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How ReleaseIT works

E-mail that violates content security policy is classified and detained using standard MIMEsweeper for SMTP functions.

It is always undesirable to allow the release of some classes of quarantined message (e.g. those containing a virus). But sometimes, it may be desirable to make inbound and/or outbound exceptions for other classes of potential content threat (e.g. those not conforming to policies governing: size, language, image content or attachment type). This is where ReleaseIT® is very useful.

An inform message is sent to an authorised respondent indicating why the message was detained. If this class of content threat can be released and the respondent is authorised to use ReleaseIT® for this class of content threat, then the inform message also contains information necessary to initiate release of the e-mail.
Release occurs in real-time with full logging and optional confirmation messages indicating successful release

Optionally, a password can be required to initiate the release of an e-mail. This protects against unauthorised and accidental releases

A copy of the released e-mail can be forwarded transparently to an auditor responsible for e-mail content security policy exception audit
The respondent can be the internal sender or recipient, or another authorised person identified from an LDAP, SQL or table lookup.