|The Remote Menu
If CMail has been configured to send and receive email using a Remote Access Service (RAS)
device such as a modem or ISDN adapter, a manual connection to the
Internet can be initiated by selecting Connect from the Remote Menu.
Selecting Disconnect from the Remote Menu will force CMail to terminate a RAS
connection to the Internet. Disconnect will only terminate dialup sessions instigated by
CMail Server, not other applications.
Using Collect Mail is a method of forcing CMail Server to collect POP3
mail from your Internet Service Provider (ISP). CMail will initiate a connection to the
POP mail server as specified in the POP3 Options and collect mail.
Send all Queued
Send all queued mail is used to force CMail Server send all outgoing SMTP mail immediately
rather than wait for the next mail exchange.
When CMail is used as a mail gateway for an internal SMTP mail server, the queue is
processed once every minute. You select this option from the Remote menu
to manually start the queue processing routine.
Unfortunately, a problem arises when collecting mail via SMTP (The Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol). With POP3 mail, any mail bound for your domain is placed in a POP mailbox ready
for collection at any time. SMTP mail however, is stored in a queue on
the ISP's mail server. At a defined period (usually 15 minutes), the ISP's mail server
will attempt to send mail to a static IP address assigned by your ISP. If you are not
online, the mail goes back into the mail queue for another 15 minutes.
Kick Server is a method
whereby CMail will probe the ISP's mail server effectively notifying it that you are
online and ready to receive any email available. SMTP transfer will then take place.
It should be noted that
different ISP's use different solutions to resolve problems receiving mail via SMTP. Kick
Server may not always be support by your ISP.