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Offline Artur80

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Whitelisted address and malware?
« on: January 20, 2017, 12:27:19 AM »
Hi guys

Exchange server or on Endpoint Protection - Mail shield module.

Just wondering if whitelisted email addresses are still being scanned for viruses, malware and dangerous attachments? It's quite easy to spoof an email address, then attach a zipped dotm with macro in it and hidden link to a crypto-virus. You already know what happens next.

So, do they still get scanned or not?

Thank you.
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Re: Whitelisted address and malware?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 12:31:22 AM »
As I understand it, white listing a address will mean mails from that address will not be blocked.
Ofcourse the data traffic is still be scanned as well as the attachments if you try to download/open them.

I can be wrong, but someone will correct me if I am ;)

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Re: Whitelisted address and malware?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 05:14:08 AM »
Forgive me for intruding, this thread got me curious :)

When you say "whitelisted email address", exactly what program, component, or setting are you talking about?  I can't seem to find any whitelist setting in Avast Mail Shield template that matches what you are discussing for endpoint protection. 

If you are talking about a whitelist on a Mail Client (ie endpoint), then it is likely you are talking about a junk/spam whitelist which determines an action on how to handle spam.  I am sure that would still be scanned by the Mail Shield.

Of course if you are talking about Premimum with Exchange Server mailbox protection, thats something I don't have so can't comment on that :)

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Re: Whitelisted address and malware?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 03:08:45 AM »
We're talking about Exchange module [Antispam] > Whitelist

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Re: Whitelisted address and malware?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 11:55:31 PM »
Whitelist applies to spam, not AV. Virus infected is still quarantine/blocked
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