MailValve EX Installation Guide





Please follow these steps to install MailValve EX:

  1. MailValve EX requires .NET Framework 2.0. If you are installing MailValve EX on Windows Server® 2012 and above, you must first enable .NET Framework 3.5 by using the Add Roles and Features Wizard.
  2. Install MailValve EX by dowloading and running its setup file on the Exchange Server
  3. Please configure MailValve EX according to your preferences. You can do this by selecting Start menu -> Digital Confidence -> MailValve EX -> MailValve EX Configuration. When you’ll run the MailValve EX Configuration for the first time, it will setup the MailValve EX Transport Agent. When the setup of the Transport Agent will be complete, you’ll be able to configure MailValve EX. This trial version will only purify attachments of up to 5 senders. Please specify the enabled senders email addresses in the “Enabled Senders” list.
  4. MailValve EX is implemented as a Transport Agent. When you’ll run the MailValve EX Configuration for the first time, it will setup the MailValve EX Transport Agent. After configuring MailValve EX, please verify that it is installed and enabled by running the Get-TransportAgent cmdlet from the Exchange Shell. You should see “MailValve EX” in the list with “Enabled” set to “True”. If you don’t see “MailValve EX” in the list with “Enabled” set to “True”, please try to install MailValve EX manually by following the instructions in the "Installing MailValve EX Transport Agent Manually" section in the user guide (available from the Start menu).

Installing MailValve EX Transport Agent Manually

To install the MailValve EX Transport Agent manually, please run the following commands from the Exchange Shell:

  1. Net Stop MSExchangeTransport
  2. Install-TransportAgent -Name 'MailValve EX' -AssemblyPath '%MailValveEXDLLPath%' -TransportAgentFactory DigitalConfidence.MailValveEXAgentFactory

    Where %MailValveEXDLLPath% is the path of the file MailValveEX.dll in the installation directory. e.g. If the installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\Digital Confidence\MailValve EX, the command should be the following:

    Install-TransportAgent -Name 'MailValve EX' -AssemblyPath 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Digital Confidence\MailValve EX\MailValveEX.dll' -TransportAgentFactory DigitalConfidence.MailValveEXAgentFactory
  3. Enable-TransportAgent -Identity 'MailValve EX'
  4. Get-TransportAgent -Identity 'MailValve EX'
  5. Net Start MSExchangeTransport

If you do not receive any error, run the Get-TransportAgent cmdlet to verify that “MailValve EX” appears in the list and that it’s enabled. If installing the MailValve EX Transport Agent manually fails also, please contact Digital Confidence Support at support@digitalconfidence.com .