Rule wizard

You can define conditions and actions using the Rule wizard. Define condition(s) first, then action(s). Some conditions and actions differ for rules specific to Mail transport protection, Mailbox database protection and On-demand mailbox database scan. This is because each of these protection types use a little different approach when processing messages, especially Mail transport protection.

1.Click Add and a Rule condition window will appear where you can select condition type, operation and value.

2.From here you can add a Rule action.

3.Once conditions and actions are defined, type a Name for the rule (something that you'll recognize the rule by), this name will be displayed in the Rules list.

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Name is a mandatory field, if it is highlighted in red, type a rule name into the text box and click OK to create the rule. Red highlight does not disappear even though you've entered rule name, it disappears only after you've clicked OK.

4.If you want to prepare rules but plan to use them later, you can click the switch next to Active to deactivate the rule. To activate the rule, select the check box next to the rule you want to activate from the Rules list.


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You can define multiple conditions. If you do so, all of the conditions must be met for the rule to be applied. All conditions are connected using the logical operator AND. Even if most of the conditions are met and only a single one isn't, the condition evaluation result is considered not met and the rule's action cannot be taken.

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If you configure the action type Log to events for Mailbox database protection with the parameter %IPAddress%, the Event column in the Log files will be empty for this particular event. This is because there is no IP address on the Mailbox database protection level. Some options are not available on all protection levels:

%IPAddress% - ignored by On-demand mailbox database scan and Mailbox database protection

%Mailbox% - ignored by Mail transport protection

The following options apply to Attachment processing rules only:

%Attname% - ignored by Filtering rules and Result processing rules

%Attsize% - ignored by Filtering rules and Result processing rules