Introducing Proofpoint Essentials


Your company has implemented Proofpoint Essentials to provide you with comprehensive protection against unwanted and malicious email. Proofpoint Essentials will prevent virus-affected and potential spam emails from reaching your inbox. Typically you will receive a daily digest of emails that Proofpoint Essentials has quarantined, allowing you to choose which emails, if any, to release and deliver. You can also access the Proofpoint Essentials interface, a secure web-based user interface that you can use to:

  • Manage your user information

  • Update your preferences

  • Manage your safe and blocked senders

  • Search your quarantine

  • Access the Emergency Inbox

The user interface usually consists of three tabs: Quarantine, Settings, and Emergency Inbox. A fourth tab, Archive, may also appear be available if your company has licensed the Email Archive feature.

Some features are not available to all users; you might see an additional tab, or different options on a tab.

Quarantine Tab

Use the Quarantine tab to review and take actions on email you sent or received that was potential harmful and therefore was quarantined rather than delivered.

Settings Tab

Use the Settings tab to set up Proofpoint Essentials to meet your needs.

  • To view or change information about your user account, click Profile.
  • To view or change the settings that determine how incoming messages that are determined to be spam are handled, click Spam.
  • To set up the digest feature, which will send a list of quarantined emails to you via email, click Digests.
  • To identify email addresses you want considered safe or whose messages should be quarantined, click Sender Lists.


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