Configuring the manual scan parameters

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Article ID: 181262

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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

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Before you run a manual scan, configure the parameters for the scan. After you deploy your changes, the parameters remain the same until you change them.

Mail Security lets you specify the following parameters for a manual scan:

Scan Options

You can choose from the following basic scanning options:

  • Stop scanning after ___ minutes. Next scan will restart where it stopped

    Select this option if you want to specify a duration for the scan. Type the number of minutes you want the scan to run in the box next to the option.

  • Only scan items modified since last rescan

    Select this option to scan only the items that have been modified since the last scan. Scanning only items that have been modified decreases overall scanning time.

  • Scan message bodies (Applies to AV only)

    Select this option to scan only the message bodies. Scanning message bodies increases the overall scanning time.

Scan location

You can specify the mailboxes and public folders that you want included or excluded from the scan.

This option is only available if you are in a server view.

Content filtering rules

You can enable or disable content filtering scanning. If content filtering is enabled, enable the rules that you want to apply to the scan.

Content filtering is enabled by default.

To configure basic scanning options

  1. In the console on the primary navigation bar, click Scans.

  2. In the sidebar under Views, click Manual Scan.

  3. Under Tasks, click Edit manual scan.

  4. In the Manual scan wizard, under Scan Options, check one or more of the following:

    • Stop scanning after __ minutes

      If you select this option, type the number of minutes you want the scan to run.

      The default value is 120.

    • Only scan items modified since last scan

    • Scan message bodies (applies to AV only)

  5. Under Choose messages to scan, select one of the following options:

    Scan all messages in the store

    This is the default setting.

    Scan all messages from the past number of days

    Scans all messages from the past number of days.

    Type the number of days in the box to the right.

    Scan all messages from the past number of hours

    Scans all messages from the past number of hours.

    Type the number of hours in the box to the right.

    Scan all messages from the start date

    If you select this option, do the following:

    • Use the drop-down menu to specify the start date.

    • Select one of the following options:

      • To the date of the scan

        Performs the scan as of the start date that you specify to the current date

      • To the following date

        Performs the scan as of the start date that you specify to the date that you specify in the drop-down list

  6. Click Next.

To configure the scan location

  1. Under Scan Location, to specify mailboxes to scan, select one of the following:

    All mailboxes

    Scans all mailboxes.

    This option is enabled by default.

    Exclude mailboxes

    Scans no mailboxes.

    Specific mailboxes

    Scans only the mailboxes that you specify in the list box.

    This option is available in the single-server view only.

  2. To specify public folders to scan, select one of the following:

    All public folders

    Scans all public folders.

    This option is enabled by default.

    Exclude public folders

    Scans no public folders.

    Specific public folders

    Scans only the public folders that you specify in the list box.

    This option is available in the single-server view only.

  3. Click Next.

To disable content filtering scanning

  1. Uncheck Enable content filtering.

    This option is enabled by default.

  2. Click Finish.

  3. On the toolbar, click Deploy changes to apply your changes.

    See Deploying settings and changes to a server or group

To enable content filtering scanning

  1. Check Enable content filtering.

    This option is enabled by default.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • To add a new content filtering rule, on the toolbar, click Add new.

    • To modify an existing content filtering rule, on the toolbar, click Edit rule.

    • To delete an existing content filtering rule, click Delete rule.

      See About creating a content filtering rule

  3. Click the box under the Enable column and select Enable to enable the rules that you want to apply to the scan.

  4. Click Finish.

  5. On the toolbar, click Deploy changes to apply your changes.

    See Deploying settings and changes to a server or group