Virus-Handling Options

The following virus-handling options are available:

  • Clean the Message: When the anti-virus engine detects a virus in a message, PureMessage can attempt remove the virus from the message. If the virus cannot be cleaned from the message, PureMessage removes the infected attachment and generates and generates a notification message for the recipient, based on a template. This is the default behavior in the policy for messages that originate from external hosts.
  • Reject or Discard the Message: PureMessage can either reject or discard messages containing viruses. By default, messages originating from internal hosts are rejected.
  • Scanfailed Action: When a message contains content that cannot be scanned, such as an encrypted attachment, PureMessage can take specific action, based on the virus engine’s response to the failed scan.