Release Notes for IMail Server v10
In this File
Other Important Links
IMail Folder Permissions and IIS Configuration
External Database Changes when Upgrading From 2006.1 or Earlier
For more information about Ipswitch components, click in the list below to read the release notes:
- Instant Messaging Release Notes (Available separately, and with IMail Premium)
- WorkgroupShare Release Notes (Included with IMail Premium Only)
- Antivirus Release Notes (Available separately, Standard or Premium)
What's New in IMail Server 10
- Ipswitch has designed its own tool to protect licensing and to secure delivery for all Messaging software. It will require a new method of activation of all users, whether upgrading from an older version or installing new.
Ipswitch's new DRM will replace HASP from Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Inc. from IMail Server V10 forward.
: Please visit MyIpswitch.com for more information on managing licenses, and customer assistance.
: All previous IMail versions will continue to work and run using HASP from Aladdin.
- A new client was created to allow users with low-bandwidth (dial-up) capability for quicker access to their mailbox. Users can access this new client through the same standard web messaging login screen, by checking the new option . This new client does not have all the features of the standard web client, so as to keep the bandwidth as light as possible. Some features that cannot be accessed are Rules, Contact Groups, Search and Auto Suggest. See your under for more details.
- . This setting, This feature controls checkboxes on a current page or checkboxes for all messages in the mailbox folder.
- When this feature is checked, the "Check All" will mark all messages in the mailbox folder.
- When this feature is unchecked, the "Check All" will check only the messages on the current page.
- . By popular demand checkboxes for message selection/deletion has been implemented. For users that prefer the checkbox selection method a new option setting in can be checked. Please note the following:
- All new users by default will have the display checkbox preference turned on.
- For existing users who have an existing preferences.config (saved users preferences) file, the checkbox option will be turned off.
- For existing users that have never saved their preferences, they will be treated as a new user with the checkbox option turned on.
: checkbox for the Standard Web Client will only apply to the currently displayed page.
:Checkboxes require more space to display, hence fewer messages per page are displayed.
- - New web client calendar will provide a new web interface to allow scheduling tasks and appointments, that will work together with WorkgroupShare database. WorkgroupShare (IMail Premium Only) allows sharing of other user calendars, or public calendars.
- A link to the old web calendar will still be available in the Web Client. This link (located in the upper right corner of the Web Client) will only display as long as the Web Calendar Service is running. The new Web Calendar uses the WorkgroupShare databases and does not require services.
- . CalConvert.exe utility exists under IMail directory to allow the conversion of the old web calendar to the new WorkgroupShare database.
: Client computers that have invalid timezone settings will have problems with their appointment conversions.
: The new Web Calendar for the Web Client requires no services.
: For reminders to work properly, be sure that your pop-up blocker is turned off.
- System Administrators have the capability to access users web mail and preferences within the IMail Server. See your under for more details.
- System Administrators now have the capability to control the complexity of user password settings. These settings can be controlled in the in . These password levels are controlled in the Web Client when a user changes their password in preferences. See your under for more details.
- Account will now be suspended if the user fails to login with the correct User ID and password. The actual suspension of the account is dependent on the in . When a user is suspended due to unsuccessful login attempts, they will receive a message on the login page saying "Your account access has been suspended".
- is now available in the Web Admin under . The Web Admin will allow domain names to be forwarded to another designated IP address.
- for users can now be controlled by the System Administrator at the user level (User Properties) or domain level (Global User Changes).
options were added to the following Web Admin pages:
- . Redesigned with the following new features:
- New search feature to simplify finding a user.
- New sort capability by clicking on titles: Display Name and Email Address
- Contacts are now displayed one per line.
- New capability for multiple deletions.
- Telephone display on Contacts List page when present.
- . Preferences are now split into tab sections, for easier visibility.
- . Creating / Editing contacts are now split into tab sections for easier visibility.
Defect Fixes and Improvements
Installations that have converted their WorkgroupShare and Personal Contacts from Access to SQL or SQLExpress prior to IMail V10 must be sure that the following registry key exists and is set as follows before upgrading:
: This registry key setting, if missing, during upgrade will reset WorkgroupShare DB back to Access.
: Please refer to the following KB for more information on converting WorkgroupShare Access DB to SQL or SQLExpress: http://support.ipswitch.com/kb/IM-20070802-KF01.htm
- now works correctly for external ODBC User database.
