SEP 12.1 E-mail plugins descriptions and how they work
Last Updated June 21, 2017
Email plugins – The SEP client offers optional email scanning components for Exchange/Outlook, Domino/Notes, and Internet/SMTP/POP3. Scanning happens in real time and includes scanning inside archive files. If email plugins are not used, then malicious attachments can potentially appear in a users’ inbox, however Auto-Protect will scan any malicious attachments if there is an attempt to run or save the attachment to the drive. Note: Even though email plugins provide an additional layer of protection on the endpoint, Symantec Mail Security (for Gateways and Groupware servers) should be part of an overall protection strategy for malware scanning in email.
Microsoft Outlook Auto-Protect
Downloads incoming Microsoft Outlook email attachments and scans for viruses and security risks when the user reads the message and opens the attachment. Microsoft Outlook Auto-Protect supports Microsoft Outlook 98 through Outlook 2013, for the MAPI or Internet protocols. Microsoft Outlook Auto-Protect supports 32-bit and 64-bit systems. During installation, Symantec Endpoint Protection installs Microsoft Outlook Auto-Protect if you include it in the package and Microsoft Outlook is already installed on the computer. If a user downloads a large attachment over a slow connection, mail performance is affected. You may want to disable this feature for users who regularly receive large attachments. Note: You should not install Microsoft Outlook Auto-Protect on a Microsoft Exchange Server. Instead you should install Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange.
Lotus Notes Auto-Protect
Scans incoming Lotus Notes email attachments for viruses and security risks. Lotus Notes Auto-Protect supports Lotus Notes 7.x or later. During installation, Symantec Endpoint Protection installs Lotus Notes Auto-Protect if you include it in the package and Lotus Notes is already installed on the computer.
Internet Email Auto-Protect
Scans inbound Internet email body and email attachments for viruses and security risks; also performs outbound email heuristics scanning. By default, Internet Email Auto-Protect supports encrypted passwords and email over POP3 and SMTP connections. Internet Email Auto-Protect supports 32-bit or 64-bit systems. If you use POP3 or SMTP with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), then the client detects secure connections but does not scan encrypted messages. Note: For performance reasons, Internet Email Auto-Protect for POP3 is not supported on server operating systems. Email scanning does not support IMAP, AOL, or HTTP-based email such as Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail.
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