Symantec Messaging Gateway is ready to use upon installation, with a set of default policies, and a group of features that are enabled by default.
Upon installation Symantec Messaging Gateway includes only one policy group, the default group. A policy group is a group of users to which you an assign filtering policies. The default group cannot be deleted and always includes all users. However, you can create additional policy groups.
For each additional policy group you create, you can specify the group members, then assign different policies for spam and virus.
Depending on the results of filtering, including filtering at connection time and message scanning, Symantec Messaging Gateway assigns one or more verdicts to a message. You can choose the policies that apply for each verdict, per policy group.
Upon installation, one default policy for each spam or virus verdict is assigned by default to the default group. Other default policies for spam and virus are provided for your use and initially not assigned to any group. You can create additional policies of any type. Symantec Messaging Gateway provides no default content filtering policies. You can use predefined templates to create content filtering policies.