Email URL Rewrite Exclusion

This guide will allow an administrator to create an allowance for a desired URL to bypass Safe Links rewriting.

Role Requirements

Procedure Scope: Administrators

Required Group Membership: Admin.Security

Handbook Reference

Package: Email Security

Domain: URL Management

Modifies: URL Re-Write Exclusions

Email URL Rewrite Exclusion

  1. Navigate to Safe Links – 365 Defender, select the Security Essentials Safe Links policy or Equivalent Existing Custom Threat Policy. A pop-up will be displayed with all the applicable scanning settings, you will need to locate the Protection Settings section and select the Edit option to begin the rewrite exemption.
  2. When selected you will need to locate the Manage URLs hyperlink and provide the specified URL you do not want to have rewritten, effectively bypassing Safe Link scanning.
  3. Select Add URLs and provide the web address in the provided text field. Select Save to finalize the process.
  4. Once the necessary additions have been made, select Done followed by Save to finalize all necessary policy modifications.

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