Creating message processing rules

23 May 2024

ID 88114

To create a message processing rule:

  1. In the main window of the application web interface, open the management console tree and select the Rules section.
  2. In the upper part of the workspace, click Create.

    A new message processing rule opens.

  3. In the left pane, select the General section.
  4. In the Rule name field, type the name of the new rule.

    The rule must have a unique name in the list of Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway rules.

  5. In the Description field, type the rule description.
  6. In the Mode settings group, select one of the following message processing options corresponding to criteria of the rule:
    • Use the settings of scan modules to use the settings of Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, and Anti-Phishing modules as well as Content Filtering settings.

      The left pane displays sections where you can configure modules used by the rule.

    • Reject without scanning to reject messages without scanning them with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, or Anti-Phishing modules, or applying Content Filtering settings.
    • Delete without notifying the sender to delete messages without scanning them with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, or Anti-Phishing modules, applying Content Filtering settings, or notifying the sender about non-delivery.
    • Skip without scanning to deliver messages without scanning them.
  7. If you want to modify the priority of the rule, in the Rule priority settings group, set the position of the rule in the rule table.

    By default, the rule is assigned the highest priority of all previously created rules.

  8. Under Sender, specify senders to which the rule must apply:
    • Email
    • IP
    • LDAP: DN

    To apply the rule, you must specify at least one sender.

  9. Under Recipient, specify recipients to which the rule must apply.
    • Email
    • LDAP: DN

    To apply the rule, you must specify at least one recipient.

  10. Click Save.

    If at least one list item under Sender and Recipient is specified in an unacceptable format, the rule cannot be saved. Fix all values highlighted with a red background and repeat the save operation.

The rule is created and added to the rule table in the Rules section.

For modified settings to be applied by Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway, the rule must be enabled. By default, the new rule is disabled and not used by the application.

See also

Message processing rule configuration scenario

Configuring Anti-Virus protection

Configuring link scanning

Configuring Anti-Spam protection

Configuring Anti-Phishing protection

Configuring Content Filtering

Mail Sender Authentication

Notification settings for message scan events

Adding a Warning about insecure message

Adding email disclaimers

Configuring KATA protection

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