January 5th, 2011
Last week, I had the privilege of migrating accounts and emails from Smartermail5.x off a Windows 2005 server to Smartermail7.x in a Windows 2008 server. I had very little experience with Smartermail and felt challenged, when I was assigned the task. Started the migration, and it seemed effortless and fairly simple. It was just a matter of copying files and folders from one server to the other. Much of the task was simplified, since I referred to a well written How To here
Even though the migration went on fine, I did face one major issue. None of the SMTP, POP or IMAP ports were accepting any connections and the result was ‘no service at all’. At first, I thought it was a firewall issue. I configured rules to allow all the needed ports in the server firewall, but the issue stayed. Finally, I could see that the service was still binding to the old servers’ IP address. This has to be manually edited in the mailconfig.xml file and once the change was made, a restart of the smartermail service did the trick.
SmarterMail is a surprisingly powerful server software that is very easy to manage. It is indeed the best in class Microsoft exchange alternative for businesses and hosting companies. Low on hardware requirements and maintenance costs, yet imparts superior stability.
With SmarterMail, you can access your email from anywhere and any time using a standard web browser. SmarterMail has this feature to easily migrate from any mail service. It can move a single mail box or entire domain from mail services like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo etc. It also helps in preserving email history with full email archiving.
SmarterMail 7.x is a fairly innovative piece of software. It takes the normal email functions, and collaboration features, enhances them and adds them to the web. This software has many advantages with numerous features and will be a great addition to any business. With constant upgrades and patches, the software improves productivity further helping businesses.
A brief overview of some of it’s features can be found at http://www.smartertools.com/smartermail/mail-server-software.aspx
About the Author :
Haripriya has been in the Bobcares family since November 2009. She is a graduate in Information Technology, and enjoys dancing and listening to music.
Co-Authored by Sankar.H