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How to install and Configure Hexamail (third party Antispam for Exchange 2013)

We had a issue where exchange 2013 server was receiving a lot of spam emails and tried configuring inbuilt anti spam

and it doesn’t seem to fix the issue, I had to search a cheap anti spam software which will resolve our issue.

In my search . I had to try Hexamail which was cheap reliable, if you find any other reliable ones , drop the name in the comments.


lets see how to install and configure it.

Hexamail Guard Basic – Which stops spam emails alone


Register it and download a trial version.

Installing it on the exchange 2013 CAS Server itself, Add the domains and choose the primary domain


Add the email address where if more mails are in the quarantine list . It will be emailed to you.


Choose integrate with Incoming SMTP email


Choose automatically integrate with Exchange2013



Now Hexamail has to use the Port 25 to receive email so that it can scan and drop emails to Exchange Server.

Exchange server also receive email on port 25, so Change that to port 2500 so that both applications can work together.


EAC – > Mailflow –> Receive connectors –> Default Frontend “Servername”




Make sure anonymous users are checked.



In remote network settings add

And Change the port to 2500 in Network adapter bindings



Now open Hexamail admin console. Make sure ACtive directory settings looks good.


Now import the users you want to configure and license them.




I added the users in the pane.  Choose Apply – ok



For rough estimation for 150 users it was 1000 USD.



Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Award-winning Technology Leader with a wealth of experience running large teams and diversified industry exposure in cloud computing. From shipping lines to rolling stocks.In-depth expertise in driving cloud adoption strategies and modernizing systems to cloud native. Specialized in Microsoft Cloud, DevOps, and Microsoft 365 Stack and conducted numerous successful projects worldwide. Also, Acting as a Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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  1. Hi,

    Thats a nice post ! But the cost works around 6+ USD per mailbox for the matter of controlling spam. If you can spend USD 8 per mailbox (for 150 users) with barracuda you can have a complete gateway control. AV+ Antispam+ DLP.

  2. Our prices are for permanent licenses. Barracuda is PER year…so you cannot compare them directly but over the lifetime of the software. We have customers using the software since 2003 – so over 10 years the prices is MUCH less!


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