Turn on e-mail scanning

This policy setting allows you to configure e-mail scanning. When e-mail scanning is enabled, the engine will parse the mailbox and mail files, according to their specific format, in order to analyze the mail bodies and attachments. Several e-mail formats are currently supported, for example: pst (Outlook), dbx, mbx, mime (Outlook Express), binhex (Mac).

If you enable this setting, e-mail scanning will be enabled.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, e-mail scanning will be disabled.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 or Windows RT

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scan
Value NameDisableEmailScanning
Enabled Value0
Disabled Value1


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