Specifying actions to be taken
5. After you have specified what the attachment rule should check for,
you can now specify what should be done if GFI MailSecurity finds
that type of attachment. You can choose from the following options:
Block attachment & perform action:
Enabling this will block the
attachment and allow you to either quarantine, delete or move the
This will quarantine the attachment for
review by an administrator. For more information on quarantining, see
the chapter on Quarantining.
This option will delete the attachment
Delete e mail:
(Gateway version only) This option will delete the
entire e mail.
Move attachment to folder:
This option will move the attachment to a
The following notification options are available
Notify user via mail:
This option allows you to notify the user via e
mail that the attachment was blocked.
Notify manager via mail:
This option allows you to notify the users
manager via e mail that the attachment was blocked. The manager of
a user is specified in Active Directory. If no manager is specified the
default manager is notified. The default manager can be configured
from the quarantine options node.
Note: This option is only available if you have Active Directory. If you
don't have Active Directory, the option is called Notify Administrator
via e mail . The administrator email address can be configured in the
quarantine options dialog.
Log occurrence of rule to this file
: Optionally you can log the fact
that a rule was `activated' to a log file of your choice.
Note: You can also choose not to block the attachment, but simply to
notify the user or to log the occurrence of it.
Applying the rule to users
6. After you have configured what to check for and what to do, you
can specify for which users GFI MailSecurity will apply this rule. By
default, GFI MailSecurity will apply the rule to all email. However, you
can choose to apply the rule to only a few users. This can be done
from the users tab.
Configuring Content & Attachment checking