SmarterMail 6.x Help
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Getting Started

SmarterMail is a feature-rich Windows mail server that brings the power of enterprise-level features and collaboration to businesses and hosting environments. Use the Getting Started section of the SmarterMail Online Help as a quick resource to help you set up the application.

  1. Download the SmarterMail installation file from the SmarterTools website.
  2. Run the InstallShield Wizard. Note: Users of Windows 2003 Advanced Server need to install SmarterMail from Add/Remove Programs in the control panel to properly set file permissions.
  3. If you are running IIS 5.0 or later, convert the SmarterMail Web interface to run under IIS. For more information, see Running SmarterMail as an IIS Site.
  4. Activate SmarterMail, if necessary. Upon logging in as the administrator for the first time, the product will run as the Free edition. To activate the Professional or Entreprise edition of the software, you will need a valid license key. For more information, see Activating SmarterMail.
  5. Add a domain to SmarterMail. For more information, see Create a New Domain.
  6. Configure the DNS settings for the domain. For more information, see the KB article How To -- Configure DNS for a Domain.