ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Remote Domains

This section describes the design decisions associated with Remote Domains for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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Remote Domains enable administrators to control the type of replies and format of messages users send to the destination domain.

Administrators can configure Exchange to allow (or block) the following:

  • Out of Office messages
  • Automatic replies and forwards
  • Read or delivery receipts
  • Non-delivery report to a specified domain

The default remote domain will apply the same settings to all messages; however, administrators can configure specific settings for specific domains.

Remote Domain Configuration

Policy SettingConfigurationDescription
Name:DefaultName of the remote domain setting
Remote Domain*All external organisations
Out of Office Automatic RepliesAllow only external Out of Office replies: SelectedLimits the type of client automatic replies.
Automatic RepliesAllow automatic replies: Unchecked
Allow automatic forwarding: Unchecked
Limits automatic replies and automatic forwards.
Message ReportingAllow Delivery Reports: Ticked
Allow Non-delivery Reports:Ticked
Allow Meeting Forward Notifications: Unchecked
Limits delivery reports, no-delivery reports, and meeting forward notifications.
Use rich text formatFollow User Settings: SelectedEnables control over message format.
Supported Character SetNoneEnables control over the character set.

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