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Domain Defaults

The job of the System Administrator is to make sure that the SmarterMail server runs as efficiently as possible. Part of that responsibility is putting measures in place to limit the potential for system abuses and "user error" that could cause problems.

SmarterMail gives System Administrators the ability to create a default template that's used as a starting point for all domains that are added to the mail server. This includes the ability to set disk space limits for for the domain, set the number of domain aliases that can be created, the number of users and user aliases, the features available for users and more. These defaults can be set at any time and any new domains that are added will have the new settings. However, the new settings can also be propagated to all domains on the server if need be. From here, Domain Admininstrators can futher lock down user accounts and set their own user limits.

Domain Defaults

To review the default configuration for new domains, click on the Manage icon. Then select Domain Defaults from the navigation pane. (The default domain settings are identical to those found when adding or editing a domain. For more information on these settings, refer to the Domains page.

You can make whatever changes you want to these settings, and any NEW domains that are added to the server from that moment on will have these defaults applied for their users. However, it's also possible to change these settings, then push those settings to all domains, changing their settings to match what you've set as the defaults for new domains. To do this, you use Propagation.


To apply selected default domain settings to all of the existing domains, do the following:

  1. First, make any changes you want on this page, then click the Save button.
  2. Next, click on the Propagate button. A modal window opens up.
  3. Scroll down the list of settings, placing a check mark next to the settings you want to push to your domains.
  4. Once you've selected your changes, click the Propagate button.