Default email spam policies

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Default email spam policies

Symantec Brightmail Gateway installs with three default email spam policies. These policies are automatically enabled and assigned to the default group. However, if you create a custom email spam policy and apply it to the default group, that policy overrides the default policy.

See Setting policy group precedence.

See Selecting spam and spim policies for a policy group.

Table: Preconfigured spam policies

Policy name

Applies to the following messages

If the following condition is met

Actions

Applies to the following policy group

Default status

Spam: Modify subject line with "[Spam]" (default)

Inbound and outbound

If a message is spam

Prepends the subject line with "[Spam]"

Default group

Enabled by default

Suspected Spam: Modify subject line with "[Suspected Spam]" (default)

Inbound and outbound

If a message is suspected spam

Prepends the subject line with "[Suspected Spam]"

Default group

Enabled by default

Spam or Suspected Spam: Delete message

Inbound and outbound

If a message is spam or suspected spam

Delete message

None

Enabled by default

Spam or Suspected Spam: Quarantine message

Inbound and outbound

If a message is spam or suspected spam

Hold message in Spam Quarantine

None

Enabled by default

Spam or Suspected Spam: Deliver to Spam folder

Inbound and outbound

If a message is spam or suspected spam

Deliver the message to the recipient's spam folder

None

Enabled by default

Spam or Suspected Spam: Deliver normally

Inbound and outbound

If a message is spam or suspected spam

Deliver message normally

None

Enabled by default

Failed Bounce Attack Validation: Reject message

Inbound only

If a message fails bounce attack validation

Reject messages failing bounce attack validation

Default group

Enabled by default


See Creating email spam policies.

See Enabling and disabling spam policies.