Use the Policy pages to change how the Email Appliance processes email messages.

  • Use the Policy: Anti-Virus page to configure whose messages are scanned for viruses and how messages containing viruses are handled.
  • Use the Policy: Anti-Spam page to configure whose messages are scanned for spam and how messages identified as spam are handled.
  • Use the Policy: Additional Policy page to configure whose messages are scanned for offensive language or specified keywords and how the messages that match these content scans are handled.
  • Use the Policy: Allow/Block Lists page to create and modify lists of hosts and senders whose messages are delivered or blocked with anti-virus scanning but without anti-spam scanning.
  • Use the Policy: Sandstorm page to enable/disable communication between appliance and Sandstorm, view the files sent to Sandstorm for threat analysis and release messages that are pending analysis.
  • Use the Policy: Filtering Options page to set the message-processing stage at which the IP reputation filtering is used, whether protection against denial of service and directory harvest attacks are enabled, and whether aggregate traffic data is shared with SophosLabs to help improve spam detection.
  • Use the Policy: Encryption page to manage the Email Appliance’s email encryption and encryption policies.
  • Use the Policy: SMTP Authentication page to enable SMTP authentication, enable and configure TLS encryption, and select one or more ports for SMTP authentication.
  • Use the Policy: SMTP Options page to configure SMTP options and perimeter protection.

Using the Policy and Template Wizards

The rules associated with each category of the policy are easily configured by using a wizard, which can be launched by clicking the Add button. The Policy Wizard is available from the following pages: Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Data Control, and Additional Policy. You can also launch the SPX Template Wizard by clicking Add on the SPX Encryption tab of the Encryption page. For more information, see the documentation for these Policy configuration pages.