Configuring Policies

The virus policy, spam policy and content filtering policy screens all show a list of the currently defined policy rules and their status. From each screen, you can add a new rule and edit, copy, or delete existing rules.

The policy screens under Inbound Protection and Outbound Protection are technically separate and can be managed independently.

The rules are displayed in a table, sorted by the order in which the rules were modified by default.

Table 1. Policy Terminology




: A rule is enabled.

: A rule is disabled.

: A rule is locked.


If a new domain does not pass the domain owner verification, the default virus and spam rules for the domain will be locked and cannot be changed.


Name of the rule.


Action taken if the rule's criteria are met.


Timestamp when the rule was last modified.

Last Used

Timestamp of when the rule was last used. If the rule has not yet been triggered, the value in this column will be "Never".

Each column's heading can be clicked to sort the list. For example, to re-sort the list alphabetically by Action, click the Action column heading.