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Important Notes

There are several important release notes to be aware of before upgrading to this version.

  • IMPORTANT: After installing SmarterMail, the mailbox data for all users on the server will be indexed. This process may take several minutes and it is important that you do not restart the service during this process. In addition, you may notice that SmarterMail is temporarily using more resources than usual. After the initial scan is completed, server utilization should return to near normal levels. (7.0.3845)
  • IMPORTANT: Upon installation of SmarterMail 7.x, users' mailbox data will be reorganized and saved in a new file structure. As a result, SmarterMail 7.x cannot be downgraded to previous versions of SmarterMail. It is strongly recommended to do a full backup of your existing SmarterMail installation before installing SmarterMail 7.x. (7.0.3845)

Version 7.6.4100 (Mar 24, 2011)

  • Fixed: Calendar descriptions no longer include erroneous spaces.
  • Fixed: Improved compatibility with Internet Exporer 9.
  • Fixed: Messages can now be deleted from the advanced search grid.
  • Fixed: SmarterMail now handles calendar items whose recurrence rule is set to yearly but does not specify months or days the rule is valid for.

Version 7.5.4079 (Mar 3, 2011)

  • Fixed: Folders with ampersands in the name are now selectable in webmail.
  • Fixed: New domains added through the Web interface now use the folder path field for the domain's location on disk.
  • Fixed: The reset bounces button now displays as expected when editing a list subscriber.

Version 7.5.4072 (Feb 24, 2011)

  • Changed: SmarterMail will now add the from header field to messages sent through ActiveSync if the client did not supply that field.
  • Changed: When synching with SmarterMail using Exchange ActiveSync, a Deleted Items folder will be created on the device upon initial connection, ensuring iPhones / iPads will be able to delete message.
  • Fixed: Adding a report item to a new custom report no longer results in the creation of extraneous copies of the custom report.
  • Fixed: Appointment reminders created on mobile devices now sync to SmarterMail correctly via Exchange ActiveSync.
  • Fixed: Bounce detection now works for mailing lists that have hyphens in their names.
  • Fixed: Double byte characters set by Javascript are now properly encoded in the webmail interface.
  • Fixed: Folder names with apostrophes are now viewable when attached as a shared resource.
  • Fixed: Having a root.cfg file in a user's root folder on disk no longer changes the user's root mail folder from "[UsersRootFolder]\Mail" to just the user's root folder.
  • Fixed: If a user has not specified a display name, the domain alias address is now used as the display name when the user sends a webmail message using the domain alias.
  • Fixed: Made a change to the ActiveSync WBXML protocol that should improve support for out-of-office messages.
  • Fixed: Migrating calendar items from Gmail now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: Non-ASCII characers are now supported when syncing via CardDAV and CalDAV.
  • Fixed: Resolved an issue that in rare instances reset some users' passwords to blank following a server restart.
  • Fixed: Setting the primary administrator credentials for SmarterMail via web services no longer requires a restart of the SmarterMail service to take effect.
  • Fixed: System administrators can now delete custom reports.
  • Fixed: System-level reports emailed manually to recipients are now sent from a null email address instead of from admin@.
  • Fixed: The ActivateLicenseKey function in the svcProductInfo Web service now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: The custom reports grid now has a right-click context menu.
  • Fixed: The delivery threads section of the traffic statistics dashboard now updates as expected.
  • Fixed: The moredata tag command is now handled properly during a SyncML sync session. This allows calendar items to be properly synched accross multiple requests from the SyncML client (such as Outlook) to SmarterMail.
  • Fixed: The Send Email option now functions as expected when viewing contacts in the Global Address List (GAL).
  • Fixed: Users with with apostrophes in their usernames can now select email folders when accessing their account through webmail.
  • Fixed: When assigning a mailing list moderator on domains with more than 500 users, the moderator field now accepts a full email address as a valid value.

Version 7.4.3995 (Dec 9, 2010)

  • Changed: Messages submitted via Exchange ActiveSync now add a received line to the message header.
  • Fixed: Downloading attachments that contain apostrophes via webmail now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: Error and information messages that display on the login page now have consistent styling.
  • Fixed: Exporting multiple contacts in vCard format now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: File storage can now be enabled and disabled via Web services.
  • Fixed: Firefox 3.x now prints the HTML body of email messages correctly.
  • Fixed: Special characters such as ampersands are now properly encoded when using SyncML.
  • Fixed: The Send Email page used by system administrators to send mass messages to users no longer displays JavaScript erros upon loading.
  • Fixed: The UID value of a message is now returned in the response to an IMAP UID store command as required by RFC.

