Okay, it was a bit confusing, it looked to us like if it was a panel to declare an incoming mail server ip address to tell SmarterMail to be aware that the ip address we give on this panel is our incoming gateway.
It's true, we could use the Whitelist to prevent IDS to block our incoming gateway, but Whitelist also disable spam checks.
We do not want to completly disable spam checks, but instead, create custom spam filters and disable all the others.
Our incoming appliance add headers such as:
We want SmarterMail to take this into account by creating these custom spam rules and disabling all others, so the work is done by the incoming gateway(s).
For exemple if header X-Spam-Severity: LOW is present we add 10 to SmarterMail Total Spam Weight. 20 for MEDIUM, 30 for HIGH.
If we don't to that, SmarterMail will not know that our incoming gateway considered a mail is a SPAM and it will break a lot of things.
It will break the ability of SmarterMail users to decide what to do with different spam levels (discard, move to spam folder, etc)
It also breaks the SmarterMail routine that prevent spam being forwarded to external mail servers when our users setup a mail forwarding etc.
We would like to whitelist IDS but not Spam Checking from our gateways. Looks to me that it's not doable at the moment.
How does a SmarterMail incoming gateway forward the spam score to a SmarterMail "main" server. (there is an option for this in the "incoming gateway" panel): "Pass spam score to Smartermail".
Could we simulate this from our incoming gateways ?
Sorry for the long text and thanks a lot for your help.