Bypass Spam Filter for Exchange Online in Office365

A common issue several businnesses face is spam. However, sometime companies want to whitelist or either bypass specific domains or users for their e-mail. In this case the request was to accept e-mail from a specific domain for marketing purposes.

The way to configure this in Office365 without having to add an accepted domain is by configuring a transport rule. This can be done by following the below steps:

  1. Login to https://portal.microsoftonline.com.
  2. Select Admin -> Exchange in the top right corner.
  3. Select Mail Flow in the menu on the left.
  4. Click on “Add Rule for Mail Flow” and choose for “Bypass Spam Filtering”.
  5. Select on the “Apply this rule if”  for  “The sender is” “Domain is”
  6. Specify Domain. Add your list of whitelisted Domain.
  7. Select on “Stopm Processsing more rules”
  8. Click Save to save the configuration.

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