Version 7.3.3952 (Oct 28, 2010)

  • Changed: It is no longer possible to create a blank folder name through IMAP.
  • Efficiency: Improved email parsing for email header fields with large amount of data.
  • Fixed: An unindexed user's contacts list now displays as expected.
  • Fixed: Corrected an issue that could cause multiple reminders to be generated for the same calendar appointment.
  • Fixed: Folders in the file storage section can now be renamed as expected.
  • Fixed: HTML emails now print correctly.
  • Fixed: Printing an email message in Internet Explorer no longer results in smaller than expected font sizes.
  • Fixed: Settings on the default domain settings page no longer have their values validated if the tabs that contain them are not displayed.
  • Fixed: SmarterMail now reloads the Getting Started popup after the user allows popups for the site in their popup blocker.
  • Fixed: System administrators can now run the SmarterMail service and the SmarterMail IIS site in different bitness (64-bit and 32-bit modes).
  • Fixed: The Disable Users option on the Users page of the domain settings section now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: The SmarterMail service now functions as expected when the indexing service is stopped.
  • Fixed: To improve efficiency, the messages view no longer auto-refreshes if there are no messages in the selected folder.
  • Fixed: To prevent a potential loop, the mailing list command address no longer responds to messages without a return path.
  • Fixed: Users can now print the full content of an email message from their Web browser.
  • Fixed: Users can now view messages in folders that have an apostrophe in the folder name as expected.
  • Removed: Removed MailPolice URIBL list.
  • Security: Implemented various security fixes to prevent XSS and cookie stealing.

Version 7.2.3925 (Sep 30, 2010)

  • Added: The ability to migrate to SmarterMail from Microsoft Exchange using the built-in mailbox migration tool when the Exchange Web service access requires Windows authentication.
  • Added: The option to prevent a disabled user from receiving email messages.
  • Changed: Indexing now more aggressively tries to fill its open slots.
  • Changed: Indexing now only attempts to index an account on first login.
  • Changed: New messages now automatically display in the preview pane if the folder was previously empty.
  • Changed: The SMTP option not to append a received line to authenticated messages no longer requires the from address be a local address.
  • Fixed: A 403 error no longer occurs when adding or editing events using iCal on a Mac when running the webmail interface under IIS 6.
  • Fixed: Attachment file names with apostrophes now encode properly when downloading attachments via webmail.
  • Fixed: Contacts with invalid birthdays now sync as expected when using the Add to Outlook button.
  • Fixed: Deleting a mailbox from the ActiveSync Mailboxes page no longer causes the grid to disappear.
  • Fixed: Deleting a message in a popup window now functions as expected in Internet Explorer 6.0.
  • Fixed: Embedded styles in HTML emails no longer override SmarterMail's internal CSS styles.
  • Fixed: IMAP search results now include the most recently received message.
  • Fixed: IMAP searches now search the mailbox directly instead of using the indexing database to ensure all messages are included in the search.
  • Fixed: Impersonating domain A and then drilling down from system level reports into domain B now shows the correct statistics for domain B.
  • Fixed: IP reversal macros for SPF are now processed correctly in spam checks.
  • Fixed: POP logins with usernames that follow the user/domain format (i.e., jsmith/example.com) now work correctly.
  • Fixed: Reloading SmarterMail in Internet Explorer no longer stalls occasionally on the loading screen.
  • Fixed: SmarterMail now encodes semicolons properly, allowing contacts with semicolons in certain fields to sync correctly.
  • Fixed: SmarterMail now syncs events that have recurrence rules with old start dates when using CalDAV.
  • Fixed: Spaces are no longer removed from attachment file names when sending through webmail.
  • Fixed: The Add to Outlook option is now available when viewing shared calendars.
  • Fixed: The Commtouch Zero-hour Antivirus add-on now properly records viruses it finds for the virus report.
  • Fixed: The date/time formatting now matches the user's region settings when scrolling through messages.
  • Fixed: The mailbox migration tool now imports Microsoft Exchange contacts as expected.
  • Fixed: The option to use SSL when migrating a Microsoft Exchange mailbox to SmarterMail using the mailbox migration tool now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: To improve usability, the SmarterMail Synchronization Center no longer displays automatically on low-resolution devices.
  • Fixed: To reduce memory consumption, plain text attachments are no longer indexed.
  • Fixed: Uploading attachments now functions as expected in Internet Explorer if Flash is not installed.
  • Fixed: Users can now add themselves as an invitee when updating a shared calendar appointment.
  • Fixed: Web service calls now work using administrator credentials that have IP restrictions.
  • Fixed: When performing an advanced search, users can now open messages in translated folders.
  • Security: Enhanced file storage security.
  • Security: Turned on custom error messages to resolve an ASP.NET security vulnerability that allows an attacker to request and download files within an ASP.NET application.
  • Security: Various UI changes have been made to prevent XSS attacks.

