How do I configure Virus Protection with Content Filtering in WorkgroupMail v7?

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This applies to the WorkgroupMail v7 Enterprise Edition and the WorkgroupMail v7 Professional Edition where these two plug-ins are registered (such as the default configuration when evaluating the Professional Edition). Click View | Summary in the Administrator program to check this. In the case where both plug-ins are registered the two functions are merged into the Content Filtering for added flexibility and the Virus Protection plug-in is not listed separately. This allows a wide choice of responses to be made when a virus infected message has been received and detected.

Detail

Edit the properties for the Content Filtering (by double clicking it) and select the Anti-Virus Engine tab. In the product selector box make the necessary selection for your anti-virus product. Check that you have rules configured to take the necessary action when a virus is detected.

The basic (default) rules are as follows

Quarantine incoming messages that contain a virus
Check messages when they arrive. If message contains viruses and message not sent from MailScan quarantine message to Default Quarantine and inform intended recipients with Virus Infected: <Subject> and stop processing message

Message subject: Virus Infected: <Subject>
Message body A message “<Subject>”, sent from <Sender>, intended for you, was found to be infected with a virus.
This message has been quarantined and will not be delivered to you. For more information, please contact
your system administrator.

Quarantine outgoing messages that contain a virus
Check messages before sending. If message contains viruses and message not sent from MailScan quarantine message to Default Quarantine and send Your message “<Subject>” contained a virus to sender

Message Subject: Your message “<Subject>” contained a virus
Message body The message “<Subject>”, sent by you on contained a virus. The message has been quarantined and will not be sent to the intended recipient. For more information, please contact your mail administrator.


To configure your specific anti virus product to work with WorkgroupMail, please refer to the relevant FAQ on this website.

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