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how to install smartermail and configure windows firewall on websitepanel

How to Install SmarterMail and Configure Windows Firewall on WebSitePanel
Referring to: How to Install and Configure WebsitePanel Windows 2008 Server Follow these steps for further configuration of WebsitePanel

Step 4: Installing SmarterMail

The process of installing SmarterMail 6.x is almost identical to that of SmarterStats 5.x in the previous chapter; however, there are some differences, including the steps for activating the license. As such, it is advisable that you read through this chapter if you are not familiar with the entire SmarterMail 6.x setup.

1. If your received a SmarterBundle from SmarterTools with your dedicated/VPS purchase from us, you will need to locate the download and licensing email you received from SmarterTools. This email will provide you with the direct URL to download the latest version of SmarterStates. Alternately, you can visit the SmarterTools website and locate the SmarterStats product page to find the download location. Be sure to visit the download location with your server’s web browser.

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2. Once you download the file, click “Run.”

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3. You may encounter a security warning confirming that you do, in fact, wish to run the software. Click “Run.”

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4. Once the SmarterMail wizard appears, click “Next.”

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5. You will then need to Accept the terms of the license agreement, then click “Next.”

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6. Next, you can select a destination folder for the installation, or click “Next” to use the default location (recommended).

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7. Once the wizard is complete, click “Finish.”

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8. A new browser page will open, letting you know that SmarterMail is initializing, after which you will be prompted with a Welcome screen. From here, you will need to provide your SmarterMail 6.x License key, which you can locate in the SmarterBundle email you received from SmarterTools. After you enter in the key, click “Next.”

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*If you do not provide a license key, your SmarterMail installation will operate as a Free edition. For more information about the Free edition, please visit the SmarterTools website.

9. Next, you will need to provide the email address and password associated with your SmarterBundle, which is located in the same email as your SmarterMail 6.x license key. Once you provide that information, click “Next.”

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10. On the next page, you will need to provide an admin password for the mail server. You may also change the Hostname and Username if you wish. Once done, click “Next.”

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11. Next, provide the IP addresses for your primary and secondary DNS. Although we have not yet set up DNS records on the server, go ahead and provide the two IP addresses you plan on using as your primary and secondary DNS. This will usually be the included IP addresses you received with your server purchase.

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12. The next step will be your SmarterMail paths. Unless you have a specific reason for changing what is already shown, click “Next.”

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13. If you would like to enable ClamAV (anti-virus software), click the checkbox; then click “Next.”

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14. Select a spam profile, then click “Next.”

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15. If you would like to enable Greylisting on the server, click the checkbox; then click “Finish.”

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16. Now, for better performance, we’ll want to turn off the built-in web server for SmarterMail and then configure it to run in IIS. To do this, go to your server’s start menu, then click “Computer.”

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17. Double-click on “SYSTEM (CSmile

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18. Double-click “Program Files (x86).”

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19. Double-click “SmarterTools.”

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20. Double-click “SmarterMail.”

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21. Double-click “Web Server.”

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22. Double-click “STWebConfig.”

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23. On the “Web Server Config” dialog box, click “Stop.” This will stop the SmarterMail web server.

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24. On the “Startup Mode” dropdown, select “Disabled.”

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25. Click “Apply.”

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26. Click “Close.”

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27. Open up (or go to) IIS Manager, which you can reach from the Start Menu > Administrative tools.

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28. In IIS Manager, on the Connections pane, click on “Sites.”

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29. On the Actions pane, click “Add Web Site…”

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30. On the “Add Web Site” dialog box, enter in SmarterMail for the “Site name” field. The “Application Pool” field will auto-populate with the same name.

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31. For “Physical path,” click the browse button

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32. Browse to C: > Program Files (x86) > SmarterTools > SmarterMail > MRS. Then click "OK."

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33. Under the “Binding” section, select an IP address from the dropdown that is different from the one you used for your SmarterStats server. Note that the port number is “80.”

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34. Click “OK.” Be sure that the checkbox for “Start Web site immediately” is checked.

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35. Your SmarterMail installation is now complete. You can access your SmarterMail server by visiting your IP address via port 80; for example

Step 5: How to Configure Windows Firewall for WebsitePanel

To avoid any firewall restrictions when trying to access the WebsitePanel portal, or when uploading files via FTP, or even when sending or receiving email, we'll need to create new rules in Windows Firewall.

1. To access Windows Firewall, go to Start > Server Manager.

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2. Click on “Go to Windows Firewall.”

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3. Scroll down, then click “Inbound Rules.”

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4. On the Actions pane, click “New Rule…”

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5. We will begin with a rule that will allow you access to the WebsitePanel portal from any internet-connected web browser. On the first step of the wizard, click the radio button for “Port”; then click “Next.”

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6. Select “Specific local ports:”, and then enter port number “9001”. Then click “Next.”

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7. On the next step, select “Allow the connection,“ then click “Next.”

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8. Select the Domain, Private, and Public profiles, then click “Next.”

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9. Provide a name for the rule, then click “Finish.”

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10. To open a port for SMTP traffic, click “New Rule…” again, then follow the above directions to create a rule for port 25.

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11. Now we will create a rule for Filezilla. This time, however, instead of a port, we will be creating a rule for the program. Click on “New Rule…”, then, at the start of the wizard, select the “Program” radio button; then click “Next.”

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12. Select “This program path:”, then click “Browse…”

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13. Double-click “SYSTEM (CSmile.”

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14. Double-click “Program Files (x86).”

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15. Double-click the “FileZilla Server” folder.

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16. Click to highlight “FileZilla server.”

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17. Click “Open.”

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18. You’ll now see the program path set to “...\FileZilla server.exe”. Click “Next.”

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19. Click “Allow the connection,” then click “Next.”

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20. Select the Domain, Private, and Public profiles, then click “Next.”

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21. Provide a name for the rule, then click “Finish.”

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(This post was last modified: 10-11-2011, 04:05 PM by UltratechHost.)

Dinesh Kumar Mohanty
Ultra Web Solutions®
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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