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Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:28

Does PerfectMail use Active Directory?

Category: General

Solution ID: 00000110

Summary:

PerfectMail does not use Active Directory for e-mail address validation. Rather, t makes use of the SMTP Recipient Filtering setting in Microsoft Exchange to extract that information from your Exchange server during the mail transmission.

Answer:

Active Directory (AD) can be a problem for third party tools. AD integration/configuration is not necessarily consistent and we've had reports from third party vendors who are very experienced with AD but still encounter quirky behavior; AD can require a bit of finesse. However, with SMTP Recipient Filtering enabled we simply do not need AD as we can authenticate e-mail addresses directly with Exchange.

By default Exchange will accept all e-mail, regardless of the recipient. SMTP Recipient Filtering is a feature where Exchange will only accept e-mail that it can either route or deliver. PerfectMail uses an algorithm to interactively query Exchange using the SMTP protocol to validate e-mail addresses rather than relying on AD. The implementation is very straightforward and works flawlessly.


Tags: setup, antispam, microsoft, ldap, active directory, ad, email, address, validation, smtp, recipient filtering

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Link to this article: http://perfectmail.com/kb/active_directory

Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:28

-- David Rutherford

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