Digests Management

Quarantine Digests are messages sent to end users by PureMessage that contain a list of users' quarantined messages. By replying to their digests, users can release (approve) messages held in the quarantine.

Email users should be advised to respond to quarantine digests in a timely fashion. Since quarantine digests and the quarantined messages themselves are both eventually expired, users must release messages prior to expiration. The length of the availability period will vary, depending on how you have configured the pmx-qdigest-expire and pmx-qexpire scheduled jobs. You can add a reminder to digests by editing the digest templates in /opt/pmx6/etc/templates.

After configuring quarantine digests (specifying the digest recipients, digest template, etc.) three PureMessage programs are used to administer the digest process. These are described in the "Generating Quarantine Digests" section.

If the End User Web Interface (EUWI) is installed, end users can use quarantine digests to automatically log in to the EUWI.

See "Troubleshooting Quarantine Digests" in the PureMessage FAQ for help with resolving digest problems.

  • /opt/pmx6/bin/pmx-qdigest-init : Initializes digest generation from centralized quarantine.
  • /opt/pmx6/bin/pmx-qdigest : Generates digests of quarantined email.
  • /opt/pmx6/bin/pmx-qdigest-approve : Queues and delivers quarantined messages.
  • /opt/pmx6/bin/pmx-qdigest-expire : Expires pending quarantine digests.

    Related Configuration Files

    • /opt/pmx6/etc/pmx-qdigest.conf : Contains configuration options for the pmx-qdigest, pmx-qdigest-approve and pmx-qdigest-expire programs. See the man pages for these respective programs for details.