|Web Interface Administration
To access the Web Interface Administration menu, click Configuration
> Web User Interface.
[Web Client Administration: Configuration > Web
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.
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.
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
Restrictions (per user)
To Web Interface restrictions on a per user basis:
- Double-click on a user in CMail Server's main console
- 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
- 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.
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.
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
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
Tip: If you change any settings, be
sure to click File > Save settings to save your changes to disk.
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