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Exchange messages with a malformed From address must be rejected.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-259619 EX19-ED-000133 SV-259619r942171_rule Medium
Sender Identification (SID) is an email anti-spam sanitization process. Sender ID uses DNS MX record lookups to verify the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) sending server is authorized to send email for the originating domain. Failure to implement Sender ID risks that spam could be admitted into the email domain that originates from rogue servers. Most spam content originates from domains where the IP address has been spoofed prior to sending, thereby avoiding detection. For example, messages with malformed or incorrect "purported responsible sender" data in the message header could be (best case) created by using RFI noncompliant software but is more likely to be spam.
Microsoft Exchange 2019 Edge Server Security Technical Implementation Guide 2024-01-10


Check Text ( C-63358r942169_chk )
Note: If third-party anti-spam product is being used, the anti-spam product must be configured to meet the requirement.

Open the Exchange Management Shell and enter the following command:

Get-SenderIdConfig | Select-Object -Property Name, Identity, SpoofedDomainAction

If the value of "SpoofedDomainAction" is not set to "Reject", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-63266r942170_fix)
Open the Exchange Management Shell and enter the following command:

Set-SenderIdConfig -SpoofedDomainAction Reject