This article describes which McAfee settings can be migrated to Email Security.

Accounts with McAfee Basic plan were migrated to Advanced Email Security. Read the Knowledge Base article for more information: Advanced Email Security For Exchange.

If Advanced Email Security service is not installed on your account, you will be automatically moved to an upgraded version of the spam filter later. Read the Knowledge Base article for more information: Email Security for Exchange.

If you are migrating from McAfee Advanced Plan the following McAfee settings will be migrated:

  • Policies names and priorities.
  • Spam filtering options including User Quarantine.
  • Company-wide Allow and Deny lists.
  • Individual user Allow and Deny lists.
  • ClickProtect Allow lists.
  • Dangerous attachments settings (actions to take and classification filters).

The following McAfee settings will not be migrated:

  • Policy membership will not be fully migrated. Each user will be placed into the corresponding Advanced Email Security policy that has the highest McAfee priority. Users may need to be manually assigned to different policies after migration if required.
  • Policy descriptions will not be migrated.
  • Recipient Shield settings will not be migrated.
  • File size limits for attachments will not be migrated.
  • Spam flood prevention cannot be disabled, it is always enabled in Advanced Email Security.
  • Content Groups will not be migrated. Scanning emails for keywords is not currently available.
  • Filename policies for file attachments will not be migrated.
  • SPF settings will not be migrated: full email authentication support for SPF, DKIM, TLS and DMARC is currently not supported.

 See more details on the settings that can be migrated to Advanced Email Security in the table below.

McAfee Email Security

Policies names and priorities. 
Note: policy description and direction will not be transferred.

Note: members assigned to different policies after migration will be assigned to only one policy with the highest priority.

Account Owner or Account Contact (with Technical Administrator role with access to Advanced Email Security) will be set as an owner of the policy by default.


For more information r
ead this Knowledge Base article on Advanced Email Security: Policy Management.

Spam filtering settings for:

  • Probably Spam
    (medium likelihood)
  • Certainly Spam
    (high likelihood)
  • Graymail

Spam tab:

  • Probable Spam
  • Certain Spam
  • Marketing Mail

      Actions against spam:

  • Tag subject
  • Quarantine
  • Deny delivery
  • Do nothing

Note: real-time block lists (RBLs) setting cannot be disabled in Advanced Email Security.  Blocking unrecognized bounce messages ("backscatter") and spam flood prevention are not supported.
Note: Content Groups and Spam Reporting features are not supported.

      Respectively:

  • Tag subject
  • User Quarantine
  • Deny delivery
  • Deliver to Inbox

For more information read this Knowledge Base article on Email Security: Spam Management.

ClickProtect:

  • enable/disable
  • Allow list (URL, domains, IP addresses)

Note: reputation and scan time actions settings will not be migrated. Reputation and click time actions settings will not be manageable.
Note: Advanced Anti-malware Scan feature will not be manageable.
Note: warnings cannot be customized.

LinkSafeā„¢ tab:

  • enable/disable
  • URL safe list (URL, domains, IP addresses)

For more information read this Knowledge Base article on Advanced Email Security: LinkSafeā„¢.

 Attachments:

  • Action to take against Disallowed attachments:
    Do nothing
    Deny delivery
    Strip the attachment
    Quarantine the message

Note: size limitations for allowed attachments are not supported.
Note: filename and additional policies are not supported.

  • Notifications to the recipient

Note: notifications to the sender and notifications to the recipient about quarantining email or denying delivery are not supported.




Attachments tab:

  • Action to take against Disallowed attachments:
    Treat as Non-dangerous (ignore Disallowed attachment settings)
    Deny delivery
    Strip the attachment
    Strip the attachment




  • If attachment is stripped recipient will receive an email with .doc attachment with notification about applied action

For more information read this Knowledge Base article on Email Security: Attachment Management.

 

Company Allow/Deny Lists

Note: Recipient Shield settings will not be migrated.

Company Safe Senders/Blocked Senders

For more information read this Knowledge Base article on Email Security: Spam Management.

Personal Allow/Deny Lists

Personal Safe Senders/Blocked Senders in Exchange

Personal Safe Senders/Blocked Senders lists can be managed in the Junk Email options in Outlook or OWA.

Quarantine

User Quarantine

User Quarantine option should be selected. For more information read this Knowledge Base article on Email Security: Message Routing

Note: Message Audit is not yet supported in Email Security.