Bypass Exchange Online Protection in Office 365

If you are using Sophos Email for your spam filtering and clean email is delivered to Office 365, you need to bypass Exchange Online Protection (EOP) to ensure smooth delivery of your mail.

To bypass Exchange Online Protection:

  1. Log in to the office portal.
  2. Under Admin Centers, choose Exchange.
  3. Under Mailflow, select Rules.
  4. Click the + to add a new rule and choose Bypass Spam Filtering from the menu.
  5. Set the following values:


    Sophos Central EOP Bypass

    Apply this rule if

    Apply to all messages

    Do the following

    Set the spam confidence level (SCL) to...

    Audit this rule with severity level


    Choose a mode for this rule


  6. Click Save to add the rule.