Actions

An action is assigned to each filter rule. As soon as an email matches the filter rule, the action is performed.

Note:

Different actions are available for incoming and outgoing emails.

The following actions are only available for incoming emails:

  • Tag as 'Clean'
  • Tag as 'Spam'
  • Tag as 'Threat'

The action Notify sender is only available for outgoing emails.

The following table describes all actions for filter rules in the Compliance Filter module. If you select an action that requires additional information in the Compliance Filter module, an additional field is displayed for the action. These fields are also described in the table.

Table 1. Actions for filter rules

Action

Description

Reject
Attention:

The email is rejected.

The sending email server is informed about the disconnection error with an error code and a text (554 5.6.9 customer rule based reject by Compliance Filter). The sending email server is in charge of notifying the sender.

Forward

The email is forwarded to one or more other email addresses.

If you select this action, the additional field Recipients appears. Enter all email addresses the email shall be forwarded to in this field. You can enter as many email addresses as needed in the field. Separate multiple email addresses with a semicolon.

Redirect

The email is redirected through another IP address or hostname.

If you select this action, the field IP or hostname appears. Enter the IP address or the hostname through which the email shall be redirected in this field. You can only enter one IP address or one hostname in the field.

Add BCC

One or more BCC recipients are automatically added to the email.

If you select this action, the field Recipients appears. Enter the email addresses to which blind copies of the email shall be sent in this field. You can enter as many email addresses as needed in the field. Separate multiple email addresses with a semicolon.

Notify sender

The sender of the email is automatically notified once the outgoing email has been accepted by the destination server.

Tag as 'Clean'

The incoming email is classified as Clean.

Tag as 'Spam'

The incoming email is classified as Spam.

Tag as 'Threat'

The incoming email is classified as Threat.