Remote Access

Remote Access defines how CMail Server will establish a connection to the Internet to perform external mail exchanges.

CMail Server supports various Internet Connection methods including:  Windows Remote Access (Modem/ISDN Adapters), Computalynx SCM and a router/LAN permanent connection.

Configuring CMail to use Remote Access

  1. Load the Remote Access menu by clicking Configuration > Remote Access.
  2. Select the Use Remote Access to connect to the Internet radio button. The Remote Access Options panel will turn from grey to white.
  3. Select the dialup networking phonebook entry you use normally to establish a connection to your Internet Service Provider from the Phonebook Entry list. Note: If this list is empty, you have not configured a dialup networking entry to connect to the Internet. Contact your ISP for assistance.
  4. Enter your dialup username in the Username field. Ensure that this matches the one specified in the dialup networking connection exactly. Usernames are normally case sensitive.
  5. Enter your dialup password in the Password field. Ensure that this matches the one specified in the dialup networking connection exactly. Passwords are normally case sensitive.
  6. Press OK to complete the setup.

Note: If you experience connection problems whilst trying to connect via RAS, please verify that you can establish a manual dialup connection to your ISP through dialup networking before calling Technical Support.

Configuring CMail to use SCM
Computalynx SCM is a dialup networking scheduling utility designed to share a connection between multiple Computalynx applications and give greater control over dialup access periods. To use SCM:

  1. Load the Remote Access menu by clicking Configuration > Remote Access.
  2. Select the Use Computalynx SCM to connect to the Internet radio button.
  3. Press OK to complete the setup.

Configuring CMail to use a Router or LAN connection

  1. Load the Remote Access menu by clicking Configuration > Remote Access.
  2. Select the Use Router/LAN to connect to the Internet radio button.
  3. Press OK to complete the setup.
  4. CMail will use the default network TCP/IP gateway to send and receive data from the Internet.

Modem Control
The Modem Control section of Remote Access allows you to refine CMail Server's Remote Access connection settings.

Allow x Seconds for Modem to Connect
The number specified in this field is the amount of time in seconds that CMail will attempt to connect to the Internet before aborting the connection and trying again.

Retry x Times if Modem Connection Fails
The number specified in this field is the number of times that CMail will attempt to re-dial an Internet connection before aborting the connection process.

Allow x Seconds between retries
Specifies the amount of time in seconds that CMail will wait after a failed connection attempt before retrying.

Allow x Minutes Inactivity Before Disconnect
Specifies the amount of idle time in minutes that CMail will wait before disconnecting from the Internet.

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