Web Interface Administration

To access the Web Interface Administration menu, click Configuration > Web User Interface.


[Web Client Administration: Configuration > Web User Interface]

Port Settings
The default port for accessing the Web Interface is 8002. This means that to access the Web Interface, the user will input something like: http://192.168.0.1:8002 to access the Web Interface. You can change the port number the Interface uses by modifying the value contained in the Select the port that the Web Interface uses field.

Enable/Disable the Web Interface
You can enable or disable the Web Interface by clicking the Enable Web User Interface box. No checkmark in this field means that the Web Interface is disabled and users will not have access.

Impose Global Settings from Administrator
The Administrator can impose Web Interface restrictions on a per user basis (these options are set from the Advanced menu of User Preferences). Imposing global settings from Administrator means that all users will have the same rights as the Administrator to use the Web Interface. Once imposed, these settings can not be modified on a per user basis until the Impose Global Settings from Administrator setting is revoked.

Web Interface Restrictions (per user)
To Web Interface restrictions on a per user basis:

  • Double-click on a user in CMail Server's main console window.
  • Click Advanced on the User Preferences menu to open the Advanced User Properties menu.
  • At the bottom under Web Interface are the options you can set relating to the Web Interface client:
    • User can use Web Interface: enables the user's login and password. If this is not checked, access to the Interface will be denied at all times.
    • User can send External Email: the user can send mail to any email address. If this is unchecked, the user can only send messages to domains entered in the Configuration > Host Configuration domain table.
    • User can send Email Attachments: the user can attach files to email messages. Unchecked, the user will receive an error when attempting to send file attachments.
    • User can receive Attachments: the can receive files attached to email messages. If this is unchecked, any attachments will be stripped from the message before delivery.
  • Select the combination of options you wish to apply to this user and click OK.
  • Click OK to leave the User Preferences menu.

For more information, see the Advanced User Preferences menu.

Note: You will only be able to modify the Administrators preferences if you have enabled Impose Global Settings from Administrator on the Web User Interface menu. 

Use Cookies to Authenticate Users
By default, CMail Server authenticates Web Interface users via IP address. In some circumstances, such as when the Web Interface is accessed through a proxy server or a router using NAT, the IP authentication method will not work as many users appear to come from the same address which may cause issues with the Interface. Using Cookies to authenticate users will alleviate this problem.

Allow Web Users to create accounts
Checking this box allows users that do not have a mailbox on CMail Server create an account using the Web Interface. This is done by entering a username and password and clicking the New User button at the login page.

Allow Users to invoke mail client
If this feature is enabled, users can will be able to invoke a mail client such as Outlook directly Address Books on the Web Interface.

Allow Duplicate Web Logins
Enabling this option allows users to login to the Web Interface with the same username and password from different IP addresses without receiving the 'Duplicate Login detected' error message that would occur if a user fails to logout from the Web Interface cleanly and then attempts to login from a different workstation or IP address. 

Run Mail Server as a Webmail only server
This option allows CMail Server to be used as a Web Mail only mail server i.e. all mail transactions are done through the Web Interface client. Standard POP3 services are disabled.  

Auto Logout
Auto Logout improves security by logging users out of the Web Interface who have been idle for longer that the Administrator defined period of time (default 10 minutes). The system assumes that no-one is using the account and that the user has forgotten to Logout and therefore closes the session. This prevents unauthorised access to unattended sessions.

Logged in Users
The Logged in Users panel displays the current Web Interface users and the IP address they are accessing the system from. The Administrator can terminate any session immediately by highlighting a user a pressing the Log Off button. It will appear to the user that they have exceeded the Auto Logout period. Refresh will refresh the screen data.

Tip: If you change any settings, be sure to click File > Save settings to save your changes to disk.

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