Version 7.1.3876 (Aug 12, 2010)

  • Added: A popup window with a Getting Started checklist to help system administrators get new installations up and running.
  • Added: The ability to compose a new message by clicking New in the content pane toolbar.
  • Added: The ability to manually refresh the message list by clicking Refresh in the content pane toolbar.
  • Changed: Messages with message parts that have a name or filename attribute but are not explicitly marked as attachments (disposition=attachment) will still be treated as attachments when viewing through the web interface.
  • Changed: Messages with no received line are now assigned the date from the message header's date field for IMAP, POP, Exchange and Gmail migration.
  • Changed: To improve usability, menus with a lot of items are now scrollable.
  • Changed: To improve usability, the message hearder now displays a maximum of 10 recipients. A link has been added to allow users to view a list of all of the message recipients in a new window.
  • Fixed: A JavaScript error no longer displays when using Internet Explorer to view email attachments in webmail.
  • Fixed: Anonymous sessions now expire as expected.
  • Fixed: Appointment invitations created by some Google Android devices no longer cause the IIS worker process to use high CPU when viewed in webmail.
  • Fixed: Changes to the bypass gateway list now take effect immediately and do not require a service restart.
  • Fixed: Email messages no longer affect the color of text in the message header.
  • Fixed: From addresses that are encoded or with the friendly name outside of quotes are now sorted correctly in the messages list.
  • Fixed: IMAP searches no longer exclude the first message in the mailbox folder.
  • Fixed: Improperly formatted messages no longer cause the SmarterMail service to stop.
  • Fixed: Mailing list subject prefixes are now appended more intelligently when dealing with non-English cultures.
  • Fixed: Messages submitted through webmail are now checked for non RFC standard line delimiters and are automatically fixed.
  • Fixed: Messages that delimit lines with a single line feed character that is not RFC compliant now import correctly when using IMAP mailbox migration.
  • Fixed: Pages involving licensing calls are now significantly faster on some Windows Server 2003 installs.
  • Fixed: Preview pane settings now propogate as expected.
  • Fixed: The All Domains page now automatically refreshes when the system administrator adds a domain to SmarterMail.
  • Fixed: The compose page no longer selects the To field when replying to a message in Google Chrome.
  • Fixed: The inbox folder now displays at the top of the folder list regardless of casing ("inbox" or "Inbox") and is now properly selected when the inbox is set to display upon login.
  • Fixed: The option to enable Lite mode on the General Settings page now only displays if SmarterMail Lite can be enabled for the server.
  • Fixed: The title on the Calendar Settings page is now correct.
  • Fixed: Throttling event actions now properly parse the variable #throttlelimittype#.
  • Fixed: When viewing email messages, users can now use the move menu to move messages to folders with subfolders.

Version 7.0.3862 (Jul 29, 2010)

  • Added: The option to view messages in a horizontal preview pane.
  • Changed: Modified SmarterMail's IMAP implementation to work better with iOS4's implementation of the IMAP protocol.
  • Changed: SMTP blocking spam checks are no longer performed when the connecting server is in the bypass gateways list.
  • Fixed: Buttons in popup reminders now display properly in Internet Exporer 7.
  • Fixed: Changing the default system administrator's password via the welcome wizard now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: Disabling calendars, contacts, tasks, or notes for a domain now hides the appropriate section(s) in the webmail interface as expected.
  • Fixed: Domain search results no longer display the same domain multiple times if it also matches one or more domain aliases.
  • Fixed: Email addresses with angle brackets in their friendly name now display correctly when viewing messages.
  • Fixed: Email messages imported from Gmail now display the correct date.
  • Fixed: Enabling spam filtering on an IMAP or POP retrieval account now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: It is no longer possible for a single user to be indexed more than once at the same time.
  • Fixed: Mass messaging now works as expected.
  • Fixed: Plesk users can now add domains to SmarterMail 7.x.
  • Fixed: Recurring events with a scheduled end date now synchronize with Microsoft Outlook as expected when using the Add to Outlook feature.
  • Fixed: Resolved an issue that could cause SmarterMail to display no messages in a folder if a certain character was used in the subject of a message.
  • Fixed: The auto-responder editor now functions as expected in Internet Explorer 7.
  • Fixed: The Commtouch Dashboard now correctly indicates if a Commtouch add-on is not licensed.
  • Fixed: The correct user groups are now selected in the Groups tab when the domain administrator edits a user's settings.
  • Fixed: The index now updates as expected when a user renames a folder.
  • Fixed: The New menu now properly handles shared resources with apostrophes in their name.
  • Fixed: The status of tasks now displays correctly in non-English languages when viewing the task in Outlook.
  • Fixed: Upon upgrading to SmarterMail 7.x, all data for trusted senders now imports as expected.
  • Fixed: Users can now log in to SmarterMail via POP and SMTP without entering their full email address if the IP connected to exists for only one domain.

