This article introduces the steps for installing and configuring SmarterMail.
- Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit or higher
- Microsoft .NET 4.7 Framework or higher
- Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)
1 Install SmarterMail
1.1 Download SmarterMail installation package
1.2 Run the SmarterMail installer
- Double click SmarterMail16_Setup.exe file.
- Choose Create a new site.
The Port part can be modified, but 9998 is generally used by default.
2 Configure SmarterMail
Once the installation is complete, it will automatically jump to the configuration page.
2.1 Set up the administrator account “admin” to log in to SmarterMail
2.2 Configure the server DNS
Primary DNS Server IP: 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS Server IP: 188.8.131.52
2.3 Disable relay
To prevent your server from becoming an open relay server, which can cause IP abuse problems, please disable the relay feature.
Click Settings ->protocols. Locate the Allow Reply option. Choose Nobody.
2.4 Set up authentication
Scroll down to the bottom of the page from the previous step.
Change “Require Auth Match” to “Email Address”
Enable "Allow relay for authenticated users" and "domain's SMTP auth setting for local deliveries" as the screenshot shows.
Save all changes.
2.5 Specify password requirements
Click Settings ->Password Requirements. Locate the options and enable all the requirements.
2.6 Set up SMTP authentication
Click Manage-> Domain Defaults. Scroll down to the bottom of the page from the previous step. Enable Require SMTP Authentication. Save all changes.
2.7 Open ports for all IPs
If your server has more than 1 IP. All IPs must be listening to the following ports:
SMTP(25), POP(110), IMAP(143), Submission Port(587)
3 Login SmarterMail
After completing all the above steps, SmarterMail has been successfully installed and configured.
The login URL is http://IP:9998.
Please log in to SmarterMail using the account “admin” you set up in step 2.1.