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Configuring your proxy server to download spam definition updates


Article ID: 181255


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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange




Mail Security checks for updates to antispam filters every minute and receives new rule sets every 10 - 15 minutes. You can configure your proxy server to permit updates.

To configure your proxy server to download spam definition updates

  1. On the Start menu, click Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt to open command prompt window.

  2. At the command prompt, change directories to the Mail Security installation directory.

    The default directory is: \Program Files (x86)\Symantec\SMSMSE\7.5\Server

  3. Type the following:

    register -c SpamPrevention\bmiconfig.xml -l SpamPrevention\SPAlicense.slf -p <proxyserver:proxyport>

    where <proxyserver:proxyport> is the IP address of your proxy server and the port.

    Symantec Premium AntiSpam licenses are placed in the SpamPrevention folder.

  4. On the Start menu, click Run.

  5. In the Run dialog box, type the following:


  6. Click OK.

  7. In the Registry Editor window, in the left pane, browse and locate the following folder:


  8. Do one of the following:

    If the file SPARunRegister does not exist

    In the right pane, right-click on any blank space, and select New > DWORD Value. In the name box, type:


    If the file SPARunRegister exists

    In the right pane, right-click on the file, and select Modify. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, in the Value data box, change the value to 0, and then click OK.

  9. Save the file and close the Registry Editor window.