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How-To's

The guides and how-to documents on this page provide you with detailed information with various ORF topics.


Guides in this section help with ORF setup and maintenance tasks.

  • Deployment Guide
    Helps with planning for ORF deployment in your network.
  • Installation Guide
    Step-by-step instructions for installing ORF.
  • Testing Guide
    Tips and information about testing and evaluating ORF.
  • Trial Conversion Guide
    Instructions for a seamless conversion of your evaluation version into a fully registered one.
  • Upgrade Guide
    Detailed information on planning and executing in-place upgrades from previous ORF versions.
  • Configuration Backup Guide
    Backing up and restoring your configuration, descibed in a single article.
  • Migration Guide
    Helps with migrating ORF from one server to another.
  • Multi-Server Usage Guide
    Explains how ORF can be set up and used in multi-server environments.

The downloadable guides in this section help with setting up External Databases for the Auto Sender Whitelist, Greylisting, DHA and Honeypot features of ORF.

Each ZIP package is tailored for a specific version of Microsoft® SQL Server® and contains detailed information about the setup process. Instructions are also provided for Oracle Database 10g Express.


Guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2016 Express SP1 External Database setup guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2016 Express SP1 Download
Guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2014 Express External Database setup guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2014 Express Download
Guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Express External Database setup guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Express Download
Guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 External Database setup guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 Download
Guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 External Database setup guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Download
Guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 External Database setup guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2000 Download
Guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 Express External Database setup guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 Express Download
Guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Express External Database setup guide for Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 Express Download
Guide for Microsoft® MSDE External Database setup guide for Microsoft® MSDE Download
Guide for Oracle Database 10g Express External Database setup guide for Oracle 10g Express Download

For transferring your existing ORF data into the newly set up External Database, use the Database Converter Tool.

Articles about various topics—includes both ORF and non-ORF content.

ORF articles

Articles not related to ORF

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    Archive content. A complete walkthrough of creating a script for removing read receipt requests on your email servers. (IIS SMTP/Exchange 2000/2003 only)
  • Simple Attachment Filtering
    Archive content. Another scripting walkthrough for creating a simple attachment filter solution. (IIS SMTP/Exchange 2000/2003 only)
  • SMTP AUTH Relay Attacks
    Spammers often seek misconfigured SMTP servers with weakly protected user accounts for hijacking. Secure your server to prevent unauthorized relaying.