SmarterMail 10.x Help
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File Storage Overview

SmarterMail's file storage feature allows users to upload files to the mail server and share them by sending out links to the files. Files can be public or private, can be eternal or have expiration dates and more. One benefit of using file storage versus sending attachments is that file storage reduces the stress on the mail server by keeping large files out of the server's email spool. Another benefit of using file storage is that it allows users to send larger files without worrying about hitting any attachment size restrictions that a domain administrator, system administrator or hosting company put in place. Note: Files uploaded to the server are counted toward the user's disk space allocation, so users are encouraged to delete files that are no longer used from the server when possible.

To access the file storage area, click the file storage icon. A list of files uploaded to the server will load in the content pane and the following options will be available in the content pane toolbar:

  • Edit - Edits the sharing settings for the selected file.
  • Delete - Permanently removes the selected file(s) from the server.
  • Upload - Uploads a new file to the server.
  • Download - Downloads the selected file(s).

For help understanding the different areas of the file storage section, see the file storage interface diagram.