Version 7.0.3845 (Jul 12, 2010)

  • IMPORTANT: After installing SmarterMail, the mailbox data for all users on the server will be indexed. This process may take several minutes and it is important that you do not restart the service during this process. In addition, you may notice that SmarterMail is temporarily using more resources than usual. After the initial scan is completed, server utilization should return to near normal levels.
  • IMPORTANT: Upon installation of SmarterMail 7.x, users' mailbox data will be reorganized and saved in a new file structure. As a result, SmarterMail 7.x cannot be downgraded to previous versions of SmarterMail. It is strongly recommended to do a full backup of your existing SmarterMail installation before installing SmarterMail 7.x.
  • Added: A button to calendar appointment invitations that allows users to check their availability.
  • Added: A column to the domains grid that allows system administrators to easily view the file storage usage for each domain.
  • Added: A follow-ups view that gives users the ability to quickly find all flagged emails.
  • Added: A message notifiying the user when the session times out. In addition, the wemail interface now automatically refreshes the page or logs the user out.
  • Added: A new page to manage custom reports.
  • Added: A new tree control to optimize performance and browser compatibility.
  • Added: A redesigned SmarterMail skin that optimizes the number of clicks and improves browser performance.
  • Added: A synchronization center that easily allows users to determine which devices they can sync with SmarterMail.
  • Added: Advanced search functionality to allow users to quickly search their entire mailbox.
  • Added: An auto-complete page to manage automatically saved email addresses.
  • Added: Automatic folders such as Inbox, Deleted Items, Junk E-mail, Drafts, and Sent Items are now translatable in the web interface.
  • Added: Calendar appointments are now fully indexed for improved search speed and results.
  • Added: Contacts are now fully indexed for improved search speed and results.
  • Added: Implemented a new windowing system to improve interface speed and browser compatability.
  • Added: Location settings to the Getting Started wizard.
  • Added: Mail content is now fully indexed for improved search speeds and results.
  • Added: Measures to prevent a system administrator from creating a domain in the default domain folder.
  • Added: Measures to prevent message corruption when system settings change.
  • Added: New menu controls to increase performance.
  • Added: Notes are now fully indexed for improved search speed and results.
  • Added: Primary system administrators now have the ability to create multiple system administrator logins.
  • Added: Searching for a domain now also searches for domain aliases.
  • Added: SmarterMail now pulls email addresses from the Sent Items folder and saves them separately from emails in the contacts list. These emails addresses are used to improve the auto-complete feature.
  • Added: SmarterMail now supports file system upgrades to better facilitate future functionality.
  • Added: Support for CalDAV and CardDAV.
  • Added: Support for free and busy status to calendar items.
  • Added: SyncML WBXML is now supported.
  • Added: Tasks are now fully indexed for improved search speed and results.
  • Added: The ability to flag messages for follow-up.
  • Added: The ability to link messages to tasks.
  • Added: The ability to store files on the server and share them via resource-friendly http links.
  • Added: The ability to upload multiple attachments at a time.
  • Added: The ability to view the 7-day weather forecast on the calendar (U.S. users only). Weather information is provided by the National Weather Service.
  • Added: To improve usability, charts on the reports page are now dynamically sized based on the browser window size.
  • Added: To improve usability, select sections such as Email and RSS Feeds now show unread counts as badges over their respective icons.
  • Added: To improve usability, users now have the ability to choose their default calendar view (daily, weekly, monthly or all appointments).
  • Added: Users can now optionally show 5-day weeks in the monthly and weekly calendar views.
  • Added: Users can now select what hours are visible by default on the daily calendar view.
  • Added: Visual indicators that a message is flagged for follow-up.
  • Added: Webmail now automatically updates the folder the user is currently viewing when a new message is received.
  • Changed: All menus within SmarterMail now require a click to open.
  • Changed: Appointment invitations have been restyled to improve usability.
  • Changed: ClamAV has been updated to the latest win32 port.
  • Changed: Contacts and Global Address Lists entries without email addresses no longer display in the recipients popup when the user clicks To while composing a new message.
  • Changed: Delivery options such as the message priority and requesting a read receipt have been moved to a dropdown menu on the compose page.
