SmarterMail 15.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 those files. Files can be public or private, can be eternal or have expiration dates and more. Note: - Uploaded files should not contain commas in the file name.

One benefit of using SmarterMail's 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 whenever possible.

To access the file storage area, click the file storage icon. By default, a list of files uploaded to the server will load in the content pane.

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

Navigating File Storage

When you view your uploaded files, the page is divided into two sections:

  • The navigation pane displays the folders available for managing the files that are uploaded to the server. By default, a Root Folder is created.
  • The content pane displays all available files within the selected folder.

In general, the following options are available from the navigation pane toolbar:

  • Actions - Click this button and select the appropriate option to create a new folder, rename a folder, or delete a selected folder. Using folders makes it easy to keep your uploaded files organized. For example, create folders for images, videos, business documents or other categories.

In general, the following options are available from the content pane:

  • 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).