User Preferences define the options associated with each user. These include
username, password, Virus Control, Content Control and Web Interface user rights. User
Preferences can be accessed by double clicking a username in the Console Window or
selections Options > User Preferences. Click for Advanced User Preferences.
The User Preferences menu is used to create new
CMail users and modify the profiles of existing users.
Adding a New User to CMail Server
- Highlight an Unused License in the
main CMail console window with the left mouse button.
- Click Options and then User
- Place an entry in the Full Name field.
- Place an entry in the Username field.
In CMail 2.4, this value can be up to 255 characters long. In previous versions, the
username field was restricted to 19 characters.
- Place an entry in the Password field
which will be used when collecting mail from CMail Server.
- The Home Directory field will
automatically be filled in by CMail.
- Click OK add the user to CMail.
Modifying an Existing User Profile
Modifying an existing user is almost like creating a new one. Open the User Preferences
menu, edit the necessary values and click OK to save the changes.
Deleting an Existing User
Deleting a user removes the user profile, deletes any mail stored in the mailbox and
resets the user to an Unused License state.
- Highlight the user you wish to delete in the main
CMail console window with the left mouse button.
- Click the Options Menu
and then Delete User.
- The user will be deleted and reset to an unused
Restricting the size of a mailbox
There may be circumstances where a limitation needs to be placed on the size of a
users mailbox. This can be achieved with the Max Mailbox Size feature.
- Open the user preferences for the relevant user.
- Enter the maximum size in KB of the mailbox in the Max
Mailbox Size field.
- Click OK.
- Click File followed by Save Settings.
If the mailbox limit is reached, CMail will refuse
to accept any further messages for that user until the size is cleared down. Any email
sent to that user during this period will be rejected, the Administrator will receive
notification and the message sender will be informed that the mail could not be delivered.
A 0 (zero) in the Max Mailbox Size field indicates that that the mailbox size is
The full name field is a label which describes the user in CMail's main console window.
The username is the first part of the users email address (before the '@' sign). It is
also used when logging into CMail via POP3 to collect email. There is a 19 character limit
to a username.
The password field contains the password associated with the username. This is used when
collecting mail from CMail Server using the POP3 protocol. In the case of the
Administrator - the top mailbox, it is also used to unlock CMail Server.
The home directory is where CMail stores incoming and outgoing mail relating to this user.
Although this folder is user-definable, it is recommended that you keep the default Home
Send all mail for this user to
All the mail for a particular user can be forwarded on to another email address.
Should you wish to forward mail on, enter the address in this field in the format: user@domain. This option can also be used to redirect the
Mail Administrators email to another user or email address.
Keep copy of forwarded mail for local user
Check this box when you wish to forward mail onto another email address but retain a copy
of the message in the local users mailbox.
Flush Mailbox will completely destroy the contents of the selected users internal and
Opens the Advanced User Preferences menu.
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