Understanding Transport Agents

Transport agents allow you to install custom software on a Hub or Edge Transport server role in Exchange Server 2010. Based on an action when a message flows through the transport pipeline, the software then can process messages. The backscatter agent, is an example of a transport agent.


Transport agents have full access to all e-mail messages that they encounter. There are no restrictions on a transport agent's behavior. Transport agents that are unstable or contain security flaws may affect the stability and security of Exchange. Do not install transport agents that haven't been fully tested in a test environment!

Default Transport Agents

Exchange Server 2010 includes several transport agents that enable ...

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