Allows you to start or stop one or more services by checking the box next to the service name under Scanner Services and clicking Start or Stop.
Stopping the MTA service will stop the inbound, outbound, and delivery listeners. To stop one or more listeners separately or in sequence, stop the corresponding message queues on the Status > SMTP > Message Queues page.
If you use SMTP authentication, Symantec Messaging Gateway employs an additional listener for authentication. This listener is controlled by the outbound listener controls. If you stop the outbound listener, the authentication listener also stops.
If you stop the Brightmail Engine or the MTA on a host configured to receive alerts, and wish to continue receiving alerts, specify an operating MTA IP address under SMTP Host on the Administration > Settings > Control Center page.
Lists the Scanner services available to the selected host. These are:
Directory Data Service
Check the name of the service you want to start or stop for this host. Check Scanner Services to select all the services.
Indicates whether a particular service is either Running (in black) or Stopped (in red). If the service crashed in the last 24 hours, a red underline appears beneath the status. Hover your mouse over the red underline to view the number of crashes that occurred in the last 24 hours.
Use the radio buttons to determine how the host handles messages. Choices are:
Accept and deliver messages normally - Processes messages in accordance with defined policies.
Pause message scanning and delivery - Accepts inbound and outbound messages; holds messages in queues for future scanning and delivery. This option can be useful if you want to pause incoming messages while waiting for new virus definitions.
Do not accept incoming messages - Rejects incoming messages; scanning and delivery of messages in message queues continues. This option is useful when you need to drain queues in order to remove a host from use. When a message is rejected, the SMTP server is sent a service not available (450) error message. Once this option is selected, all previously received messages are processed, but no new messages are accepted.