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Administration Guide

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FortiGuard-based filters

The FortiGate consults FortiGuard servers to help identify spammer IP address or emails, known phishing URLs, known spam URLs, known spam email checksums, and others.

FortiGuard servers have maintained databases that contain blocklists, which are fed from Fortinet sensors and labs distributed all over the world.

To configure the FortiGuard filters in the GUI:
  1. Go to Security Profiles > Email Filter and click Create New.
  2. Enable Enable spam detection and filtering.
  3. In the FortiGuard Spam Filtering Spam Filtering section, you can enable or disable the following filters:
    • IP Address Check
    • URL Check
    • Detect Phishing URLs in Email
    • Email Checksum Check
    • Spam Submission

  4. Click OK.
To configure the FortiGuard filters in the CLI:
config emailfilter profile
    edit "myEmailFilterProfile"
        set spam-filtering enable
        set options spamfsip spamfssubmit spamfschksum spamfsurl spamfsphish
    next
end

FortiGuard-based filters

The FortiGate consults FortiGuard servers to help identify spammer IP address or emails, known phishing URLs, known spam URLs, known spam email checksums, and others.

FortiGuard servers have maintained databases that contain blocklists, which are fed from Fortinet sensors and labs distributed all over the world.

To configure the FortiGuard filters in the GUI:
  1. Go to Security Profiles > Email Filter and click Create New.
  2. Enable Enable spam detection and filtering.
  3. In the FortiGuard Spam Filtering Spam Filtering section, you can enable or disable the following filters:
    • IP Address Check
    • URL Check
    • Detect Phishing URLs in Email
    • Email Checksum Check
    • Spam Submission

  4. Click OK.
To configure the FortiGuard filters in the CLI:
config emailfilter profile
    edit "myEmailFilterProfile"
        set spam-filtering enable
        set options spamfsip spamfssubmit spamfschksum spamfsurl spamfsphish
    next
end