We administer a WIN 2012 R2 domain which includes and EPO server with orchestrator 5.1 . Mcafee Agent 5..0.3 is deployed to all domain computers. VS 8.8 and DLP 9.3.6 are installed also.
After EPO installation I noticed that mails could not go through exchange server where VS 8.8 is installed .Also e-mail notifications from other services like WSUS .backupexec could not be send.
After some researching I found that I had to change Access protection policy for servers and workstations.I removed "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending mail" ,set transportedge.exe in excluded services for being blocked.
Unfortunately this did not work.e-mails and notifications could not be sent out.
Then I tried to remove " "Prevent mass mailing worms from sending mail" policy locally on servers(exchange ,wsus ) and it worked!. I was able to send out mails and I was receiving any scheduled notification.
But not for long.After a while the Mcafee service ( Prevent mass mailing worms from sending mails" was enabled again.
So I am back to the same situation.zero point.
The log file from McAfee says" Blocked by port blocking rule C:\Program Files\Mcaffe\bin\Transportedge.exe Anti-virus Standard Protection:Prevent mass mailing worms from sending mail-
What I had to do in the end was to remove completely VS 8.8. But this is not the case ....