About the key

23 May 2024

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A license key is a sequence of bits used to activate and use the application in accordance with the End User License Agreement. A license key is generated by Kaspersky.

You can add a key to the application in one of the following ways: apply a key file or enter an activation code.

The added license key is displayed in the application interface as a unique alphanumeric sequence.

Kaspersky can block a license key over violations of the End User License Agreement. If the license key has been blocked, you must add a different license key to continue using the application.

The following types of keys are used for Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway:

  • Fully-functional key. When this key is added, the application works in full-functionality mode. This means that it scans for spam, phishing, viruses and other types of malware, employs Link scanning, Content Filtering and Mail Sender Authentication, and scans messages using Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform.
  • Key for Anti-Virus protection. When this key is added, the application scans for viruses and other types of malware, employs Link scanning, Mail Sender Authentication and Content Filtering, and scans messages using Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform. With this key, the application does not scan for spam or phishing content. The status label assigned by the application to a message following scans by these modules contains information regarding limited functionality.

Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus databases are updated regardless of key type.

See also

Application licensing

About the End User License Agreement

About the license certificate

About the key file

About the activation code

About the subscription

About data provision

Modes of Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway operation under license

Adding an activation code

Adding a key file

Removing a key

Monitoring license key status

Configuring warnings about upcoming license key expiration

Purchasing a license

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