About applying X-headers to messages for archiving

Article:HOWTO82443  |  Created: 2012-11-30  |  Updated: 2014-06-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO82443
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About applying X-headers to messages for archiving

Mail Security lets you apply X-headers to the email messages that contain content filtering rule violations or are spam or suspected spam. Symantec Enterprise Vault™ uses the X-headers to search for and retrieve the messages that are archived in the vault. Enterprise Vault is a data warehouse that provides secure, centralized archiving and retrieval of information.

Note:

X-headers can only be applied to SMTP transported email messages. X-headers cannot be applied to messages that are scanned in the message store.

Mail Security provides default X-headers that are commonly used by Enterprise Vault. You can modify the default X-headers, or you can create your own. You can apply up to 25 X-headers for a single violation.

When a message triggers one or more violations and the disposition for any of the violations is to delete the message, no X-headers are applied. For example, a message is identified as spam, and the disposition is to reject the message. No X-header is applied to the message.

Table: How X-headers are applied for multiple violations describes how Mail Security handles multiple content filtering violations based on where the violations occur within the message.

Table: How X-headers are applied for multiple violations

Scenario

Which X-headers are applied

Examples

Multiple violations in different parts of a message

Mail Security applies X-headers for each rule that is violated for each message part.

Message parts include:

  • Message body

  • Subject

  • Sender

  • Attachment name

  • Attachment content

A single message violates a content filtering rule for message body and a separate content filtering rule for subject. Mail Security applies the X-headers that you specify for the message body rule and the X-headers that you specify for the subject rule.

In this example, the message can have up to 50 X-headers applied to it. You can apply up to 25 X-headers for the message body violation and up to 25 X-headers for the subject violation.

Multiple violations for the same message part

When a message triggers multiple violations for the same message part, Mail Security applies only the X-headers that you specify for the first rule that is triggered.

A message triggers violations for two different attachment content rules. Mail Security only applies the X-headers for the first rule that was violated.

Note:

X-headers are applied to the message even when the disposition is to delete the attachment but not the message body.

See Processing spam messages

See About creating a content filtering rule


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