Mail Scan Privileges and Other Settings

When clients have the mail scan privileges, the Mail Scan tab displays on the OfficeScan client console. The Mail Scan tab shows two mail scan programs - Outlook mail scan and POP3 mail scan.

The following table describes the Outlook mail scan and POP3 mail scan programs.

Table 1. Mail Scan Programs

Details

Outlook Mail Scan

POP3 Mail Scan

Purpose

Scans Microsoft Outlook email messages for viruses/malware

Scans POP3 email messages for viruses/malware

Prerequisites

Must be installed by users from the OfficeScan client console before they can use it

  • Must be enabled by administrators from the web console before users can use it

  • Action against viruses/malware configurable from the OfficeScan client console but not from the web console

Scan types supported

Manual Scan

Scanning only occurs when users click Scan Now from the Mail Scan tab on the OfficeScan client console.

Real-time Scan

Scanning is done as email messages are retrieved from the POP3 mail server.

Scan results

  • Information about detected security risks available after scanning is complete

  • Scan results not logged on the OfficeScan client console’s Logs screen

  • Scan results not sent to the server

  • Information about detected security risks available after scanning is complete

  • Scan results not logged on the OfficeScan client console’s Logs screen

  • Scan results not sent to the server

Other details

None

Shares the OfficeScan NT Proxy Service (TMProxy.exe) with the web reputation feature