Customizing Policies

PureMessage policy configuration can be easily tailored to meet your corporate needs. When customizing policy rules, be aware of the following considerations:

  • Backup: Before editing a policy, it is strongly advised that you make a backup of the current policy.
  • Committing Changes: When using the PureMessage Manager to edit policies, you must "commit" changes before testing or enabling the policy.
  • Rule Order: Rules are processed in the order they are configured. When a message triggers the "stop" action in a rule, the message is no longer processed. Thus, the rule order and the placement of "stop" actions impact the efficiency of the policy.
  • Testing: It is advisable to test policies before enabling them.

The file /opt/pmx6/bin/pmx-policy provides an interface to the PureMessage policy engine.