PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange menu tree

The PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange menu tree is displayed in the left (tree) panel of the screen. The Server Group (root node) displays the name of whichever server group the administration console is connected to. Click on a menu node to access the menu option.



The Dashboard provides general information and displays a list of all servers in the server group currently being administered. The dashboard provides statistics and graphs for the selected server. You can see which services are running on a server, and whether updating is working correctly. Also displayed is information about email throughput, e.g. message volume and top viruses, and quarantine database size.

The Activity monitor provides a detailed breakdown of email classification as it is scanned by PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange. This section also enables the administrator to stop and start the PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange scanning service for each server.

The Configuration node provides access to the System, Users and groups, Transport (SMTP) scanning policy, and Exchange store scanning policy nodes.

The System node provides a number of system settings that are common to both SMTP and Exchange store scanning, including routing, virus outbreak settings, quarantine settings, log settings, alert configuration, email tagging and report settings.

The Users and groups node allows you to synchronize with Active Directory users and groups. You can also create custom users and groups.

The Transport (SMTP) scanning policy node relates to inbound, outbound, and internal mail. This menu node provides shortcuts to the Filtering, Anti-virus, Anti-spam, Content, and Disclaimers nodes, described below. Each node allows you to define and enable relevant policies. You can specify both overall policies and individual policies to exempt users and groups.

The Filtering node provides access to the recipient validation and block list menu options.

The Anti-Virus node enables you to set anti-virus policies for inbound, outbound, and internal mail.

The Anti-Spam node enables you to set policies for spam and suspected spam.

The Content node enables you to set content filtering policies for inbound, outbound, and internal mail.

The Disclaimers node enables you to define a disclaimer that is added to outbound messages.

The Exchange store scanning policy node enables you to specify anti-virus policies for mail in your mailboxes and public folders.

The Quarantine node displays a list of messages quarantined by PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange. You can search for quarantined messages using various search criteria and can take action on selected messages.

The Reports node enables you to generate reports on all incoming, outgoing and internal mail, including reports on viruses, spam, content such as offensive words or blocked phrases and connection filtering.

The Help and Information node provides access to the help file and the Sophos web site. It also displays system information about each server in the PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange server group.