Establishing local quarantine thresholds


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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange




You can specify the thresholds for the local quarantine and how you want Mail Security to respond when a threshold is met.

See Specifying an action to take when a quarantine threshold is met

When you establish the quarantine thresholds for the local quarantine, you can specify the following limits:

Maximum number of items

The maximum number of messages or attachments that are stored in the quarantine

Maximum size of quarantine

The maximum file size (in megabytes or gigabytes) of the quarantine

Retain items in quarantine

The maximum number of days to retain a message or attachment in the quarantine

To establish local quarantine thresholds

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

  2. In the sidebar under Views, click Quarantine Settings.

  3. In the content area, under Quarantine Thresholds, check Maximum number of items, and then type the maximum number of messages or attachments to retain in the quarantine.

  4. To limit the maximum size of the quarantine, do the following:

    • Check Maximum size of quarantine.

      This item is checked by default.

    • Type the maximum size of the quarantine.

      The default value is 500.

    • Click the drop-down menu and select MB or GB.

      The default value is MB.

  5. Check Retain items in quarantine to limit how long an item is quarantined, and then type the number of days.