- , and (Auto Responder) are now internationalized and can handle foreign characters. The Web Admin will now correctly display all foreign character sets, for the three User Preference settings in the web client.
- settings will now be skipped for users that are using SMTP Auth.
- Fixed issue of Domain Administrator not honoring settings when adding a user.
- List Administrator page will now display the associated and for each list, with sort capability for each column.
- under will no longer receive "Bad Socket State" in web messaging when the Domain Name(OHN) does not match.
- setting under has been changed to take "No Action" during new installation. Previously setting was using "Take the same action as spam".
- Issues of services crashing due to high volume logging has been fixed.
- . Fixed issue on Japanese OS where forwarding to a list would change encoding for the body of the message from UTF-8 to JIS.
- . Fixed issue where Web Client would not work when SMTP AUTH was disabled.
- . Fixed issue where a UserID beginning with a hyphen was not being rejected when using IMail User Database.
- . IMonitor has been removed to improve IMail performance. IMonitor produced many false positives and caused many other problems. For replacement ideas for IMonitor see the following KB: http://support.ipswitch.com/kb/IM-20071220-JH01.htm
- Personal Contact groups will now correctly delete a selected contact from a group.
- Public Contacts created in WorkgroupShare (IMail Premium) can now properly create and edit groups.
- Plain text email will now print in a larger font that is easier to read. Was increased from font size 8 to 10.
- Login page will now clear all session variables when it first loading.
- Fixed issue of Username containing an apostrophe not being able to reply to messages.
- Fixed issue of Japanese named files not displaying correctly.
- Updated Branding document for customizing the Web Messaging Client to include assistance for Web Messaging Lite Client branding. http://docs.ipswitch.com/_Messaging/IMailServer/v10/PDF/BrandingV10.pdf
- Updated document for Creating A New Language Resource File, which has new Strings.resx file that includes the new Web Messaging Lite Client and Calendar. http://docs.ipswitch.com/_Messaging/IMailServer/v10/PDF/CreateLanguageFileV10.pdf
- Now is assigning IUSR_machine-name Full control to SofTalk registry key.
- When IIS 6 is detected separate Application Pools will be created.
- IMail Premium - Path for the installation of Instant Messaging is now correctly placed in the proper folder.
- Fixed the Start menu shortcut to correctly recognize IMail Servers that are not using the default web-site in IIS.
IMail Server is an Internet standards based mail server system for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows 2003. IMail Server includes powerful antispam and antivirus management tools, a new Web-based administrator and client, and implements a series of programs that run as services including:
- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service for sending and receiving mail over the Internet or in an internal TCP/IP network.
- Post Office Protocol, version 3 (POP3) service to allow POP3 clients (such as Microsoft Outlook Client and Qualcomm Eudora) to download mail from the IMail Server.
- Internet Message Access Protocol, version 4 (IMAP4) service to allow IMAP4 clients (such as FireFox and Microsoft Internet Explorer) to access mail on the IMail Server.
- Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Version 2.1.22 service for publishing user information in an LDAP directory.
- Language support for Web Messaging: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional and Japanese
IMail also provides features such as a List server for creating and managing mailing lists and a mail to pager/beeper feature that lets you set up aliases on the IMail Server that forward mail from a mail client to preconfigured pager or beeper address.
- (Web mail client) lets you send and receive mail using a web browser. You can log on to the Web Messaging from a browser on any computer with a supported browser and manage email without installing email client software. When a user creates a mailbox in the Web client, the mailbox is created on the mail server and mail folders and messages reside on the server.
- (Low bandwidth mail client) allows users with low-bandwidth (dial-up) capability to access their mail quicker. To allow this capability, framesets, icons, and certain processes were removed to allow for faster load.
- (Server) provides local or remote access to IMail Server administration features via a Web browser. You can administer all email functions, including users, groups, services, shared calendars and contacts, and anti-spam and antivirus settings.
- If is implemented in current IMail (Premium) version, Microsoft® Outlook contacts are able to transfer and sync with IMail Web Messaging.
- I (available separately)
IMail AntiVirus Premium is fully integrated with IMail Server and is powered by Server, a high performance, scalable, reliable solution to protect against viruses.
