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  • Securing SBS Exchange 2003 - Post Installation Steps?

    Hello,

    Im just playing around with SBS 2003 in VMware Workstation and was wondering what post installation steps you take after installing vanilla Exchange Server 2003 SP2.

    Ive got antispam software installed and have just setup the SMTP banner. What about SPF? Ive added the TXT record into the DNS (via the registrar's control panel) - is this ok: v=spf1 mx:mail.domain.co.uk ~all

    Ive followed the steps here and ran the Exchange BPA.

    What else should i be doing? What other steps do you take with your mail servers? Do i need to do anything with the IMF?

    Cheers

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    Re: Securing SBS Exchange 2003 - Post Installation Steps?

    you would need to add the spf record to a public dns server that's hosting your public dns, if it exists.

    also check those relay-testing sites, to make sure you aren't configured as an open relay
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      Re: Securing SBS Exchange 2003 - Post Installation Steps?

      If you are using SBS 2003, you should not be treating it as full product. Configure everything with the wizards and there is very little else to worry about it.
      Once the wizards are complete, run Microsoft Update to get the latest updates for Windows, Exchange and SBS. That is the best thing that you can do.

      As well as running EXBPA you should also use SBSBPA.

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