content Filter agent on the local computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed and to access the properties for the Content Filter agent.

The Content Filter agent assigns a spam confidence level (SCL) rating to each inbound message that comes from the Internet. The SCL rating is a number between 0 and 9. A higher SCL rating indicates that a message is more likely to be spam.

Enable or Disable

To enable or disable the Content Filter agent, in the action pane, click Enable or Disable.


In the action pane, click Properties to access the dialog box for the Content Filter agent:

  • Use the General tab to view display-only information about the Content Filter agent, including whether the Content Filter agent is enabled, when it was last modified, and a description.

  • Use the Custom Words tab to define custom words for the Content Filter agent and to set custom key words for tagging messages to be filtered or not filtered

  • Use the Exceptions tab to designate recipients for which the Content Filter agent will not be used.

  • Use the Action tab to configure the Content Filter agent to delete, reject, or quarantine messages based on their SCL rating.