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I have been getting more spam emails to my corporate account recently. I have asked our Service Desk to block these at server level – so this is not the issue.

If I mark a message as junk in the Outlook client, are the rules passed up to our Exchange server to improve the spam filter globally?

  • I would say check with your Service Desk. – Xavierjazz Oct 29 '15 at 15:20
  • @Xavierjazz I did and they didn't know – Burgi Oct 29 '15 at 15:33
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No, they are not used globally. Rules that you add are uploaded to Exchange and the rules check e-mails on the server (less load for your computer) but only for your account.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Overview-of-the-Junk-Email-Filter-364853fe-095a-4563-b3ff-0b5b0ac7eeb3

It is of course possible for the Exchange admins to deploy global filters with Group Policies or Office Custimization Tool, if they use this there might be a process to report offenders and have a spam address added to their list.

  • Do you have any information on the global filters? – Burgi Nov 5 '15 at 10:19
  • Sure, but that's quite an extensive topic perhaps more suited for ServerFault. This is a good place to start technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179183.aspx – HoD Nov 5 '15 at 11:32
  • I'll have a dig around in global filters and ask on ServerFault if i need any more information, thanks. – Burgi Nov 8 '15 at 16:52

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