SMTP Question

louie55

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Hello,

I am a server admin and I am considering the purchase of DirectAdmin. I was just wondering how the mail server used with DirectAdmin handles SMTP. Can you set usernames and passwords so that not just anybody can relay mail through the server? I would like to filter by username and password and not IP addresses that way my mail users can roam to different computers and still be authenticated to send mail. I do not want to leave my mail server wide open to spam relaying. If it is possible, how easy is it to set up?

Louie
 

ProWebUK

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By default open relay is disabled, you can setup email accounts (username/pass) from within the control panel.

Chris
 

louie55

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Ok, thank you. Does this mean that the username and password set up for the account will be used for POP3/IMAP access and SMTP access? Also, what is the name of the e-mail server that DirectAdmin uses?

Louie
 

nobaloney

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louie55 said:
Ok, thank you. Does this mean that the username and password set up for the account will be used for POP3/IMAP access and SMTP access?
Yes.
Also, what is the name of the e-mail server that DirectAdmin uses?
DirectAdmin uses Exim.

Jeff
 
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