Creating a protection scope

Protection scope is understood as the type of messages to be scanned. By default, Kaspersky Internet Security scans both incoming and outgoing emails.

If you have selected scan only incoming messages, you are advised to scan outgoing email when you first begin using Kaspersky Internet Security since it is likely that there are worms on your computer which will distribute themselves via email. This will avoid unpleasant situations caused by unmonitored mass emailing of infected emails from your computer.

The protection scope also includes the settings used to integrate the Mail Anti-Virus component into the system, and the protocols to be scanned. By default, the Mail Anti-Virus component is integrated into the Microsoft Office Outlook and The Bat! email client applications.

To disable scans of outgoing emails:

  1. Open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Protection Center section, select the Mail Anti-Virus component.
  3. Click the Settings button in the right part of the window.
  4. Use the General tab of the displayed window to select in the Protection scope section the option Incoming messages only.

To select the protocols to scan and the settings to integrate Mail Anti-Virus into the system:

  1. Open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Protection Center section, select the Mail Anti-Virus component.
  3. Click the Settings button in the right part of the window.
  4. In the window that opens, on the Additional tab, in the Connectivity section select the required settings.

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