Enabling/Disabling scanning modules

From GFI MailEssentials you can enable or disable particular email scanning modules. This allows switching on and off scanning engines or filters in batch.


This feature enables or disables particular scanning engines only. Disabled engines do not process inbound, outbound and/or internal emails. All other features of GFI MailEssentials, such as the quarantine store, is still functional.

1. From the GFI MailEssentials Configuration, navigate to General Settings > Settings and select the General tab.

Scanning Manager

2. Enable or disable scanning modules:

Option Description
Enable Email Security

Enables/Disables the following scanning engines:

  • Virus Scanning Engines
  • Information Store Protection
  • Trojan & Executable Scanner
  • Email Exploit Engine
  • HTML Sanitizer
Enable Anti-Spam

Enables/Disables the following anti-spam filters:

  • SpamRazer
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Directory Harvesting
  • Email Blocklist
  • IP Blocklist
  • IP DNS Blocklist
  • URI DNS Blocklist
  • Sender Policy Framework
  • Anti-Spoofing
  • Greylist
  • Language Detection
  • Header Checking
  • Spam Keyword Checking
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Whitelist
  • New Senders
Enable Content Filtering

Enables/Disables the following content filtering engines:

  • Keyword Filtering
  • Attachment Filtering
  • Decompression Engine
  • Advanced Content Filtering

3. Click Apply.