CMail Server is a POP3 and SMTP
email server designed for Windows 95,98 and Windows NT. Allowing client
connections from a wide range of platforms including PC's, Macintosh and
Acorn computers, CMail can be installed quickly and easily on a Local Area
Network to provide access to both internal and external email in the shortest
Graphical User Interface
CMail provides all the functionality of UNIX based
mail servers but takes advantage of the point and click Windows environment to make
configuration simple and provide 'at a glance' information on the state of the server,
mail queues etc, making the software user friendly and negating the need for an individual
with extensive knowledge of UNIX.
Key features of CMail Server;
Virus Control allows CMail Server to scan messages and attachments for the presence of
viruses using the most popular virus scanning engines including F-Prot, McAfee and Norton
AV. If a virus is detected, it will be removed and clean message sent to the recipient.
The Administrator can also be informed and visual alerts raised. Virus control can be
enabled on a global or per user basis. Click for more.
CMail will scan messages for the presence of undesirable words or phrases that have
been banned by the Administrator. If a violation is found, the message will not be sent
and the Administrator is notified. CMail can also filter file attachments to prevent
certain file types from being sent or received. Content control can be enabled on a global
or per user basis. Click for more.
Auto Signatures allow the Administrator to append a
standard disclaimer or any other piece of text to the bottom of any message handled by
CMail Server. Click for more.
CMail 2.4 features an enhanced Web Interface mail client
that includes the addition of public and private address books. Users can send and receive
email and attachments through a web browser without the need for an additional mail
program such as Outlook. The Administrator can restrict usage of the Web Interface on a
per-user basis including the ability to send external email, attachments etc. Click for more.
Collection via POP3
CMail can collect mail from the Internet using either the SMTP or POP3
protocol. Collecting using the traditional SMTP method requires a static IP address and
that your server be connected to the Internet when your ISP's mail server attempts to you.
With POP3, your Internet Service Provider can forward all mail to a single POP3 account
from which, CMail will collect mail as if it were a standard mail client and then sort
mail ready for collection by users on the LAN.
MX resolution is where CMail interrogates a DNS server to enquire which mail server
on the Internet handles the mail for the domain you are attempting to send email to. Once
it has received the necessary information from the DNS server, CMail will connect to the
remote mail server and send the mail. This process makes CMail completely independent of
an upstream SMTP mail server.
CMail Server incorporates Anti-Spam filtering which prevents unauthorised
users from sending large quantities of junk email through CMail. With Spam filtering
enabled, CMail will reject a spam message before processing the body of the message to
save system resources.
NT Users Database Integration
CMail has the ability to 'import' users directly from the Users Database
when installed under Window NT 4. When a user logs into the system, the username supplied
will be checked against the NT database and if matched, the user will be allowed access.
Should a user log in with a valid NT username and password but an account doesn't exist on
CMail, a mailbox will automatically be generated for the user.
Mail Queue Administration
An advanced queue administration tool allows the manipulation of messages
stored in both the internal and external mail queues. Messages contained within these
queues can be displayed, deleted and sent manually. The days of the week and the time
periods at which CMail can exchange mail can also be set within this menu.
CMail Server: Mail
Mail sent to CMail can be batched together and stored in the outbound mail
queue. When an Internet connection is established, CMail will send all of the queued mail
in job-lot as opposed to establishing an Internet connection each time it receives a
message. This option can be turned off for those with permanent connections.
Integration with Windows RAS
CMail will integrate seamlessly with the Windows Remote Access (RAS)
subsystem meaning that once you have setup a dial-up networking connection, that
connection can be imported and used by CMail Server. Connections can also be established
by using a router/LAN connection or Computalynx SCM.
CMail Server: Remote
Moderated Mailing Lists
Mailing lists allow mail to be sent to users subscribed to a list in with
one email instead of having to mail everyone separately. Mailing lists can be moderated by
a user so that any mail sent to the list in question is first routed to the moderator and
then only distributed to the list should the moderator agree with the content.
Other Features of CMail Server:
- Unlimited local mailboxes**