MailEnable Standard Guide
Web Mail - General
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Setting

Description

User can set their display name

This allows a user to create a friendly name in the web mail options.  This display name will only be used when sending from web mail.

User can change their passwords This gives a mailbox user the ability to change their password in the options of the web mail.
Create URL and email hyperlinks for plain text messages

Enables the underlining and HTML link creation for emails and URLs in a message formatted in plain text format.

Display HTML mails in preview window

Selecting a message in the inbox the web mail message will be automatically displayed in the preview window underneath the inbox list.  The main reason for not viewing in HTML would be performance reasons and, in some cases, security.

Enable help Enables help links within the web mail interface
Show branded logos Enables/Disables company logos within Web Mail displayed in the top left hand corner of the interface.
Don't add client IP addresses to headers Enabling this option will hide the clients IP address within the message RECEIVED header line when sent from Web Mail.
Show YouTube Previews Will render YouTube video links in messages so that the videos can be viewed within the message.
Enable Media Player Enables MP3 media player so that MP3 files can be streamed from within a message attachment or within MyFiles storage files.

Default Character Set

This is the character set that will be used as the default for web mail users.  Users can change this option once they log in under the Settings option page. By default the character set is US-ASCII which does not cater for extended characters. If emails that have been sent from web mail and are missing extended characters or they are displayed incorrectly, it could mean that the user has not set their character set.

Default time zone

This is the time zone that will be used as the default for web mail users.  Since the web server is accessible by users throughout the world, the server needs to adjust the displayed date of the messages in a user’s folder to properly reflect the time relative to their location. For example, if a user in Australia was using web mail on a server in the United States, they would want to see their inbox list displayed with the received date of the messages in their local time instead of a US time.

To do this, the web mail browser sends to the server the time zone offset configured on the client computer. If the client computer does not have the correct time zone configured, they will not see the messages with the correct times.

Site Configuration

If the Configure… button is selected the Site Configuration screen is displayed. The screen will list all the web sites that are published under IIS. Web mail can then be installed or removed for each of these sites.  See the Publishing via host headers of virtual directories section for more details.