- In order to use this control panel,
your domain must be fully established on your web server
- Email Address - example:
- Domain Name - example: your_domain.com
- Mailserver - your web host's web server
name or server number.
- Catchall - the default email account
"mail." All email sent to your_domain.com goes to this
account by default (excluding aliases or additional
email accounts you have set up).
- Spam - unsolicited broadcast or commercial
- Menu subjects:
- No. - line number.
- Email - email account name (accounts in
red have settings status
or save turned "off").
- Note or Info - notes regarding the account
name, editable in the action "Edit".
- Fwd? - identifies whether forwarding
is "on" or "off." Set forwarding in the action
- Autoreply or Autoresponder - identifies
whether an automatic reply upon email receipt is
turned "on" or "off."
- Action - an action is a user editable
option or setting. See below for details.
- Edit - the edit option allows you to add a
note about the email account name, change password,
and set forwarding. See below for details.
- Password - to change password, enter the
new password twice, in the boxes provided.
- Fwd - forward to an internal account
with the pull down menu, and/or forward to a
combination of accounts in the boxes provided.
- Note: If you turn forwarding "on" email will
continue to be saved in the account. If you do
not wish to save forwarded email, see action
"Settings" and turn account status to
- Autoreply or Autoresponder - by default,
autoreply is set to "off." To set your autoreply
message, choose "on" in the pull down menu; enter your
from address, for example, you@your_domain.com or
"Your Name <you@your_domain.com>"; enter
subject, text and submit to save.
- Special characters available:
- '%S' will enter the subject in the
- If you turn autoresponder "on" email will
continue to be saved in the account. If you do not
wish to save autoreplied email, see action
"Settings" and turn account status to "off."
- By default, your autoresponder will only reply
once per hour to a given sender (prevents
autoresponders from infinitely replying back and
forth to other autoresponders).
- Settings - by default, email account status
is set to "on." If you turn account status to
"off," email will not be
saved locally, nor will it bounce. This feature is
helpful if for example you are receiving large volumes
of email from a spammer and wish to permanently or
temporarily disable the account. Note: If you are forwarding
email, it is recommended that you turn the status of the
account you are forwarding to "off."
Otherwise, all email sent to the account will be saved as
well. See action Fwd description above.
- Hard quota, soft quota, message count and
message size - these options can be used to limit
the volume or size of email sent to the individual
- Expiry - If an expiration is set, email sent to
the account after the expiration date will be
returned to sender as "expired."
- Delete - this action is not reversible. All
email saved in the deleted account will be deleted as
- Alias - Why alias?
- An alias is a simple email redirect option. Email
is not saved, and an alias has no special settings
(e.g., autoreply, quotas or password).
- System account: an account used by the server for
special purposes; normally cannot be edited.
- Special Notes:
- .qmail-name files (.e.g.,
.qmail-mail, .qmail-example, .qmail-autorespond, etc.)
- If prior to using this program .qmail-name files
were manually uploaded to your account to set
forwarding or autoresponder, these files may take
precedence over the settings you enter here.
- If you notice that forwarding for example is
not working, check your account to see if these
.qmail-name files are in place.*
- If these files are in place ask your system
administrator to delete them.
- *Do not delete the email system files: .qmail
- Spam? You can use aliases to bounce spam
sent to your account.
- First, ask your admin. to create a "trash"
mailbox account. Name the mailbox "trash" or any
name you wish.
- Second, set the "trash" mailbox "Settings"
-> "Expiry" to a date prior to today.
- All email sent to or forwarded to "trash"
- Now create aliases for addresses frequently
used by spammers, and set those addresses to
forward to "trash."
- Create/edit/delete/enable/disable mailboxes and
- Administrator (all rights) and single user (can only
change his own account) access
- Full autoresponder support (edit/enable/disable)
- Session expiration set for security
- Domain name based quotas (how many mailboxes/aliases,
autoresponder y/n, etc.)
- User based quotas (hard/soft disk quota, message
- Lynx-browser support (and other cookie-free
Help Updated: 10-Sep-01
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