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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 SMTP engine from IIS. This meant that the product worked with and without Exchange.
With Exchange 2007 and 2010, Exchange has its own SMTP engine and you do not install the IIS SMTP engine on to the server at all. Vamsoft ORF worked with the Exchange SMTP engine, but not the IIS engine that was part of Windows 2008/2008 R2. This update corrects it.
What that means is that you can now use Windows 2008/2008 R2 as an SMTP gateway, as I have outlined in this article on amset.info: http://www.amset.info/exchange/gateway.asp
More information on this update is here: http://www.vamsoft.com/orfee_changelog.asp
For the price of $239 per server, this product is very cost effective.
Some of the background to my liking for Vamsoft ORF, particularly with the latest version can be found elsewhere on my blog here:
Truly Spectacular Results from Vamsoft ORF
Real Time Blacklisting