Configure spamBlocker to Quarantine Email

Some of the features described in this version of Fireware Help are only available to participants in the WatchGuard Beta program. If a feature described in this topic is not available in your version of Fireware, it is a beta-only feature.

The WatchGuard Quarantine Server provides a safe, full-featured quarantine mechanism for any email messages suspected or known to be spam or to contain viruses. This repository receives email messages from the SMTP-proxy and filtered by spamBlocker.

In Fireware v12.5.4 and higher or Fireware v12.1.4 to Fireware v12.1.x, the Firebox uses the HTTPS protocol to send requests to the spamBlocker server. If traffic from the Firebox must go through a perimeter firewall to reach the Internet, make sure the firewall does not block HTTPS traffic.

To configure spamBlocker to quarantine email:

  1. When you configure spamBlocker you must enable spamBlocker for the SMTP-proxy. The POP3 and IMAP-proxies do not support the Quarantine Server.
  2. When you set the actions spamBlocker applies for different categories of email, select the Quarantine action for at least one category.

You can also select the Quarantine action for email messages identified by Virus Outbreak Detection to contain viruses. For more information, see Configure Virus Outbreak Detection Actions.

Virus Outbreak Detection is supported in Fireware v12.1.3 and lower, and Fireware v12.2.x to Fireware v12.5.3.

See Also

About the Quarantine Server

About the SMTP-Proxy

Configure the SMTP-Proxy to Quarantine Email

About spamBlocker