SmarterMail 12.x Help

Password Requirements

To ensure the security of the mail server and its mailboxes, system administrators can specify minmum requirements for user passwords. To access the password requirements settings, click the security icon. Then expand the Advanced Settings folder and click Password Requirements in the navigation pane. The password requirement settings will load in the content pane and the following options will be available:

  • Minimum Password Length - The minimum number of characters the password must have.
  • Require a number in the password - Select this option to force users to include a number in the password.
  • Require a capital letter in the password - Select this option to force users to include a capital letter in the password.
  • Require a lower case letter in the password - Select this option to force users to include a lowercase letter in the password.
  • Require a symbol in the password - Select this option to force users to include a symbol in the password.
  • Require password does not match username - Select this option to ensure that the username and password do not match.
  • Disable password strength for existing passwords - Select this option to allow changes to the password requirements to only affect new users or new passwords.
  • Enable password retrieval - Select this option to allow users to reset their password if they forget it.