Re: SM entp as filtering gateway
Question asked by Hemen Shah - October 27, 2016 at 6:21 AM
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Hi,
 
I would like to use our current SM 15.x entp as only spam filtering gateway for one of the client domain who has inhouse exchange setup, they just want us to filter their emails for spam and mails will be delivered to their inhouse exchange location, how best can this be achieved and effective.
 
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Von-Austin See Replied
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Hemen,
 
To act as a spam filtering gateway, you will want to configure an Incoming gateway setup as a domain forward under Settings -> Routing -> Incoming Gateways.
 
Here, you can specify how you would like to handle spam as well by assigning actions for Spam-Low through Spam-High.
 
To ensure you are getting the most out of SmarterMails anti-spam filter I would strongly recommend reading through Bruce's anti-spam document here: https://portal.chicagonettech.com/kb/a171/smartermail-antispam-settings-document.aspx
 
I hope this helps. 
Von See
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SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
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Hemen Shah Replied
Hi Von,
I do see the incoming gateway settings under routing but would need further support on this.

Gateway mode - Domain Forward
IP address - Will this be primary IP of the client's exchange which is inhouse hosted ?
user verification - None (as we need to spam check all incoming traffic)
Enable SM Gateway - Not to tick
Domains - Specified Domain (particular domain)
Spam Action - What means Pass score to Smartermail ?
 
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Von-Austin See Replied
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Hemen,

Regarding the IP address, this will be the IP address of the clients exchange box.

For Spam Action, pass score to SmarterMail would only apply if you were delivering the messages to another SmarterMail server. Since you're delivering to an exchange server, you'll want to leave this option unchecked.
Von See
Technical Support Supervisor
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Hemen Shah Replied
Hi Von,
would like to understand, current i am only hosting their website and their MX points to their inhouse exchange server.
Now to provide filtering service, will i have to create the same email boxes on our SM server ? and also change their domain's mx ip to our SM IP by which all incoming mails will hit our server, filter and then redeliver/forward through domain forwarding option in routing settings.

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Von-Austin See Replied
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Hemen,

You will actually just need to point their MX records to your server. You will then need to setup an Incoming Gateway (Domain Forward). Here you will specify which host you will be delivering mail to, as well as what you would like to do for messages detected as spam. You can delete these outright, or prefix the subject so that Exchange can filter based on rules.

Using the domain forward option, you will not need to create any mailboxes on your server. If your mail server detects a message addressed to the domain specified, it will then forward off to the host specified in the gateway configuration.

I hope this helps.
Von See
Technical Support Supervisor
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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Hemen Shah Replied
Hi Von,

Will this forwarding domain also adds to reports ? if i would like to see the filtering count of that domain will that be available ?

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