You want to test and verify spam detection for security audit or personal purposes, for the following products:
For testing of newsletters, marketing mail, and suspicious URLs, go to Testing newsletter, marketing mail and suspicious URLs dispositions
Use one or more of these methods to test spam detection:
There are two methods to test for spam detection with a X-Advertisement header:
telnet _hostname_ _port_
helo example.comand press Enter.
mail from: [email protected]and press Enter. Use an alternate domain
rcpt to: [email protected]and press Enter.
354 Send message content; end withor similar message.
X-Advertisement: spamand press Enter.
Subject: Spam Delivery Testand press Enter.
spam testand press Enter.
quitand press Enter.
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This example should be sent to your server and processed by your Symantec product as spam.
Another option is to send an email from another domain's address with a mail client. Symantec recommends using Thunderbird, as it allows easier access to header modificaiton.
This will add a "X-Advertisement" option at the top of new emails. Enter "spam" in that field and Thunderbird will deliver a message with a full header of