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. MailValve EX is implemented as a Transport Agent. After installing 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 this page.
  4. Please configure MailValve EX according to your preferences. You can do this by selecting Start menu -> Digital Confidence -> MailValve EX -> MailValve EX Configuration.
    This trial version will only purify attachments of up to 5 senders. Please specify the enabled senders email addresses in the “Enabled Senders” list.

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 .