  • Changed: Disabling outgoing SMTP for a user now prevents the user from sending messages through webmail.
  • Changed: Input boxes and drop down controls now use the Arial font instead of Arial Unicode MS except when required on IE 6. This allows text in text boxes to more accurately represent non-unicode characters.
  • Changed: Revised the error message that displays if a user tries to send an email that exceeds the message size limit.
  • Changed: SmarterMail no longer asks the user to confirm deletion when a single item is selected in the messages grid.
  • Changed: SmarterMail now gives new users the option to import email and collaboration items from a third-party mail server when they log in for the first time.
  • Changed: SmarterMail now has the ability to remember the last page a user was viewing in each section of the interface.
  • Changed: The ability to impersonate a user has been moved to the left tree.
  • Changed: The calendars section was redesigned to reduce clicks and features improved searching capabilities.
  • Changed: The contacts section has been redesigned to reduce clicks and features improved searching capability. The redesign also makes it easier to find items related to a contact, such as recent emails and appointments.
  • Changed: The content filtering option to delete the message has been renamed to more accurately reflect its actual method.
  • Changed: The domain settings folder in the domain administrator's settings area is now open in the left tree view by default.
  • Changed: The error handling on the aliases page has been improved.
  • Changed: The language drop down on the login page has been moved to the lower left.
  • Changed: The login page has been redesigned to match the new webmail interface.
  • Changed: The notes section has been redesigned to reduce clicks and features improved searching capability.
  • Changed: The reports section has been redesigned to increase usability and streamline common processes.
  • Changed: The splitter control was redesigned to improve performance and browser compatibility.
  • Changed: The system administrator tree view has been reorganized to improve usability.
  • Changed: The tasks section has been redesigned to reduce clicks and features improved searching capability.
  • Changed: The Telerik controls have been updated to the current version (2010 Q1).
  • Changed: The trusted senders page now uses an infinitely scrolling grid to improve usability.
  • Changed: To improve usability, searching throughout SmarterMail has been simplified.
  • Changed: To improve usability, the grid on the Mapped Resources page is now sortable.
  • Changed: To improve usability, the top row of the weekly or monthly calendar remains visible if the user scrolls the page.
  • Changed: Users no longer have the option of double-clicking a message and having it load in the preview pane. Double-clicking a message in the content pane now loads the message in a popup window.
  • Changed: When creating a weekly recurring appointment, the day of the appointment is now selected by default for the recurrence.
  • Efficiency: Improved the caching of calendars, notes, and tasks to improve web interface responsiveness while browsing these items.
  • Efficiency: Improved the compose page code to optimize performance.
  • Efficiency: Improved the performance of the auto-complete feature on the compose page when dealing with large data sets.
  • Efficiency: Log file downloading has been improved to better handle larger log files.
  • Fixed: All text on the login page now updates to the correct translation when changing browser languages.
  • Fixed: Clicking Save too quickly on the Add Appointment page no longer causes multiple invitations to be sent.
  • Fixed: Exchange ActiveSync now pushes IMAP and POP changes.
  • Fixed: Exchange ActiveSync now synchronizes tasks that have a reminder time but no due date as expected.
  • Fixed: Extraneous SmartHost information is no longer written to the .hdr file when no SmartHosts have been configured.
  • Fixed: If a secondary email address is listed in a user's profile, Exchange ActiveSync searches of the Global Address List will return the primary email address in search results.
  • Fixed: Improved support for Nokia phones syncing via SyncML.
  • Fixed: SmarterMail now functions as expected when service access control is enabled for a domain and later disabled.
  • Fixed: The options in the preview pane toolbar are now more relevant when viewing a message in the Drafts folder.
  • Fixed: Updated the SpamAssassin Pattern Matching Engine data files to resolve the Y2K10 issue.
  • Removed: Mailing list templates have been removed.
  • Removed: Removed the settings menu from domains. To manage settings for a domain, the system administrator must now click Manage in the content pane toolbar.
  • Removed: The auto-refresh option on the Account Settings page has been removed as it no longer applies.
  • Removed: The option to display the preview pane below the content pane has been removed.