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Activate spamBlocker

You use a wizard to enable the spamBlocker feature in the SMTP proxy, the POP3 proxy, or both. You can also use this wizard to add a new SMTP proxy or POP3 proxy to your Firebox configuration.

  1. Make sure you have met all requirements for spamBlocker, as described in spamBlocker Requirements.
  2. Import the feature key for spamBlocker to the Firebox, as described in Manually Add or Remove a Feature Key.
  3. From WatchGuard System Manager, select the Firebox that you want to use spamBlocker.
  4. Click .
    Or, select Tools > Policy Manager.
    Policy Manager appears for the device you selected.
  5. Select Subscription Services > spamBlocker > Activate.
    The Activate spamBlocker wizard starts.

Screen shot of the Activate spamBlocker Wizard Welcome screen

  1. Click through the wizard and add the information it asks for. The wizard has either one or two screens depending on whether you have already defined POP3 or SMTP policies on your Firebox.

Apply spamBlocker Settings to Your Policies

This screen appears if you already have one or more SMTP or POP3 proxy policies defined on your Firebox. From the list, select the proxy policies for which you want to enable spamBlocker. The Select check box is dimmed for any policies that already have spamBlocker enabled.

Create New Proxy Policies

This screen appears if your Firebox does not yet have proxy policies created for either SMTP or POP3, or if your Firebox has either SMTP or POP3 but not both. The wizard can create one or both of these policies for you. For either policy, you must have at least one external interface with a static IP address.

  • To create a POP3 policy, select the POP3 check box.
  • To create an SMTP policy, select the Incoming SMTP check box. Type the email server IP address.
  • The SMTP policy created by this wizard contains “Any-External” in the From list and a static NAT entry in the To list. The static NAT entry uses the first static external IP address configured on the Firebox. It enables static NAT for the email server IP address you enter in the wizard. If this default static NAT SMTP policy is not the best choice for your organization, you can use Policy Manager to create an SMTP policy before you use the wizard.
    For information on how to add a policy to Policy Manager, see Add a Policy from the List of Policy Templates.

After the wizard is finished, you can click the check box at the bottom of the screen to begin to configure spamBlocker, as described in Configure spamBlocker.

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