About spamBlocker Proactive Patterns

Proactive Patterns are not supported in Fireware v12.5.4 and higher or Fireware v12.1.4 to Fireware v12.1.x.

The Proactive Patterns feature enables spamBlocker to identify and block new spam messages even before the recurrent pattern is added to the spamBlocker database. For example, each day new types of spam are introduced on the Internet. With Proactive Patterns enabled, spamBlocker blocks email messages that use the newly identified spam methods. When clear patterns are established for these new attacks, the pattern is added to the spamBlocker database.

Proactive Patterns is enabled by default. This feature requires large amounts of space while the local database on your Firebox is updated. If your device has limited memory or processor resources, you might want to disable this feature in the spamBlocker global settings.

To disable Proactive Patterns, in Policy Manager:

  1. Select Subscription Services > spamBlocker > Configure.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Clear the Proactive Patterns check box.
  4. Save the configuration to the Firebox.

To disable Proactive Patterns, in Fireware Web UI:

  1. Select Subscription Services > spamBlocker.
  2. Click Configure.
  3. Select the Settings tab.
  4. Clear the Proactive Patterns check box.
  5. Click Save.

See Also

Configure Global spamBlocker Settings