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SpamMoverPF for MS Exchange 2000/2003

Updated: 7-September-2007
See also:   
SpamMover for Exchange 2000/2003
SpamCleanUp for Exchange 2000/2003


This application can scan any message that is delivered to a mail-enabled public folder. If that message carries an X-header or subject line marking it as spam, as added by such tools as SpamAssasin or GFI Mail Essentials, SpamMoverPF application will move it into a specified public folder. These marked messages can be forwarded to specified e-mail address or deleted instead of moved.
Any amount of rules can be configured.
The application is an Exchange store event sink.

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On your Exchange Server computer:
1. Create a new mail-enabled public folder named PFTEST
You should create this public folder for test purposes only, so you can delete it after you satisfy yourself with the fact that the application is actually works.
2. Create a new mail-enabled public folder named SpamCentral
You should create this public folder for test purposes only, so you can delete it after you satisfy yourself with the fact that the application is actually works.
3. Select (or create) a mailbox-enabled user account that is a member of the local Administrators, Domain Admins, Domain Users and Exchange Domain Servers security groups.
That account must have full permissions on the public folder store. Open ESM (Exchange System Manager) and drill down to the public folder store in question. Now open the properties and select the Security tab. Add your account and allow full control.
See also these MS article:
Exchange 2000 Permissions Required to Configure an Event Sink
4. Log on as that user.
5. Create C:\Program Files\SpamMoverPF\ directory.
6. Download archive file to C:\Program Files\SpamMoverPF\ directory and extract all files.
7. Run C:\Program Files\SpamMoverPF\SpamMoverPFSetup.exe
8. If your Exchange server runs on Windows 2000, place step #3 account name and password in the appropriate fields in COM+ object frame.
9. Click Install button in COM+ object frame.
10. Click Add button. Select "Subject:" from the drop-down list under SMTP header label. Fill out Value field with "[SPAM]" (without quotes). Make sure the Action field contains "move to". Click Spam Central in the list of public folders to populate Target URL field. Click OK button to close the New rule window and save the changes. Make sure the rule is added to Rules list.
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11. In Per-folder registration frame select PFTEST public folder (see step #1) in the list and mark it. Click Change button. The list will be refreshed. Make sure PFTEST is still checked.
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12. Click Exit button.

1. Start Outlook and navigate to the SpamCentral public folder. If you are running Outlook 2000 or Outlook 2002(XP), click View > Current view > Customize current view > Fields. For Outlook 2003, click View > Arrange by > Current view > Customize current view > Fields. Click New field button. Place "Originally delivered to" (without quotes) to the Name field. Place "Text" to the "Type" and "Format" fields. Click OK button. From the "Select available fields from:" list select "All mail fields". Select "E-mail account" from the "Available fields:" list (in Outlook 2000 the name of this field is "Internet Account"). Click Add button. Click OK button. Click OK button again to close the "View summary" window.
2. Assuming you placed [SPAM] to Value field (see Installation - step #9), send a message with [SPAM]1 subject field to PFTEST public folder.
3. Make sure the message you just sent is moved to the SpamCentral public folder. Note that "E-mail account" field is filled with e-mail address of PFTEST public folder and "Originally delivered to" field is filled with URL of PFTEST public folder.
4. Send a new message that DOES NOT contain [SPAM] in the subject line to PFTEST public folder. Make sure the message you just sent is delivered to PFTEST and not moved to Spam Central.

I have tested SpamMoverPF with Outlook 2002 and Exchange 2000 SP3 on MS Windows 2000 SP3 Advanced and Exchange 2003 SP1 on MS Windows 2003 server.

Comparison Expressions

Let's suppose that your spam software (Symantec Mail Security, for example) adds an X-Header if the SCL (Spam Confidence Level) value of a message is greater than 3 (or whatever you set the value at). The X-Header that is added is this:
where x is the SCL value of the message. You need to move to the spam folder any message with an SCL value of 4 or higher. To get this result, click Add in Rules frame. Mark a radio button near "SMTP header" field and place the following expression to "SMTP header" field:
Then place the following expression to "Value" field:

The following syntax is also acceptable:
SMTP headerValue
X-SCL:{>4 <11}
X-CustomHeader:{>3.9 <11.1}
X-Spam-Status:No, hits={>-4.9}
Note that you can set only one comparison expression per "Value" field.

1. Start C:\Program Files\SpamMoverPF\SpamMoverPFSetup.exe
2. In Per-folder registration frame click Uncheck all button. Click Change button.
3. In Rules frame click Delete All button. Hit Yes when you will see the confirmation alert.
4. In COM+ Object frame click Uninstall button.
5. Press Exit button.

About this demo version.

SpamMoverPF demo version works only for public folders whose names include "TEST". Examples:
Other public folders are unavailable. Also you can not register this demo version for all public folders at once (store-wide). Full product version has no limitations.


Q. I receive the following error: "Component ‘MSCOMCTL.OCX’ or one of its dependencies not correctly registered. A file is missing or invalid."
A. Check if you could find mscomctl.ocx file in C:\WINNT\system32 folder. If not, copy it from other computer or from
here and register it using Start -> Run and typing "regsvr32 C:\WINNT\system32\mscomctl.ocx" (without quotes).

Q. I am about to purchase this product but I wondering regarding updates/patches. What are the policies regarding updates? Do you provide them freely or as a purchase?
A. As a registered user, you will get free updates for one year from the date of purchase.
Once the new version is ready, this information will be e-mailed to all registered users. We will send updates via e-mail to those who request them.

Q.  I have already ordered your software and want to view data relating to my order.
A.  Just visit our Customer Care Center.

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