- (available separately)
AntiVirus for IMail fully integrates with IMail Server and is powered by state of the art anti-virus technology developed by .
Provides standard IMail configuration with filtering.
Provides standard IMail configuration with Premium Antispam filtering, Instant Messaging and WorkgroupShare.
Registry Checker - Regcheck.exe is run automatically during a repair or upgrade, and can also be run from the command line. Regcheck troubleshoots registry conflicts during upgrades and repairs.
Ipswitch IMail uses InstallShield® Wizard to install the IMail components on your computer. Use the on-screen instructions to select the installation features that set up the mail server to your preferences.
The installation program automatically configures Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 or later and Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0 or later. It also sets user permissions automatically; however, if you need to configure permissions manually, the following Default IMail Permissions and Configuration must be set on your mail server to make it fully functional or for administrators who do not want to use the default configuration, you can use the Non-default IMail Permissions and Configuration. If you need to configure IIS manually, see IIS Settings. For using IIS Virtual Directories, see Using IIS Virtual Directories.
After installation, you have the option to launch the IMail Web Admin automatically. If you choose not to launch IMail Web Admin automatically, in your browser address box, type the IP address or domain name of the IMail Web Server followed by the path where you installed ICS Web Admin.
http://mail.domain.com/IAdmin, then press ENTER. The Ipswitch Web Admin login page appears.
Click Start > Programs > Ipswitch IMail Server > IMail Server Administration. The Ipswitch Web Admin login page appears.
To launch the Web Client, in your browser address box, type the IP address or domain name of the IMail Web Server followed by the path where you installed ICS Web Client.
For example: http://mail.domain.com/IClient, then press ENTER. The Ipswitch Web Client login page appears.
Web Messaging Notes for Upgraders
The Web Messaging templates have been redesigned and no longer support the Web template infrastructure implemented in previous versions of Web Messaging (included in IMail 8.2 and earlier). When you upgrade to IMail 2006 or later, the previous versions of the Web templates are not functional.
The private key file is protected using a password specified in SSL Configuration Utility. This password is required for decoding the key file while loading the SSL server. This password is stored in the registry and automatically retrieved during the loading process of SSL Server. The registry path for IMail is usually SOFTWARE\Ipswitch\imail\ssl. The registry path must be correct; otherwise an error message is generated and the files will not be created.
Changing Web Client Default Directory (Redirect)
To set a redirect so Web Messaging users do not have to use \IClient in the URL for Web Messaging:
- Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services. The IIS console opens.
- Right-click IClient (usually located under Web Site > Default Web Site).
- Select Properties. The IClient Properties dialog box opens.
- In the Execute Permissions list, click Scripts only.
- Copy the directory path in the Local Path box.
- Click OK.
- Right-click Default Web Site.
- Select Properties. The Default Web Site Properties dialog box opens.
- Click the Home Directory tab.
- Paste the directory path you copied from the IClient dialog box Local Path box into the Default Web Site Properties dialog box Local Path box
You can downgrade the IMail 10 Server back to a previous version of 2006 or earlier installation without uninstalling as follows:
- Open the Registry Editor and locate the following key:
- Change the Version value to 2000000 (hex)
- Launch the installation file and proceed as normal.
- When asked if you would like to convert your LDAP database, select no.
: The IAdmin and IClient virtual directories and web files will still be on the computer.
: Mailbox sizes are corrupted after downgrading IMail 2006 or later to an earlier version (IMail 8.x). If you have quotas set up, they will fail. To correct this, delete the .uid and .xml files.
: When downgrading IMail 10 Server to a previous IMail version, you need to delete the configuration.xml file from the top-level IMail folder
- Open the Add/Remove Programs applet in the Windows Control Panel.
- Select the IMail or ICS Edition you want to uninstall.
• Removing IMail Server using the Add/Remove Programs applet does not delete the IMail directory or the subdirectories and files it contains. To remove these, you must delete them manually.
• Everything is deleted in the Windows registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Ipswitch\IMail (but the Ipswitch key is not removed).
• Directories and files created by setup.exe are removed if they have not been modified. For example, if you have not added any users (and root never gets mail), the Users directory is removed. If these directories have been modified (i.e. the root or users accounts have received mail), you must remove them manually.
For More Information
You can download User Guides and view other information at the IMail Support Center at http://www.imailserver.com/Support/.
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