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Setup Office365 to only accept email from Profilter

Ensure that profilter is configured to send email to the mail server host name assigned to your domain by Microsoft.  It will look like this: 

Configuring Office 365 to only allow email from Profilter (optional).

1. Login to your Office 365 account by going here:

2. Go to Mail flow > Rules.

3. Click on the + sign to add a new rule, and then click more options.

4. Name the rule:

Office 365 setup with profilter - Step 4

5. Choose the "The sender is located..." and "is external/internal" options:

Office 365 setup with profilter

6. Make the rule apply to senders that are "Outside the organization":

Office 265 setup with Profilter - Step 6

7. Create an exception to this rule for all Profilter IPs, so that filtered email still gets through. 

Where it says "Except if..." select the "Sender's IP is in the range..." option and add each Profilter IP:


Office 365 setup with Profilter - Step 7

All Profilter cluster IPs need to be added. To enter multiple IPs, click on the + button. 

See: The full list of Profilter IP addresses

8. Where it says "Do the following...", select the "Redirect the message to..." and "hosted quarantine" options:
  Warning: Newer versions of Office365 may not have this exact option.  You may need to choose "deliver the messages to the hosted quarantine" if available.

Office365 setup with Profilter Step 8
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