SmarterMail 4.x Help
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SSL/TLS support is present in SmarterMail Enterprise Edition 4.2 and higher

SmarterMail allows System Administrators to add Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) rules. 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. For more assistance with the setup of the Certificate Path and the Private Key, please refer to our Knowledge Base article.

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