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To handle false-positives, FOPE has a quarantine feature. The FOPE quarantine area is
accessed through the browser. You can also choose to grant users the ability to view their
own quarantine area to review and release messages, or you can choose to keep that as a
centralized administrative function. By default, messages in the quarantined area are kept
for 14 days if no action is taken.
FOPE provides your organization the ability to create policies that can be used to evaluate
inbound and outbound emails. Think of FOPE policies as an extension of the Exchange Hub
Transport server role. There are overlaps in the capabilities of the Hub Transport and FOPE,
but you should leverage both to enforce organization policies. Where there are overlaps, it
is recommended that you replace the Hub Transport rule with a FOPE policy. The benefit of
this is that you are administering rules-based mail low in one location.
INSIDE OUT Hub Transport or FOPE policies
With the overlap in routing capabilities, the question that often comes up is whether
to use Hub Transport or FOPE to manage inbound and outbound emails. In the past,
Hub Transport was the only available mechanism within Exchange to implement
policies against inbound and outbound emails. With the introduction of FOPE, it is
recommended that policies should be designed in FOPE because it is better suited to enforce
policies. Therefore, it is recommended that existing Hub Transport rules be migrated to
FOPE where applicable.
Figure 10-7 shows a comparison of the Hub Transport window to the FOPE policy window.
Notice the overlap in capabilities between a transport rule and a FOPE policy. Also shown in
Figure 10-7, FOPE policies can be developed based on the following email characteristics:
● Message content in the subject and body
● Attachment existence and type
● Domain details
● Message header information