Managing Transport Policy and Compliance Features

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Many organizations are obligated by legal, regulatory, or business process requirements to process, filter, modify, and store e-mail messages that are transferred to and from the organization and the Internet, and also to internal communications between individuals in the organization.

The transport policy and compliance infrastructure of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 provides a set of rules that govern how e-mail messages are stored and processed based on a set of requirements. The following agents help you comply with these legal, regulatory, and business process requirements more easily:

  • Transport Rules agent   This agent enables rules-based management of e-mail messages that are sent to and received from internal and external recipients and senders.

  • Journaling agent   This agent enables you to record all e-mail messages that are sent to and received from internal and external recipients and senders.

Using Exchange Hosted Services

Transport policy and compliance features are enhanced by or are also available as a service from Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services. Exchange Hosted Services is a set of four distinct hosted services:

  • Hosted Filtering, which helps organizations protect themselves from e-mail-borne malware

  • Hosted Archive, which helps them satisfy retention requirements for compliance

  • Hosted Encryption, which helps them encrypt data to preserve confidentiality

  • Hosted Continuity, which helps them preserve access to e-mail during and after emergency situations

These services integrate with any on-premise Exchange servers that are managed in-house or Hosted Exchange e-mail services that are offered through service providers. For more information about Exchange Hosted Services, see Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services.

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