This feature is turned on by default that provides optimal protection to the mail inbox from malicious emails. We recommend that you always keep Email Protection turned on to ensure email protection.
Configuring Email Protection
To configure Email Protection, follow these steps:
- Open **Quick Heal Internet Security Essentials**.
- On the left pane, click **Protection** and then click **Email Protection**.
- On the Email Protection screen, turn **Email Protection** on.
By default, Email Protection is turned on.
Protection against malware coming through emails is activated.
- To set further protection rules for emails, click **Email Protection**.
- Select **Display alert message** if you want a message when a virus is detected in an email or attachment.
Note: The message on viruses includes the following information: Virus Name, Sender Email Address, Email Subject, Attachment Name, and Action Taken.
- Under **Select** **action to be performed when virus is found**, select **Repair** to get your emails or attachment repaired when a virus is found, or select **Delete** to delete the infected emails and attachments.
Note: If the attachment cannot be repaired then it is deleted.
- Select **Backup before taking action** if you want to have a backup of the emails before taking an action on them.
- Under **Attachment control settings**, select an option for blocking certain email types and attachments.
- To save your settings, click **Save** **Changes**.
Attachment Control Settings
|Block attachments with multiple extensions||Helps you block attachment in emails with multiple extensions. Worms commonly use multiple extensions which you can block using this feature.|
|Block emails crafted to exploit vulnerability||Helps you block emails whose sole purpose is to exploit vulnerabilities of mail clients.|
|Enable attachment control||Helps you block email attachments with specific extensions or all extensions. If you select this option, the following options are activated: Block all attachments: Helps you block all types of attachments in emails. Block user specified attachments: Helps you block email attachments with certain extensions. If you select this option, the Configure button is activated. For further settings, click Configure and set the following options: · Under User specified extensions, select the extensions that you want to retain so that the email attachments with such extensions are blocked and all the remaining extensions are deleted. · If certain extensions are not in the list that you want to block, type such extensions in the extension text box and then click Add to add them in the list. · Click OK to save changes.|
Configuring user specified attachments
To configure user specified attachments, follow these steps:
- On the Email Protection screen, select **Enable attachment control**.
- Select **Block user specified attachments**.
The Configure button is activated.
- Click **Configure**.
In the User specified extensions list, there are a number of extensions that are blocked by default. You can add more extensions, if required.
- To add an extension, type the extension in the text list and click **Add**.
- To remove an extension, select the extension and click **Delete**.
- To save your settings, click **OK**.