The Display Menu

Time to Send
Switches the contents of the clock on the main CMail Server console window from the current time to the Next Mail Exchange period. This is only available when connecting to the Internet via the LAN or Router as the next Exchange Period countdown is always displayed when using SCM or the Windows RAS service.

Log Window
Displays a graphical log window on the screen showing important CMail events. This window is independent of the CMail console window and remain on screen even when CMail is running as a system tray icon.

By clicking the Options menu and selecting Load, previous days log files can be loaded into the log window for analysis. Alternatively, Save will save the contents of the log window to a file as specified by the user. 

By default, all logged events such as POP3 collection, mail exchanges etc are displayed in the log window. The Events menu can be used to filter events and stop them being displayed on the log window to prevent congestion - ideal for troubleshooting purposes. 

Engine Monitor
The Engine Monitor is designed to provide information on the tasks being performed by CMail Server much like the task manager under Windows NT.

The System Status displays statistical information about the mail server such as uptime, the number of messages processed and the number of active connections.

Engine Configuration: CMail Server 2.4.3 adds a new set of features to the Engine Monitor. This control set allows the administrator to define the number of threads or connections that CMail will process at the same time. You should note that these settings are advanced features and can affect the amount of server resources that CMail will use. If you notice a decrease in server performance on maildrops, restore these values to the default settings.

  • Max inbound SMTP Threads: The maximum number of simultaneous connections CMail will allow when using the SMTP protocol. This can be mail coming in over SMTP from the Internet or mail being sent over SMTP from clients on the network to the CMail Server.

  • Max Outbound SMTP Threads: This setting defines the number of messages that CMail will attempt to send out to the Internet at the same time.

  • Max Incoming POP3 Threads: Defines the maximum number of POP3 sessions that can be active at the same time i.e. the number of users on the network that can collect mail from CMail simultaneously.

  • Max Message Queue Threads: Defines the number of messages currently stored in the queue that CMail Server will process simultaneously. On slower systems, this value is best left at the default value.

Any changes to the Engine Configuration screen will be saved when the Engine Monitor Window is closed.

Graphical Listing
Graphical Listing converts the front panel of the CMail Server console into a list of usernames with icons. This view can make the console look less congested and enable the Administrator to locate users more swiftly than by the conventional view. Double clicking on a username will display the user properties for that user. Note, the graphical view lists users by username - not full name.

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