Set a Microsoft® Exchange account

When GFI MailEssentials is installed on Microsoft® Exchange, a dedicated user must be created to use any one of these features:

  • Deliver spam email to an Exchange mailbox sub-folder (required when installing on Exchange 2010 or newer versions only)
  • Information Store Protection using EWS (not required when using VSAPI)

GFI MailEssentials can create this user and configure its permissions automatically or else create the user manually. For more information refer to

This account's details (such as username and password) must not be changed from Microsoft® Exchange or Active Directory, else these features will not work.

Configure the dedicated user from the GFI MailEssentials Switchboard. To configure a dedicated user:

  1. Launch GFI MailEssentialsSwitchboard from Start > Programs > GFI MailEssentials > Switchboard.
  2. Select the Exchange account tab.
  3. Click Change....
  4. Select one of the following options:
Option Description
Create a new account Let GFI MailEssentials automatically create a user with all the required rights.
Use the following account Use a manually created user. Specify the credentials (Domain\username and Password) of a dedicated user and click Set access rights to assign the required rights to the specified user.
  1. Click Finish to apply settings.
  2. Click OK.