O365 Email Anti-Spam Policy Creation Procedure

This admin procedure will provide background information on creating an anti-spam threat policy that will monitor spam detection for inbound and outbound mail flow.

This article is intended for employees of organizations that use Sittadel's security. Additionally, there are some actions that can only be accomplished by those with administrative privileges.

Anti-Spam Threat Policy

An anti-spam policy defines how spam-filtering technologies are used to inspect and classify messages.


Procedure Scope: Administrators

Required Group Membership: Admin.EmailSecurity


Creating an Anti-Spam Threat Policy

  1. Navigate to Anti-Spam – O365 Defender, and select Create, specify if the policy is for Inbound or Outbound enforcement.
  2. Provide the basic information to the policy such as name and description, should explain the policies’ purpose and scope of effect. Select Next to continue.
  3. Next you will be able to supply assignments or exclusions to internal users, groups, and domains. Select Next to proceed.
  4. A list of all the possible configuration settings will be listed, make sure to apply the necessary settings to fit the needs of your organization. Select Next to continue.
  5. You can specify the actions that will be taken on the messages that are flagged as spam, these can be adjusted to redirect the message, direct the message to junk folder, quarantine, etc. Select Next to proceed.
  6. You will be given the option to create your own Allowed / Blocked senders list for incoming messages, this list will be consulted for spam related incidents. Select Next to continue to revisions.
  7. The review page will allow you to see all configured settings for the device control creation process, if you detect a discrepancy at this stage make note of the section and select Back to make alterations before finalization. If everything checks out, select Create to publish the policy.
  8. A prompt will be displayed detailing that the policy has been created and has been put into immediate effect. Select Done to finalize the creation process.

You're Finished!

You should have successfully created a new anti-spam threat policy that will enforce spam detection settings on inbound and outbound mail flow. For any other problems or questions, reach out to us!