Easily set up new users with auto-discovery
SmarterMail significantly reduces the amount of time necessary to configure clients on both desktops and mobile devices with auto-discovery. Using auto-discovery, only the full email address and password are needed on most clients and all other configuration information is set up automatically. This makes life much easier for users setting up their own accounts and can significantly reduce the amount of time needed for administration and support from a company's IT departments.
View how well the server is performing
With dozens of pre-defined reports, SmarterMail provides critical statistics that help system and domain administrators monitor their systems. The ability to drill down into new data levels for every domain or user on the system helps administrators identify trends, manage costs, and effectively allocate resources.
Simple customization of the web mail interface
SmarterMail offers a simple way for users to customize the look and feel of their web mail experience. Now, rather than having to access system files to create custom styles, users can simply override existing SmarterMail styles with their own variables or, more simply, by modifying the overall color scheme of the primary, secondary and hyperlink colors. Users can even drastically revise the look of the web mail interface. Of course, if the Domain Admin prefers the defaults, customization at the user level can be disabled, thereby preserving branding and corporate identity.
Automate system tasks for round-the-clock administration
System administrators can use the mail server software’s event-driven architecture to automate a variety of system tasks, such as adding an IP block into the router when an intrusion is detected, disabling a domain or user based upon throttling thresholds, or notifying administrators when a service is not responding.
Use the comprehensive API for integration and automation
With the extensive Web services built into the API, companies can integrate SmarterMail with external applications such as control panels to reduce costs and automate tasks, including creating mailboxes and domains, creating and modifying settings for mailboxes, domains, or entire servers, and determining domain-specific bandwidth usage for billing.
Detailed logging available on all aspects of the server
SmarterMail logs all system actions and allows administrators to search through log files quickly. By providing access to mail server log files via a Web-based log viewer, SmarterMail saves a company’s IT department time and money.
Create multiple admin accounts for sharing management duties and tasks
Hosting companies and businesses with SmarterMail can provide administrator access to the mail server without having to share the same login information. Combined with IP blocking, this feature allows the primary administrator to provide administrative access to those that need it while limiting login to specific IP ranges or locations.
Automatic password retrieval for locked-out users
Make it easy for users to regain access to their account when they forget their password with the password retrieval option in SmarterMail. When enabled, users that can’t remember their password will receive an email to their backup email address with instructions on resetting their password—keeping system administrators free to manage other aspects of the mail server.
SmarterMail’s Web-based administration interface provides both domain and system administrators with remote access to their mail servers from anywhere there is an Internet connection. Administrators can quickly and securely manage configuration and mail server maintenance tasks, while recurring tasks can easily be automated through exposed Web services. Having access to SmarterMail from anywhere, at any time, means administrators can be more proactive in dealing with issues well before they become actual problems.
Support for IPv6
With the dwindling availability of IPv4 addresses, more and more hosting companies and service providers are moving towards utilizing IPv6 addresses. In addition, there will come a point where businesses of all shapes and sizes need to begin using IPv6 addresses as well. Implementation of IPv6 with SmarterMail is just as simple as IPv4 - there’s no learning curve, no hassles and essentially the same functionality is available for IPv6 addresses as for legacy IPs. For example, IPv6 is supported in greylisting, IP white- and blacklists, for SPF checks and more. System admins can include IPv6 addresses when setting up abuse detection rules for things like DoS, bad SMTP harvesting and password brute force.. And the best part is, end users won’t even be able to tell the difference!
Real-time dashboards for on-demand statistics
SmarterMail includes detailed, real-time performance dashboards that supply system administrators with important, on-demand statistics about their servers, domains, and mailboxes, including inbound connections, server load, and total messages delivered.
Protection from downtime with failover
Mail servers have now become the communication and collaboration hub within a company. That means that any interruption of service can significantly impact an individual's, not to mention the entire company's, productivity. Having a standby server means that when your primary server goes down, a hot standby is waiting to take over, thereby minimizing any loss of productivity. When paired with third party monitoring services, system administrators can even automate the fail-over process using SmarterMail's extensive web services to further minimize downtime.
Take control of the mail spool with throttling
Throttling is an effective method for managing large mailing list distributions to avoid interruptions or delays in normal email flow. When used in conjunction with SmarterMail’s event-driven architecture, actions can be automated to prevent abuse in real-time.
Prioritize email delivery to minimize delays
Email delivery can be more effectively managed by setting priorities based upon domains or email types. Process-intensive email traffic can be assigned a lower priority, allowing regular emails to process first and avoiding unnecessary delays. Emailed notifications can be assigned higher priority to ensure that important information is delivered quickly.