10.1. Emails

The Emails library item allows you to create email groups that can later be used in email traffic filtering rules and notifications.

To add a new email group, follow these steps:



Step 1. Create an email group.

In the Email groups pane, click Add and give a name to the new group.

Step 2. Add emails to the group.

Highlight the newly created group, click Add in the Emails pane, and add the desired emails.

The administrator can create custom email lists and distribute them centrally to all UserGate devices. To create such a list, follow these steps:



Step 1. Generate a file with the relevant email address list.

Create a file named list.txt with the email list.

Step 2. Create an archive containing this file.

Put the file in a ZIP archive named list.zip.

Step 3. Create a version file for the list.

Create a file named version.txt and specify the list version number inside it, such as 3. On each update of the list, the version number must be incremented.

Step 4. Upload the files to a web server.

Upload the list.zip and version.txt files to your website so that they can be downloaded.

Step 5. Create an email list and specify an update URL for it.

On each UserGate server, create an email list. When creating the list, select Updatable as the list type and enter the address for downloading updates. UserGate will check for a new version on your website according to the set update download schedule. The schedule can be configured in the list properties. The available options are:

  • Disabled: update checking will not be performed for the selected item.

  • Daily.

  • Weekly.

  • Monthly.

  • Every ... hours.

  • Every ... minutes.

  • Advanced.

With the Advanced option, a crontab-like format is used where the date/time string consists of six space-separated fields. The fields specify the time as follows: (minutes: 0-59) (hours: 0-23) (days of the month: 1-31) (month: 1-12) (days of the week: 0-6, where 0 is Sunday). Each of the first five fields can be defined using:

  • An asterisk (*): denotes the entire range (from the first number to the last).

  • A dash (-): denotes a number range. For example, "5-7" means 5, 6, and 7.

  • Lists: comma-separated numbers or ranges. For example, "1,5,10,11" or "1‑11,19-23".

An asterisk or range spacing: used for spacing out values in ranges. The increment is given after a slash. Examples: "2-10/2" means "2,4,6,8,10" while "*/2" in the "hours" field means "every two hours".

By clicking Export/Import, the administrator can export or import email lists.