Testing with a Full Domain

This scenario describes testing with a full, live domain, which allows you to analyze filtering effectiveness and system throughput. As in the previous scenario, all messages are delivered, so mail traffic is not disrupted.

  • Server Setup: Use a live server to relay live traffic to the full mail domain.
  • Message Handling: Modify the default policy script so the subject line of the original message is not altered. See “Message Handling Options” in the Quick Reference Guide for more information. By default, messages with a spam probability over 50% are copied to the quarantine.
  • User Feedback: Analyze the quarantined messages to determine common characteristics that can be addressed through tuning.
  • Tuning: Tune by using whitelists and blacklists to exempt messages from tests and reduce false positives.