Configuring a Content Examination Bypass Policy

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An Content Examination Bypass Policy allows an Administrator to ensure that certain users, groups or domains are not subjected to a particular Content Examination Policy. This is because Content Examination policies typically scan the content of emails looking for words, phrases or regular expressions. Administrators want these to apply to all emails, including those from and to trusted addresses.


For example, an Administrator may have a Content Examination Policy set to scan all inbound emails for requests for a quote based on certain words like "quote", "discount" or "free". However if messages are coming from an existing customer, they may want to bypass this policy for all emails coming from


Typically a Content Examination Bypass Policy works by:

  • Having a Content Examination Definition that searches for something in all emails (e.g. a word or phrase).
  • Specifying the definition in the Content Examination Bypass Policy to bypass emails from certain users, groups or domains.

Adding these senders or recipients to Permitted Senders Policy does not allow this traffic to bypass Content Examination Policies.

What You'll Need


  • An Administrator Console logon with access to the Administration | Gateway | Policies menu item.
  • A previously configured Content Examination Definition.


Creating a Policy


To create a policy, follow the instructions in the Creating / Changing a Policy article, but using the following options:


Policy NarrativeProvide a description for the policy to allow you to easily identify it in the future.
Select Content Definition to Bypass

Use the Lookup button to select the Content Examination Definition.

Definition Required?