Policy Configuration

This section describes the customization and fine tuning of message filtering for viruses, spam, and organizational policy compliance.

Policies, lists and maps provide the means to configure the way in which PureMessage filters email. Policy configuration determines how messages containing viruses or spam messages are handled PureMessage, as well as allowing you to filter messages for certain keywords. Lists include domains that either generate mostly spam or that try to remove all spam. Maps are simple tables of email address rerouting, often used to send messages addressed to several different email accounts to one actively used account.

This section describes how the default PureMessage policy works and how it can be customized. It provides details on the PureMessage policy spam detection and virus handling settings, and it describes how to modify the policy using either the Manager or the command-line interface.