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Vamsoft ORF Update Available - Exchange 2010 Support

My favourite antispam tool Vamsoft ORF has had an update and now supports Exchange 2010, as well as Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 IIS based SMTP. While support was available for Exchange 2010 in the previous version, a patch was required, this has now been integrated. The support for Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 is important because of the changes in IIS. With Exchange 2003, Exchange used the SMT... [More]

Catch All Mailboxes and the POP3 Connector

I have recently seen an issue with the POP3 connector which I haven't seen before, but will be very widespread. In this particular circumstance it caused the client's server to get blacklisted and have a server processing many thousands of messages which it shouldn't need to. It is yet another reason why using the POP3 Connector is a bad idea. I have blogged on the POP3 connector being a bad opt... [More]

Why you shouldn't use "catch all" mailboxes

This is another post in my serious of articles on why you shouldn't use certain features in Exchange, even though they are there. As with the other articles, the article does NOT tell you how to enable the feature in question. In this post I am going to outline why a "catch all" mailbox is a bad idea. Many of the points in this article also apply to enabling the option to have a copy of any Non De... [More]

Blackberry Server 4.1.x and Exchange 2010 - Working

With the release of official support for Exchange 2010 and BES 5.0, I thought I would have another crack at getting Exchange 2010 to work directly with BES 4.1. This is instead of using an Exchange 2007 server somewhere in the mix. I used Blackberry Professional Server in my testing, installed on Windows 2003 separate to Exchange 2010. To my surprise, I have managed to get it working - with no... [More]

Exchange 2007 SP2 Install tool for SBS 2008 Released

At last Microsoft have released the installation tool for Exchange 2007 SP2 on SBS 2008. Looks fairly straight forward to use, download the service pack as normal, download the tool and then run the tool. You can get more information about the tool and download it from this KB article:  http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=974271 Exchange 2007 has been rock solid in my experience and if you ... [More]