SmarterMail 7.x Help
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SmarterMail allows system administrators to add Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) rules.

To view the SSL and TLS rules, click the security icon. Then expand the Advanced Settings folder and click SSL in the navigation pane. A list of SSL and TLS rules will load in the content pane and the following options will be available in the content pane toolbar:

  • New - Adds a new SSL/TLS rule.
  • Edit - Edits the selected SSL/TLS rule.
  • Delete - Permanently deletes selected the SSL/TLS rule(s).

Creating New SSL/TLS Rules

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

  • IP Address - 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. Note: 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.