Use the primary web interface for everyone to login.
mail.yourprimarydomainname.com can be used for all of your hosted domains. Their domain information will be picked up from their username and everything will work properly, whether they are sending and receiving via a client, or logging into SmarterMail's webmail interface via a web browser.
http:// will connect on port 80
https:// will connect on port 443
If desired, you can build IIS redirects for all of your hosted domains, IE:
and have them redirect to https://mail.yourprimarydomainname.com
The same is true for SSL/TLS. Unless you want to purchase a certificate for each domain, or a server-wide wildcard certificate, all you need to do is use the FQDN of your primary e-mail server and have them use that information for their logins.
This is all predicated on how your DNS is setup. The PRIMARY MX server for each hosted domain will be the FQDN of your SmarterMail server. This will function for non-SSL as well as SSL. It will function for the web interface. It will function for MX to MX TLS encryption.
Setting up any MX server will require a solid knowledge of DNS and IIS HOST HEADERS. It will also require that SmarterMail's webserver is disabled, forcing all access via the IIS interface, whether you are working at the server or remotely.
The ports will all have to be setup and bound to the SSL certificates, for both SSL and TLS. The ports will all have to be the standard ports used by all MX servers for POP, IMAP, SMTP, etc:
They will have to be bound to the FQDN of the PRIMARY server IP ADDRESS:
and you will have to bind your PUBLIC IP ADDRESS to the FQDN of the HOSTNAME of the SmarterMail server:
this will be the same hostname which is used in the GENERAL ====> SERVER INFO ====> HOSTNAME box.
While there will be some work involved in setting this up, it will provide a much more secure connection for all of your hosted customers.
An added benefit of going "full enforced SSL/TLS" is that you can DISABLE PLAIN TEXT LOGINS and that will force all transactions between clients and desktops to be fully encrypted - no more plain text passwords traveling over the internet, susceptible to interception and capture by hackers.
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