DTAM158 - McAfee VirusScan On-Delivery Email Scanner must be configured to send a notification email to the IAO, IAM and/or ePO administrator when a threatening email message is detected.


Email has become one of the most frequently used methods of spreading malware, through embedded HTML code and attachments. User awareness and training, warning users to not open suspicious emails or email attachments and not clicking on hyperlinks, etc., from unknown or known senders, will not fully protect from email-borne malware. Mass mailing worms are similar to an email-borne virus but is self-contained rather than infecting an existing file. Protecting from email-borne viruses and mass mailing worms by scanning email upon delivery mitigates the risk of infection via email.


Access the local VirusScan console by clicking Start >> All Programs >> McAfee >> VirusScan Console.
Under the Task column, select the On-Delivery Email Scanner Option, right-click, and select Properties.

Under the Alerts tab, locate the 'Email alert:' label.
Click on Configure. Select the 'Send alert to mail user:' option. Enter the email recipient information for the notification email to be sent to the ISSO, ISSM,ePO administrator, or System Administrator.

Click OK to Save.

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References: 800-53|SI-3c.2., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-001243, Rule-ID|SV-243431r722632_rule, STIG-ID|DTAM158, STIG-Legacy|SV-55295, STIG-Legacy|V-42567, Vuln-ID|V-243431

Plugin: Windows

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