Email Built for Web Hosts

Email and Team Communication for Web Hosts and ISPs

SmarterTools started as a hosting company...

As we say on our Company page: "SmarterTools began as a way for web hosting companies to provide reliable, powerful and fully functional software that was simple for end users to understand and easy for server administrators to install."

What that implies, but doesn't explicitly state, is that SmarterTools was actually started by four guys: two who worked at a Windows web host and two who were hired on to develop software. That software turned into SmarterMail, SmarterStats and SmarterTrack. The purpose of building these products was simple: what was out there and available for hosting providers -- specifically Windows hosting providers -- was scarce, and the products that WERE available were horrible: they were slow, they performed poorly, they caused undue stress and strain on a server, they required constant management and more. So, we decided to build our own products. After a couple years, SmarterTools was earning enough revenue to separate from the hosting company and become its own, self-sustained business. That was in 2006.

And those 4 guys? They're STILL the owners and still working to make the best products on the market.

A secure, reliable and feature-rich email server

SmarterMail offers all of the features necessary for web hosts or ISPs, but at a much lower total cost of ownership. These features include:

  • Intuitive webmail client that works in any browser
  • Full team collaboration, including shared contacts, calendars, tasks and notes
  • Group chat features for connecting with team members anywhere in the world
  • Mobile synchronization for connecting to iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones and tablets
  • Complete task management
  • Conference room scheduling
  • Event scheduling, including attendee availability
  • Full contact management, including attachment, meeting and email history
  • Industry standard security, antivirus and antispam
  • MUCH more
All of this and more is available at a lower cost when compared to other email solutions, especially Microsoft Exchange or even Exchange Online. This is accomplished through automation and a web-based management system, in addition to lower hardware requirements. SmarterMail can run as a standalone server with minimal hardware and software, or even run alongside other applications due its low system requirements (RAM, CPU cycles, disk space, etc.).

Simple, Powerful Administration

Since SmarterTools was started by web hosters, we know email administration and management. SmarterMail was built with administration in mind, as a matter of fact. What did we focus on?

  • Spool Management - Reset priorities, force retries, reset retries, delete messages, move messages between spools and much more. Effective spool management is the hallmark of a good email server, and SmarterMail has that and more.
  • Security Galore - More on that, below.
  • Detailed Reporting - SmarterMail's reporting offers both system administrators AND domain administrators all the information they need to make decisions on how to best manage and maintain their email servers.
  • Robust Antispam and Antivirus - As spammers adapt, so does SmarterMail. With a default list of antispam measures including DKIM, DMARC, SPF, Greylisting and number of RBLs and URIBLs, PLUS the ability for system administrators to add their own blacklists, SmarterMail helps admins fight the bane of the internet.
  • Simple, Lightweight Installation - SmarterMail is one of the simplest email servers to install. We even take care of the IIS set up for you.

These are just a few of the options that make SmarterMail an email administrator's dream.

Built-in Email Security

SmarterMail has several features that can prevent an email server from being compromised, including:

  • Support for incoming and outgoing SSL/TLS connections
  • Administrator access restriction by IP address
  • Intrusion detection (IDS)
  • Email harvesting attack detection
  • Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention
  • Brute Force Attach detection
  • Active Directory authentication
  • Password policy enforcement
This is all complemented by the included antivirus and antispam features that can further protect customers from malicious activity, from becoming blacklisted or from daily new spam outbreaks that can overwhelm a server, not to mention individual mailboxes.

Failover Functionality Available

Email servers have now become the communication and collaboration hub within any organization. Therefore, any interruption of service can significantly impact productivity. Having a standby server means that when your primary server goes down, a hot standby is waiting to take over, thereby minimizing any downtime. When paired with third party monitoring services, System Administrators can even automate the failover process using SmarterMail's extensive Web Services to further minimize the impact on enterprise productivity.

Earn Revenue With Email

With users demanding more for less, managing an ISP or web hosting company can be a daunting task. It can be difficult to keep up with the standard hosting responsibilities of providing support, disk space, maintenance and more at the low cost that users expect. SmarterTools wants to see your business succeed, and we offer the right tools for the job! Counter the losses that come with hosting and keep your business profitable with a new revenue stream from SmarterMail.

You know, it's NOT a crime to charge users for premium services. Add-ons such as Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) and Cyren Premium Antispam, plus features like shared calendars, group chat, team workspaces, Active Directory integration, message and chat archiving and more can easily incur an extra $2 - $3 more per user, per month. Heck, that could be more than what you're charging for a month's worth of hosting! At the cutthroat rates web hosts are charging these days, you need to find money where you can get it, and email can easily become a revenue stream.

Have Questions?

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about SmarterTools or any of our products,
feel free to start a Live Chat with us or email our Sales Team. We're here to help!