During installation you set the initial configuration parameters that Symantec Messaging Gateway uses to operate. Symantec Messaging Gateway will continue to operate using the initial defaults as well as the specific choices you made during installation. However, most customers benefit from reviewing the initial configuration settings, enabling additional features, and modifying settings that were not a part of the installation process.
Follow the four-step process below to ensure that you are ready to take full advantage of the extensive capabilities of Symantec Messaging Gateway to meet the specific needs of your installation.
Table: Initial configuration tasks
After installing Symantec Messaging Gateway, test message flow.
Ensure that your appliance is filtering and delivering mail.
See the Symantec Messaging Gateway Installation Guide.
Configure optional communications and monitoring features.
Symantec Messaging Gateway provides a variety of powerful communications and monitoring features. You can control SMTP communications parameters and security. You ca n control end user access and communications between your Control Center and your Scanners. You can set up alerts, logs, and reports, as well as SNMP monitoring and UPS backup.
Configure optional email management and filtering features.
Symantec Messaging Gateway enables you to manage many aspects of email flow and filtering. These features can vastly increase antispam effectiveness, reduce infrastructure needs, and significantly enhance protection of your users and assets.