Processing Order

Incoming mail addressed to a valid local address is processed in the following order.

Alias. IMail Server checks to see if the address matches an alias in the destination domain. For this purpose, an alias is considered to be any one of the following: standard alias, group alias, program alias, pager alias, beeper alias, fax alias, or a list-server mailing list name.

User ID. IMail Server determines if the user ID is valid for the destination domain. If invalid, the mail is returned to the sender. If valid, the IMail Anti-Virus checks for infected messages as described in the next step. If you do not have IMail Anti-Virus installed, then the processing rules for list server mailing lists are checked.

IMail Anti-Virus. If you have IMail Anti-Virus installed, it checks the message for infected files or code. If infected, the mail is either repaired, bounced, redirected, or deleted, according to the settings on the Anti Virus tab. If the file is not infected, or is repaired, the processing rules for a list server mailing list  are checked as described in the next step.

processing Rules for a list-server mailing list. If the message matches the rule criteria for a list, processing follows according to the rule. If not, then the message is sent to the list server. If the message is not addressed to a list, Forwarding is checked.

Forwarding. IMail Server determines whether an address is present in the Forward box on the General tab for this account. If so, IMail Server forwards the mail. If not, the mail is delivered to the user ID according to the established processing rules as described below.

processing rules for the mail host. IMail Server determines if the message matches a rule for the mail host. If so, then processing follows according to that rule. If not, then rules for the user ID are checked as described in the next step.

processing rules for the user ID.  IMail Server determines if the message matches rule criteria for the user ID. If the message matches rule criteria for a user ID, then processing follows according to the rule. If not, then the Info Manager is checked as described below.

Info Manager. IMail Server determines whether the user ID has the Info Manager enabled. If so, the message is delivered to the location specified in the Info Manager. If not, the vacation setting is checked as described below.

Vacation. IMail Server determines whether the user ID has a vacation message enabled. If so, the vacation message is sent. If not, the message is delivered to the User ID.