Microsoft Exchange 2003 is, without a doubt, the best email platform out there. It is, however, vulnerable to attacks, and some have posted in the Microsoft forums that the antivirus programs block Microsoft Exchange 2003.
> We have an Exchange 2003 server running on a Windows 2003 server. The Exchange > server is unreachable through Outlook from Windows-based computers. However, it > is working through Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 from Mac computers. We are > using Trend Micro OfficeScan 18.104.22.168, and we cannot disable the security > settings in Trend Micro to block access to the Exchange server. We tried with > a Trend Micro support tech, but he does not know if there is a workaround to > resolve this issue.
This is how another user explained it in the forums:
> > We have an Exchange 2003 server running on Windows 2003. The Exchange server > is unreachable through Outlook from Windows-based computers. However, it is > working through Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 from Mac computers. We are using > Trend Micro OfficeScan 22.214.171.124, and we cannot disable the security settings
- Microsoft Exchange 2003 antivirus exclusions can cause massive issues with your Exchange server.
- Modifying certain registry keys or using an SMTP relay server are some of the solutions you can try.
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Disable antivirus real-time protection
- Launch your antivirus program.
- Navigate to the antivirus settings by going through the options offered in the antivirus.
- Go through the Advanced settings or Protection settings option.
- Now, disable the real-time protection feature.
- Close the program and restart your PC.
Disable the antivirus
- Open the Antivirus software.
- Navigate to Exclusions > Add Exclusions
- Select the folder or directory you want to exclude
- Click Add
Create a new exclusion rule
- Right-click on the folder that the Exchange 2003 Antivirus is blocking and select Properties.
- On the General tab, select New
- In the New Exclusion dialog, select Files.
- In the next dialog, browse to the folder that Exchange 2003 Antivirus is blocking, select it, and click Open.
Create a new exclusion rule for the specified extension
Open the Windows Defender Security Center and select Virus & threat protection.
Select Virus & threat protection settings from the menu on the left.
In the right pane, click the Virus & threat protection settings icon.
In the Viruses & threat protection settings window, click Manage exclusions.
Click Add a new exclusion.
In the Add an exclusion window, enter-in the file name extension for the malicious file.
- In the Add Exclusion window, click Add.
- Repeat the process for all the malicious files you want to protect.