MailEnable Enterprise Guide
SMTP - General
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Local Domain Name

The domain name of the server that MailEnable is installed on, or the default domain for the configuration. It is used for system messages, to announce the server when it connects to remote server, and when remote servers connect to MailEnable if the host name has not been specified.

Default mail domain name

The default mail domain name for the server, which usually matches the default MX record. For example, if you have configured in your DNS to point to your mail server, then you would enter this here. If a host name has been specified for an IP address on the server, then that value will override this host name.

DNS Address

The DNS that the local machine uses. If using more than one DNS, separate the addresses with a space character. If the SMTP service fails to connect to the first DNS, it will try the second or subsequent DNS. Use the DNS that is configured for the local network. Remember that this is not necessarily the DNS of where the domain name is registered.

Specify the email address when sending notifications

The address from which notifications are sent. When MailEnable sends out email such as message delivery delays, or delivery failures, it will use this address as the "from" email address. Usually this would be (substitute your domain here). Make sure this is a valid email address.

Enable CRAM-MD5 Authentication

CRAM-MD5 Challenge-Response Authentication Mechanism is intended to provide an authentication extension that neither transfers passwords in clear text nor requires significant security infrastructure in order to function. Only a hash value of the shared password is ever sent over the network, thus precluding plaintext transmission.

Enable TLS The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol allow clients to connect to the SMTP service over the standard port and then negotiate for a secure transaction. TLS is only available on inbound connections. The SMTP connector will use the SSL certificate that has been configured for the server. 
Drop Folder The drop folder is a folder that you are able to put email messages into, to be sent by the SMTP service. The email messages must be in RFC822 plain text format, and the recipient(s) of the message will be taken from the email header.