Migrating lists from Email Content Control to Email Data Protection
The Email Data Protection service is an enhanced version of Email Content Control. It offers greater flexibility in the way that conditions can be combined. It also offers standard policy templates that address specific regulatory requirements.
If you are an existing Email Content Control customer, we will contact you to arrange for you to migrate to Email Data Protection. Your existing rules will be copied over to Email Data Protection. The conversion of Email Content Control rules to Email Data Protection means the following with regard to lists and list management.
In Email Content Control, there are keyword lists and templates. The templates are regular expressions. The Content Control regular expression templates are converted to lists in Email Data Protection. In Email Data Protection, the Content Control regular expression templates are converted to regular expressions. All the regular expressions that you can use in Email Content Control are also available in Email Data Protection.
In the Email Content Control service, you can choose a template that includes multiple regular expressions and then select one or more regular expressions to include in the rule.
In Email Data Protection each list contains one regular expression. To create a combination of regular expression lists, create a list group that contains the regular expression lists that you require. You can then use the list group in your policies.
If you have Email Content Control rules that are based on multiple regular expressions and you move to Email Data Protection, each regular expression appears as a separate managed list in the Lists page.
The following table is a summary of the terminology that relates to lists in Email Content Control, with the equivalent terms in Email Data Protection.
Table: Comparison of list terminology in Email Content Control and Email Data Protection
Email Content Control
Email Data Protection
In Email Content Control, you create ordinary lists of various types, such as domains, MIME types and so.on. You can use ordinary lists in your Content Control rules, or you can create a custom list based on an ordinary list.
In Email Data Protection, you create custom lists of various types, such as domains, MIME types and so on. You use custom lists in your policies.
In Email Content Control, you create a superlist to combine multiple lists of the same type.
In Email Data Protection, you can combine multiple custom lists of the same type into a list group.
In Email Content Control, an email template contains one or more regular expressions that are used to detect specific patterns in an email's content. In Email Data Protection each regular expression in an email template is converted to a managed list, with a content type of regular expression.
You can use managed lists in your policies, or you can copy a managed list and modify it to meet your requirements. The managed list then becomes a custom list.
In Email Content Control the list type of a list can be MIME, file name, domain name, email content, or URL. In Email Data Protection this is known as the Content Type.
In Email Data Protection, the type of a list is the content type - MIME type, domain, keyword, and so on.
In Email Content Control, when you create a list of words or phrases, you create a list with a list type of Email Content.
In Email Data Protection, to create a list of words and phrases to use in a policy, you create a list with a content type of Keywords.
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