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Configuring After Installing of Mercury Mail Server

Additional Configuration After Installation Of Mercury/32 Mail Server


Once you have installed the program, you can add users to your mail server. This can be done by going to Configuration and then Manage local users. You can then Add, Delete or make Changes to your user list. Select Close when completed.


You may also wish to add additional domain for your server which can be achieved by going to Configuration, Mercury Core module and then select the local domain tab. Click Add new domain input the local host or server similiar to what is under Local host or server list and then enter your secondary domain Internet name. Click OK then restart Mercury. Go through the same steps again to ensure that your entries are already in. Otherwise you may repeat the steps again.


Another issue is that you will need to add Mercury loader to your startup and to enable "Hard to quit" option in the Mercury core module. This is to ensure that users or anyone with access to the server will not accidentally down the server.


You can also set aliases for email addresses on your website that may be subject to harvesting by spam harvester. Thus setting an alias for user.web@yourdomain.com and directing it to user@yourdomain.com will ensure that the actual email address user@yourdomain.com will not be in the spammer's database and you can dispose of the original user.web@yourdomain.com and change it to something else when spam gets too heavy.


This is also a userful option for setting the email address to firstname.lastname@yourdomain.com which is not supported by Mercury and then directing it to the real address firstnamelastname@yourdomain.com.


If the relay option are set to "Strict", non-local mails will not be allowed to be sent from the server. Any mail delivery attempts from remote (outside of the network) will not be allowed even though the sender's email may be a local email address. This would pose a problem for mobile users that requires sending of their emails from outside the office network. The issue can be resolved by setting the mail sending option with authenticated SMTP setting enabled. This can be done by going to MercuryS SMTP Server option, Relay/Connection control and selecting Authenticated SMTP connections may relay mail.


You will need to enter the path to AUTH Password file which is a file you have to create with all the remote users's username and password separated by a space. The full pathname (eg. c:mercurypw) will have to be stated in the above option otherwise Mercury will try to locate the file named pw in the root directory.


It would be a chore to manually enter all the usernames and passwords and a better option would be to open up the PMAIL.USR file located in your C:MERCURYMAIL folder with Notepad program and then do a search and replace for all U; replacing it with blanks. Repeat the search and replace for all semi-colons and replace it with space. then save the edited file as pw in the directory stated above.


You may also want to set allow connections from all local address in your network by stating your local subnet number (eg. 192.168.1.0) in the option Add restriction and setting it to Allow connections from this address group. This will save you and any future administrator from having to select Authenticated SMTP on all mail clients.


Guide On Setting Up Mercury Mail Server
  • Prior To Setting Up Mercury
  • The Installation Process
  • Additional Configuration After Installation Of Mercury/32
  • Mercury SMTP Server Options
  • Micellaneous Compliance Control
  • DOS Mode Virus Scanning
  • Testing And Scheduling Of Weekly Definition Updates
  • Setting Up Automatic Replies
  • Setting The Autoreply File As A Template
  • What's New in Mercury/32 v4.01a
  • Version 4's SMTP Filtering