Antispam and antimalware protection in Exchange 2016

Summary: An overview of the built-in antispam and antimalware features available in Exchange 2016.

Antispam and antimalware protection are included in Exchange Server 2016.

  • Antispam protection is provided by the same built-in transport agents that were available in Exchange Server 2010. These agents are enabled by default on Edge Transport servers, and you can enable many of them on Exchange 2016 Mailbox servers.

  • Antimalware protection is provided by the Malware agent that was introduced in Exchange Server 2013. The Malware agent is available and enabled by default on Exchange 2016 Mailbox servers.

The following table contains links to topics that provide overview information and configuration steps for customizing the built-in spam and malware filtering settings for your organization.

Topic Description
Antispam protection in Exchange 2016
Describes the built-in antispam protection features in Exchange 2016, and how to configure the antispam protection options.
Running Windows antivirus software on Exchange 2016 servers
Describes considerations for running Windows antivirus programs on Exchange 2016 servers.

If you're looking for information about antispam features in Office 365, see Office 365 Email AntiSpam Protection.