December 2021

ExchangeDefender Bypass builds on our commitment to helping users deliver email – not to mention making it easier to troubleshoot and work around mail security restrictions. We’ve all experience the “email bounce” when a message we send to someone promptly returns with some cryptic error and the bottom line is the recipient isn’t getting your email.

ExchangeDefender Outbound Bypass helps remedy this problem.

Email non-delivery can happen for a number of reasons – insufficient resources, misconfiguration, outage, local system policy, etc. When your mail bounces there are no easy ways around it, and most savvy users will just go to their free mail account (gmail, yahoo, ISP) which can cause a number of legal and HR complications. We can do better: with ExchangeDefender Outbound Bypass.

Much like our inbound bypass feature, the mail transiting this system does not rely on ExchangeDefender IP address space, network policies, or restrictions. We further designed it to rely on the public cloud infrastructure which is typically trusted and not subject to extra SPAM check (it’s where all your Amazon receipts & promotions come from).

So how does it work?

Simply open your browser and go to

Click on Bypass and select “I have problems sending mail” – fill out the form, attach anything you may need to and the message is sent instantly. When the recipient hits reply the message will go to your regular email address. That’s all there is to it. When the recipient receives your email it will still show your name, your email address, and include any HTML, images, or attachments you’ve put in the message when you composed it. It can also be used to help us open a communication channel with the recipients IT provider to resolve the original bounce as well. We hope this helps our partners troubleshoot problems faster and provide our clients a more reliable and resilient email experience.

P.S. ExchangeDefender Bypass is intended for legitimate, person-to-person email. Use of this system for UCE, bulk, sales, or otherwise commercial mail can expose you to steep fines.

Today, in our “Managed Cybersecurity services” webinar, we revealed new services for 2022. The meeting focused on how we can solve today’s email problems with ease. ExchangeDefender recently launched three solutions that will empower clients, and reduce their time wasted on email issues.

Solution #1 – Bypass ExchangeDefender

Bypass ExchangeDefender helps you receive email that doesn’t meet ExchangeDefender’s security needs. The reason why clients would use this is because it completely bypasses ExchangeDefender security infrastructure entirely. Bypass ignores DNS security and authorization requirements like SPF, DKIM, and DMARC. It also bypasses established security restrictions for attachments and domains. The biggest bonus here is that it is self-service and does not require any interaction with IT staff.

Outbound Bypass

ExchangeDefender Outbound Bypass helps you deliver important email despite of outages, blacklists, throttling, and other IT problems. The email service does not use any of our networks or systems. Instead, it relies on public cloud infrastructure. Pro user? ExchangeDefender PRO users get this solution for free.

Solution #2 – Recurring Emails

ExchangeDefender Recurring Email enables you to schedule recurring emails to send in the future. You can schedule emails to be sent at a certain time of day, any day of the week. The new feature is for standardized and compliance-oriented recurring email campaigns. So, how would you use it? Our team has been using it for recurring tasks and maintenance requests, payroll and HR requests, and client reminders.

Solution #3 – ExchangeDefender Guardian

Introducing ExchangeDefender Guardian, the cybersecurity analyst that lives in your inbox. Your dedicated analyst has the ability to triage, evaluate, and advise on any email that you deem suspicious. The guardian is mean for high-profile personnel. Anyone whose credentials, access, or role provide a lucrative entry into an organization. Price? The service is currently being offered invitation-only, and prices range from just $39 per month up to $399 dollars.

Interested? Contact us, or submit a ticket if you are an existing client to get started!

We want to thank so many of you that finalized the DMARC deployments during #CyberMonth of October. Special thanks to the thousands of clients that trusted us to update their DNS zones on their behalf, we know that DNS work can be complex and inconsistent from provider to provider, and getting it completed will eliminate countless mail flow problems (many that you’re probably not even aware of).

DMARC compliance allows us to keep you in our priority routing, assures delivery to major email service providers, improves mail flow & delivery, and most importantly – keeps us in your corner when there is a problem. (non-compliant domains are considered a broken deployment and restricted to service inquiries).

What all the DNS work and troubleshooting has turned up is that far too many of our clients and partners do not have the required skill set to properly deploy, maintain, and secure their DNS. This is not a one-off project: your domain name and DNS are your organizations primary identification on the Internet and just like people email you verification links when you sign up for the service, cloud applications are requiring custom DNS records for ownership verification.

In October we launched an ExchangeDefender DNS Service, at just $19/month, that will cover all the work related to your DNS including SSL certificate work, Dynamic DNS, DNSSEC, and whatever DNS standard comes up next.

Through the end of 2021, we are offering our ExchangeDefender DNS Service for just $19/month and we are waiving the setup fees. Contact us today to get this added to your account, as it will cost you exponentially more in troubleshooting and lost business the first time you have an issue.