MailEnable Enterprise Guide
Installation
Installation > Installation

Welcome screen

The welcome screen informs that MailEnable is about to be installed. It also provides a warning outlining the copyright protection of the MailEnable product suite.

To continue installing the application, click on the Next button.

Please click the Next button to continue.

 

 

License Agreement

The License Agreement dialog box explains the licensing terms and conditions of installing and using the MailEnable product suite.

Read this carefully as it outlines all conceptual and legal issues between MailEnable and the End User in relation to the way the program can be used.

Please click the Yes button to continue.

Registration details

This screen is for entering registration details, which will be used and displayed in the Diagnostic Utility that will be outlined later in this document. Enter your name and company name in the boxes provided.

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Select installation components

The next part of the installation process is to select the MailEnable components to install.

Web Mail Service (Server) – This will install web mail for MailEnable. This option requires that Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed.

Mobile Web Mail Service (Server) - This will install the Mobile web mail interface. This option requires Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed and Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 framework.

Web Administration Service (Server) – This service will install web administration for MailEnable. This option requires that Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed.

Migration Utilities - Will install the Capture Migration Utility used to migrate accounts and messages from remote servers.

SMS connector - Will install the SMS service.

ClamAV Integrated Virus Scanning - Will install the ClamAV Antivirus application for scanning incoming and outgoing messages and automatically setup the relevant filtering options. Please see Antivirus Filtering for more information about ClamAV Integrated Virus Scanning.

Select the components to install.  Check that there is enough disk space required to install the selected components.

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Select application directory

This specifies the location where application files for MailEnable will be installed.  

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Select Program Manager group

The installation wizard will now prompt for the program group in Windows for the MailEnable icons and shortcuts installed. Accept the default settings to install the icons under the “Mail Enable” Program Group

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The Configuration Repository is a place to store the configuration files of MailEnable. By default MailEnable uses a TAB Delimited file structure (flat file structure), and since the configuration files are accessed continually, consider using a fast disk I/O sub system for this storage path to improve performance.

If intending to cluster MailEnable, specify a shared file services as the Configuration Repository location.  If the installation is only on a single server, use a directory that is local to that server (i.e. the default setting). 

To install into a different folder, click Browse, and select another folder.  If upgrading MailEnable, changing this directory will not move any existing data.

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The message store repository is where all the email data is stored. Email data can take up a large amount of disk space, so ensure a drive with plenty of space for future expansion is selected.

If intending to cluster MailEnable, specify a shared file service as the Destination folder (this can also be configured via the Administration Program after installation).  For a single server installation, use a directory that is local to the server (i.e. the default setting). 

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Creating an initial post office

When installing MailEnable for the first time, one requirement is to create a post office. A MailEnable post office should be created for each company or organization that is hosted under MailEnable. A MailEnable post office can contain multiple domain names.  It is therefore advised that post offices are named to be something more generic than the domain name. For example, MailEnable Pty. Ltd. owns domains mailenable.com, mailenable.com.au and mailenable.co.uk, so the chosen name for the post office for MailEnable Pty. Ltd. could therefore be MailEnable. The domains owned by MailEnable Pty. Ltd. would then be assigned to the MailEnable post office. Another common configuration is to name the post office the actual domain name, as this simplifies mailbox log-on (as users are often aware of the domain they log into).

A password needs to be assigned for the manager or postmaster of this new post office. The mailbox for the manager of a post office is called postmaster and is given administrative privileges for that post office (this allows the postmaster to administer the post office via web administration). It is advisable to use a complex password for this mailbox, and this password can be changed later.

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SMTP connector configuration

The installation will now prompt for specific details for the SMTP Connector.

These settings are outlined in the following table (all of these settings can be changed later):            

Setting

Explanation

Domain Name

The first configuration setting is the Domain Name for this server. The domain name should be the domain name of the organization that owns or is operating the server.  If this server is being used on the Internet, it is important that this domain name is registered. When MailEnable is sending out email to remote servers, it will announce itself as this domain.

DNS Host

The DNS host used by the SMTP Connector to locate mail servers. To use multiple DNS addresses, enter these here, and separate the IP addresses with a space. In most cases, the same DNS host(s) should be included as configured under the network TCP/IP settings for the computer.

SMTP Port

The SMTP port is almost always set to 25. Very rarely is another port number used and it is recommended that this setting remain as 25. Corporate or hosting companies/agencies may wish to use a different SMTP port to 25 to obscure the fact that the server is running SMTP services. If unsure, leave the setting as 25.

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Start installation

The installation program will prompt before it commences installing files and registering the application.

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The installation will now install files and display a progress window whilst the components are installed and configured.

Database schema warning

If MailEnable is being upgraded from a previous version, a warning will be shown that the database schemas for the configuration storage need to be updated. If a database is being used to store configuration information the Provider Migration Utility will need to be used (see the Using MySQL or Microsoft SQL server section) to ensure that the database schema is up to date. This should be done as soon as the installation is complete (do not perform this step before the installation has finished).

Please click the OK button to continue. 

Select web mail site

If more than one web site is configured under IIS, the installation application will ask under which web site to install the web mail virtual directory.  Install this either under the “Default Web Site” or an alternate site configured under IIS. Once the installation of MailEnable has completed, it will be possible to add or remove web mail from each of the web sites configured under IIS.

Note: Do not install MailEnable web mail under the “Administration Web Site”

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The installation application will display a dialog box while it configures web mail. The configuration of web mail may take several minutes, so please be patient.

Select web administration site

Web administration is installed if it was selected as an option from the component list in the Installation process section. If more than one web site is configured under IIS, the installation application will ask under which web site to install the WebAdmin Virtual Directory. Install the web administration under the “Default Web Site” or an alternate site configured under IIS.

Note: This functionality can be re-configured to another web site if required after the initial installation has been completed.

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Completing installation

Finally, set-up will inform that the installation procedure completed successfully.

Please click the Finish button to complete installation of MailEnable.

The installation program will advise if a reboot is required after install or upgrade.