About report output formats

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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

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The format options that are available for a Summary report are HTML and PDF. You can configure Mail Security to send copies of the report to the people that you specify. The recipients' email client must support and permit HTML-based or PDF-based attachments.

If you use Outlook Express and you intend to use the HTML format, you need to modify the following settings in Outlook Express:

  • On the Security tab, deselect the option "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus."

  • On the Read tab, deselect the option "Read all messages in plain text."

When you generate a Detailed report, Mail Security can save the report in HTML format, PDF format, or comma-separated value (.csv) format.

Generating a report in .csv format lets you do the following:

  • You can view or print the complete report data in an application, such as Microsoft Excel.

    If you have Microsoft Excel on your computer, a .csv file opens automatically as an Excel spreadsheet.

  • You can import the data into a third-party reporting application to generate custom charts and reports.

    See Accessing a report