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Detection :: MailGuard: Outgoing emails
If viruses are detected by MailGuard, you will receive an alert if you have selected interactive mode or automatic mode as the action mode for virus detection with the Display Alert option (see the configuration section MailGuard::Scan::Action on detection). In interactive mode you can choose what to do with the email or attachment in the dialog box . There is no selection option for handling the detected virus in automatic mode with alert. The action that was automatically executed is displayed in the message.
The warning message shown below is displayed if a virus is detected in an outgoing email.
The dialog shown below is a message about the detection of a virus in interactive mode.
Sender of email and name of the currently detected virus or unwanted program
The email sender and the name of the detected virus or unwanted program is displayed in the middle window of the message.
Move mail to quarantine (do not send)
If this option is enabled, the email, together with all attachments is copied to Quarantine and is not sent. The email remains in the outbox of your email client. You receive an error message in your email program. All other emails sent from your email account will be scanned for malware.
Block sending of mails (do not send)
The email is not sent and remains in the outbox of your email client. You receive an error message in your email program. All other emails sent from your email account will be scanned for malware.
If this option is enabled, the infected email is sent despite detection of a virus or unwanted program.
Viruses and unwanted programs can penetrate the computer system of the email recipient in this way.
Buttons and links
Button / link
With this link - and with an active Internet connection - you can access an Internet page with further information on this virus or unwanted program.
This page of the online help is opened via this button or link.