Category Archives: Forefront Online Protection

Create Whitelists and Blacklists in FOPE

 

Creating a Whitelist

1. Click on the Administration tab

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2. Click on the Policy Rules tab

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3. Click New Policy Rule in the Tasks box on the right-hand side

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4. Choose the appropriate Domain Scope. Set the Action to Allow. Enter the appropriate IP Addresses, Domains and/or Email Addresses you wish to whitelist. Items should be separated with a comma.

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Creating a Blacklist

1. Click on the Administration tab

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2. Click on the Policy Rules tab

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3. Click New Policy Rule in the Tasks box on the right-hand side

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4. Choose the appropriate Domain Scope. Set the Action to Reject. Enter the appropriate IP Addresses, Domains and/or Email Addresses you wish to whitelist. Items should be separated with a comma.

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Enabling Per-User Quarantines in Office 365

 

Enable Quarantining on Each Domain

 

1. Click on the Administration tab

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2. Click on the Domains tab

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3. Click on the Domain you wish to configure.

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4. In the right-hand column click on Edit in the Quarantine box

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5. Configure the settings as shown in the picture below and choose Save

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6. Repeat the process for each Domain that you wish to setup

 

Create Quarantine for Each User

 

1. Click on the Administration tab

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2. Click on the Users tab

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3. In the right-hand column click on Add User under Tasks

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4. Type in the name of the user you wish to setup and click Save

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5. Repeat this process for each User that you wish to setup

6. Note if you receive an error message stating that “The e-mail address already exists” when attempting to add a User and the User has administrator permissions in Office 365 follow the instructions at the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2587698

 

Accessing User Quarantine

 

1. Log into Forefront Online Protection at https://quarantine.messaging.microsoft.com

a. Note: If you have trouble logging in, click on the Change Password link

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b. Follow the link on the email you receive to reset your password

2. Once logged in you’ll see a window similar to this

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3. Any message quarantined by the spam or virus filter will show up under “Junk E-mail”. Items quarantined by a Policy Rule

How to Login to Forefront Online Protection

 

Method 1

 

1. Browse to https://portal.microsoftonline.com and login with administrator credentials

2. Click on Manage under Exchange Online.

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3. This will open the Exchange Control Pane. Click on the Mail Control link on the left.

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4. Click on the “Configure IP safelisting…” link on the right.

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5. This will launch the Forefront Online Protection

 

Method 2

 

1. Browse to https://admin.messaging.microsoft.com and login with administrator credentials.

2. Note that while the administrator accounts are synchronized to FOPE the passwords are not the same. So, if you can’t login, click on the Change Password link.

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3. Follow the link on the email you receive to reset your password