3.9.1 AppRiver integration

Overview

  1. Configure the hosted email server to accept email from MetaDefender Email Gateway Security server.

  2. Configure MetaDefender Email Gateway Security to relay out to hosted email server.

  3. Update MX record to point to MetaDefender Email Gateway Security server.

Detailed Steps

Steps

Why and How To Verify

Details

Disable SPF rules (soft/hard)

WHY: This is to allow email to come from MD email

How to verify: send email from the server where MD email will be setup and confirm email reach to AppRiver

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Add custom header for quarantine (X-MetaDefender-To-Quarantine)

WHY: To quarantine email on AppRiver instead of on MetaDefender.

HOW TO VERIFY: send custom email with this header and confirm email is quarantined even though email is clean.

Be sure rule is set to if Header "contains" and not "equals"

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Install MetaDefender Email Gateway Security and configure

HOW TO VERIFY: Use telnet and send email to MetaDefender Email Gateway Security (on SMTP port 10025) and confirm email history on Web Management Console

1 Quick start with MetaDefender Email Gateway Security

Remember to configure relays to match your original MX record. For details see 4.2 Security rules .

Configure MetaDefender Email Gateway Security to listen on port 25

WHY: By default SMTP traffic use port 25 and when we redirect MX record we must use port 25 (not 10025)

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Restart MetaDefender Email Gateway Security service

WHY: To apply SMTP port changes in the previous step

HOW TO VERIFY: Use telnet and send email to MetaDefender Email Gateway Security (on SMTP port 25) and confirm email arriving in AppRiver hosted mailbox.

Restart the 'OPSWAT MetaDefender Email Gateway Security' service.

net stop mdemailsecurity net start mdemailsecurity

Redirect your MX record to MetaDefender Email Gateway Security

WHY: To ensure emails pass through MetaDefender Email Gateway Security before reaching AppRiver

HOW TO VERIFY: Using your regular mail client send email to an AppRiver hosted mailbox and confirm delivery

Refer to your Internet domain registrar for details how to change MX record to point to MetaDefender Email Gateway Security IP address.

Configure relays to match your original MX record; for details see 4.2 Security rules

Make sure that your MX record changes have propagated before verifying this step.