Skip to main content
My preferencesSign out
Proofpoint, Inc.

Timing for configuration changes to occur

Situation How long does it take domain changes to take affect? When will a new email address added be able to send and receive emails? When do custom filters and sender list start allowing/blocking?
Solution A chart below will show the timing for configurations to take affect


Configuration changes


Filter Polices Immediately*
Sender List Immediately*
Spam Settings Immediately*

Malicious Content

URL Defense

All settings Immediately*

Attachment defense

Safe Senders Immediately*

Account managment


Domains Top and bottom of the hour**
Sending Servers Top and bottom of the hour**
SMTP Authentication Top and bottom of the hour**

User management

New email address added as either User, Alias, or Functional Accounts Top and bottom of the hour**


* Will need to propagate through all of our systems. If testing please wait a minute or two

** These updates are done at the top and bottom of the hour but could take up to an hour after changes to be fully propagated