Archive for October, 2012

Exchange 2010 Message Throttling

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Ive been spending some time working on Message Filtering for Exchange 2010. We have some clients setup who have an external spam filter that handles all the email – so the exchange server only sees traffix from 1 SMTP source. Which is fine unless the Exhcnage system gets overloaded with mail and starts to throttle messages based on SourceIP – of which there is only 1  being the mail filter ! So have a look at the various options you can play with using Exchange Console and the following command -
Get-ReceiveConnector | Set-ReceiveConnector (-MaxInboundConnection -MaxInboundConnectionPercentagePersource -MessageRateSource)
Get-ThrottlingPolicy | Set-ThrottlingPolicy
and consider turning OFF the Exchange Anti Spam features – since its being handled elsewhere. Look at increasing limits (or setting to unlimited or $NULL depending on the chooices for the option).
James Joyce MCITP

Microsoft Windows 8 in stock NOW

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Windows 8 is finally here – the next version of the Windows operating system. Sporting a new metro (tile) interface and running on the same system requirements as Windows 7 its a must have for all PC users. Check it out in store or at:

Kaspersky Registration Page

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Kaspersky in Australia have recently undegone some changes – so for anyone with retail packs or OEM needing to register their software for the first time the new website is -