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Quick Start Guide for Administrators

Quick Start Guide for Administrators

Welcome
Thank you for choosing GFI MAX MailProtection™ (formerly Katharion™). As a leader in combating spam, GFI is committed to providing a highly effective solution to help you significantly reduce junk email. This document will guide you through the basic GFI MAX MailProtection set-up process quickly and easily.For more information on advanced settings and customization options, please contact your GFI MAX MailProtection account representative or authorized GFI MAX Mail Services Partner. Your Login Information Domain login [typically yourdomain.com-dom]: ________________________________ Domain password: _______________________________________________________ Please record your administrative login in thespace above.

Step 1: Adding mailboxes
In order to work properly, GFI MAX MailProtection needs to know all of the valid email addresses for your domain. The list of mailboxes (sometimes referred to as email accounts or users) within GFI MAX MailProtection can be maintained via several methods: 1. You can manually add or remove mailboxes in the control panel. See Part 1 below for a step-bystepdescription. 2. GFI MAX MailProtection can periodically connect to your mail server to automatically mirror the email addresses and aliases already established on your mail server. This is typically done via the LDAP protocol and requires a simple one-time process, after which all of the mailboxes will be maintained automatically without further intervention. Part 1: Add users

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Log intothe control panel at https://maxmail.gfi.com. You will find your administrative user name and password on the first page of this document. Click on the Management tab at the top of the screen. Select User Management on the Management Overview page.

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Click on the Add/Change User(s) link in the left-hand menu. You have theoption to upload a file containing a list of email addresses and passwords, or you can manually enter the information. You can also enter any aliases (also known as forwarding addresses) by following the format recommended on that page, or you can set up any aliases separately later (see Part 2 below). Once you have uploaded or entered your user information, click the Next button. You will now havethe chance to review the new user information. If you see any errors, simply go back to the previous page and make any necessary revisions.

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Part 2: Add aliases An alias is a secondary email address, such as info@yourcompany.com, that is forwarded to another email address used by the same person. All aliases should be entered into GFI MAX MailProtection so that they too can be filteredfor spam. An alias will inherit the spam handling rules and configuration of its primary account. Aliases can be configured when you create users for the domain as described above, or by following these directions:

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Click on the Management tab at the top of the screen. Select User Management on the Management Overview page. From the Manage Existing Users page, find the user to which youwish to add an alias address and select the icons within the Manage Aliases Column on the right.

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Type the full alias address into the text box and click Save Changes.

Step 2: Adjusting your spam handling settings
Now that your email addresses have been entered into the system, you can select from one of several spamhandling options. You can change the domain-wide setting by clicking on the Management tab, then clicking on Inbound Filtering.

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You have several options for handling spam messages detected by GFI MAX MailProtection: 1. The first option is for GFI MAX MailProtection to simply drop the message. Be advised that, with this option...
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