Content filtering action


Applies to: Forefront Security for Exchange Server

If you are defining a filter for the Realtime Scan Job, select the action for Forefront Security for Exchange Server to take upon detecting a match to your filter criteria (the Manual Scan Job has a fixed value of Skip: detect only).


You must set the action for each file filter you configure. The Action setting is not global.

For a Realtime Scan Job sender-domains or subject line filter, select the Skip or Purge action:

  • Skip: detect only   This setting records the number of messages that meet the filter criteria, but still permits messages to route normally. If, however, Delete Corrupted Compressed, Delete Corrupted Uuencode Files, or Delete Encrypted Compressed Files was selected in General Options, a match to any of those conditions will cause the item to be deleted.

  • Purge: eliminate message   This setting deletes the message from your mail system. When you select this option, a warning appears, informing you that if there is a filter match, the message will be purged and unrecoverable. Click Yes to continue.