How to Whitelist an email address or website domain in Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010

How to Whitelist a domain or email address in Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010

If clients are complaining they cannot send you a email and its bouncing back to them as:

” 550 5.7.1 Message rejected as spam by Content Filtering” please complete the following to add the email address or domain to the whitelist:

Whitelist features are not available via Exchange Management Console, so this will have to be completed via the Microsoft Exchange Powershell.
Open powershell via the exchange menu item and run one of the following scripts, based on your requirement:

To check whats currently whitelisted (Bypassed Recipients):



To whitelist an entire domain:

$list = (Get-ContentFilterConfig).BypassedSenderDomains
Set-ContentFilterConfig -BypassedSenderDomains $list


To whitelist a single email address:

$list = (Get-ContentFilterConfig).BypassedSenders
Set-ContentFilterConfig -BypassedSenders $list


And now the clients emails should get through to your inbox with no fuss.

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