SmarterMail 6.x Help
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SmarterMail allows System Administrators to add Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) rules.

To get started click the Security button on the main toolbar, then select SSL from the Security folder tree view.

When adding a new rule there are several fields that need to be addressed. These fields are:

IP Address - This is the IP address where SmarterMail will listen.

SMTP, POP, IMAP - Determines on which port SmarterMail will listen for the respective protocol.

Type - Sets the type of rule you would like to add, SSL or TLS. SSL always assumes the connnection will be secure, and therefore, sends the encryption immediately. TSL connects normally, and then looks to see if the connection is secure before sending the encryption.

Certificate Path - The path to the certificate file on the server. Typically, named a *.cer file.

  • The certificate you are using must be added to the Certificates Microsoft Management Console within your Windows operating system. In addition, you must associate the Private Key with this same certificate.

Please Note: When removing a SSL rule, the System Administrator will need to perform a service restart.

Edit Icon - Editing and item can be done three ways:

  • Select the item and then choose the Edit icon from the actions toolbar, or
  • Right-click the item and choose Edit from the drop down list, or
  • Double-click the item you would like to edit

Delete Icon - Deleting an item can be done two ways:

  • Select the item and click the Delete icon from the actions toolbar, or
  • Right-click the time and select Delete from the drop down list