Setting a policy

Here is an example of how to set a policy.

Setting an anti-virus policy

Click Configuration > Transport (SMTP) scanning policy and then click Anti-virus.

Enabling scanning

The screen displays three different types of email scanning: inbound mail, outbound mail and internal mail.

By default, scanning is enabled for all. The menu bar for each kind of mail will be blue, and the associated icon will display a check mark and the word ON.

Note If any menu bar is red, scanning for that direction of mail is disabled. Click the associated OFF text or circled alert icon to enable scanning.

Setting actions

There are three types of event. Infected mail, an encrypted attachment (e.g. password protected file), or an encrypted message.

For each event, you can select an action from the drop-down menu, e.g. Delete message, Quarantine message or Replace with text For information, see Setting up actions.

If you select Replace with text, the Text link appears. Follow the link to specify the replacement text that will be used. For information on how to set replacement text, see Setting replacement text.

Setting up alerts

If you configure PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange to perform an action, the Alert link appears. Follow the link to specify alerts. For information on setting up alerts, see Setting up alerts.

Setting up exceptions

You can also exempt some users or groups or apply different actions to them for a particular event. For more information, see Setting up exceptions overview.