Sophos Email Appliance: default settings

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This article lists the factory configuration settings for the Sophos Email Appliance.

Note: The initial Anti-Spam settings vary, depending on the deployment mode you select in the setup wizard.

To access the configuration pages, select Configuration on the navigation sidebar, and select from the links on the left of the page.

Accounts: User Preferences
Policy: Anti-Virus
Policy: Anti-Spam
Policy: Data Control
Policy: Additional Policy
Policy: Allow/Block Lists
Policy: Filtering Options
Policy: Encryption
Policy: SMTP Authentication
Policy: SMTP Options
System: Updates
System: Alerts & Monitoring
System: Backup
System: Clustering
System: Configuration Sync
Routing: Mail Delivery Servers
Routing:Outbound Mail Proxy
Network: Hostname and Proxy

Configuration pages that are not listed here have all fields unselected by default.

Accounts: User Preferences

Enable web quarantine access On
     Authentication
     Directory Services Off
     Edit list (Define users) On
     Options
     Enable allow/block lists
On
     Enable wildcard usage in allow/block lists
On
     Allow users to opt-out of spam checking On
     Default user interface language English
Enable email quarantine summary Off
     Schedule
     Twice daily at 9 AM and 3 PM On
     Once daily at Off
     Once a week at Off
     Banner options
     Add header Off
     Banner format
Plain Text
     Add footer Off

Policy: Anti-Virus

Inbound

Description To Except Take Action Copy Add Banner
Viruses All None Discard None No
Unscannable Attachments All None Continue Processing None Yes
Encrypted Attachments All None Continue Processing None Yes
Suspect Attachments All None Quarantine, drop file(s) and continue
None Yes

Outbound

Description
To Except Take Action Notify
Viruses All None Quarantine None
Unscannable Attachments All None Continue Processing None
Encrypted Attachments All None Continue Processing
None
Suspect Attachments All None Discard None

Policy: Anti-Spam

Inbound

Description
To Except Take Action
High Spam All None Discard
Medium Spam All None Quarantine

Outbound

Description
To Except Take Action
High Spam All None Quarantine
Medium Spam All None Quarantine

Policy: Data Control

Inbound

There are no default settings for inbound data.

Outbound

Description
To Except Take Action
Monitor messages with financial info
All None Continue Processing
Monitor messages with personal info
All None Continue Processing
Monitor messages with confidential info
All None Continue Processing

Policy: Additional Policy

There are no default inbound or outbound additional policy rules.

Policy: Allow/Block Lists

List Type
Mail From Take Action
Allow List
Allowed hosts/senders Deliver
Block List
Blocked hosts/senders Discard

Policy: Filtering Options

Sender Genotype Service

Enable connection-level blocking of mail from known bad senders (Recommended) On
Enable policy-level blocking of mail from known bad senders Off
Disable blocking of mail from known bad senders Off
Enable proactive IP connection control for blocking suspicious hosts
On
Action for policy-level blocked messages
Discard

Policy: Encryption

Enable Email Encryption (TLS) Off
     Advanced encryption policy
     Sub-domains Yes
     Incoming Attempt Encryption
     Outgoing Attempt Encryption

Policy: SMTP Authentication

Enable SMTP Authentication Off
     Authentication
     Status Disabled
     TLS Encryption

     Status Disabled
     Enforce TLS
Off
     Ports 587

Policy: SMTP Options

General
Method of recipient validation
Via downstream look-ahead
Set the global size limit to reject messages larger than
10 MB
MTA banner string
%%HOSTNAME%% ESMTP Sophos Email Appliance %%Version%%
MTA HELO string
%%HOSTNAME%%
Perimeter Protection

Block mail from non-existant domains
On
Denial of service & directory harvest protection
On
Advanced
See graphical user interface for default settings

System: Updates

Software engine update schedule

Critical updates
Automatically between 12 AM and 1 AM on any day
Non-critical updates
Automatically between 12 AM and 1 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

System: Alerts & Monitoring

Email
Configured in setup wizard
Support
Configured in setup wizard
SNMP

Enable SNMP Monitoring
Off
Enable SNMP Notifications/Traps
Off
Syslog

Enable Syslog
Off
     Protocol
UDP
     Administrator audit log
Enabled

System: Backup

System configuration data
Off Daily at midnight
Quarantined messages Off On expiry
System logs Off On expiry

System: Clustering

Join this appliance to a Sophos Email Appliance cluster Off

System: Configuration Sync

Enable configuration synchronization
Off

Routing: Mail Delivery Servers

Port 25
DNS Type A

Routing: Outbound Mail Proxy

Use outbound mail proxy
Off
     Server settings

     Port 25
     DNS Type
A
     Enforce TLS
Off
     Authentication
     Authenticate using the following credentials
Off

Network: Hostname and Proxy

Proxy server configuration

Connect to the internet directly Off
Connect through a proxy server On

 
If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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