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Monday, June 16, 2008

 

Quick antispam report or status check?

Posted by Bharat Suneja at 8:06 AM
Having received an annoyingly higher proportion of spam in my Inbox this morning, I wanted to quickly check what the antispam agents are doing. Here's a quick cmdlet (besides the ones to check whether the antispam agents are enabled, checking the Content Filter SCL thresholds, etc.).

Get-AgentLog -StartDate "6/16/2008" | group action | ft name,count -Autosize

What you get back:

Name Count
---- -----
RejectCommand 520
AcceptMessage 39
RejectMessage 163
QuarantineMessage 11
DeleteMessage 21

The filters are still working. Perhaps it's one of those days when you wake up to high volume of spam.

Note to self: Create a quick monitoring script that provides more information from agent logs, antispam configs, and perfmon counters.

Related posts:
- Keeping tabs on Antispam filters: A few handy scripts in Exchange Server 2007
- Exchange Server 2007: How are RBLs performing?
- Exchange Server 2007: Managing And Filtering Anti-Spam Agent Logs

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