SmarterMail 6.x Help
This documentation is for a product that is no longer supported by SmarterTools.

SmarterMail System Requirements

SmarterMail was desgined to coexist with multiple applications on the same server based on the following minimum requirements:

  • Windows XP*, Windows Vista*, Windows Server 2003 or higher
  • SmarterMail Web server included with product
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework

However, SmarterTools recommends the following requirements for maximum efficiency:

  • Windows Server 2003 or higher
  • Microsoft IIS 7.0**
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework

Note: Each installation and environment is unique. Extra load caused by excessive messages or email accounts and/or other factors may require more disk space, memory, database allocation, etc. than suggested in the online help. SmarterTools recommends that system administrators slowly add domains to the server and watch how they impact the server. In addition, email patterns indicate that the number of email messages per account are increasing by approximately 60% every two years. It is important to keep this growth in mind when planning your rollout.

*Microsoft's non-server based operating systems limit the maximum number of inbound connections to 10. For more information regarding this issue, refer to the Windows Vista EULA or the Windows XP Pro EULA.

**SmarterMail includes a basic Web server, so the product is fully function upon installation—even without the existence of IIS or other Web servers. However, SmarterTools recommends installing Microsoft IIS 7.0 in place of the SmarterMail Web server for increased performance and security. For more information, see Running SmarterMail as an IIS Site.