Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Developing an Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus Site Policy

When developing a policy for preventing spam and relaying, strike a balance between providing safety from spam and providing a site where emails are delivered in a timely fashion. The best policy is therefore to initially provide a core set of measures that do not take up too much processing time but trap the majority of spam. You can then define this core set of measures after stress testing the final architecture. Start with the initial measures below. Once you have deployed your system, monitor trapped and non-trapped spam to fine tune the system and replace or add new functions if required.

Use the following set of measures as a starting point for your site’s anti-spam and anti-virus policy: