Selecting spam and spim policies for a policy group

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Selecting spam and spim policies for a policy group

Spam and spim policies determine what to do with inbound and outbound email messages that contain spam or suspected spam and IM messages that contain spim or suspected spim.

Symantec Brightmail Gateway installs with preconfigured default email spam and IM spim policies which you apply to policy groups.

See Default email spam policies.

See Default IM spim policies.

Note:
You can also apply custom email and IM spam policies. You must first create these policies to make them available from the selection menus.

See Creating email spam policies.

See Creating IM spim policies.

To select spam or spim policies for a policy group

  1. In the Control Center, click Administration > Users > Policy Groups.

  2. On the Policy Groups page, click the policy group for which you want to select spam or spim policies.

  3. Click the Spam tab.

  4. Optionally, click View next to any policy to view the details of that policy.

  5. If desired, under Email, check Enable inbound email spam scanning for this policy group, and then select the desired policy from each of the following drop-down lists:

    • Inbound email antispam policy

    • Inbound email suspected spam policy

  6. If desired, under Email, check Enable outbound email spam scanning for this policy group, and then select the desired policy from each of the following drop-down lists:

    • Outbound email antispam policy

    • Outbound suspected email spam policy

  7. If desired, under Email, check Enable bounce attack prevention for this policy group, and then select the desired policy from Bounce attack prevention policy drop-down list.

    Symantec Brightmail Gateway provides a default policy: Failed Bounce Attack Validation: Reject message. You can also edit this policy or create a new policy, which must contain the condition, If a message fails bounce attack validation and actions to be taken should bounce address tag validation fail.

    See About defending against bounce attacks.

  8. If desired, under Instant Messaging, check Enable inbound instant messaging spim scanning for this policy group. You can view the following policy:

    • Inbound instant messaging spim policy

  9. If desired, under Instant Messaging, check Enable outbound instant messaging spim scanning for this policy group. You can view the following policy:

    • Outbound instant messaging spim policy

  10. Click Save.

    You cannot change spam policy details from the Edit Policy Group page.