Revert a Licensed Version of SmarterMail to the Free Edition

In order to deactivate a license and revert an installation back to the free edition, remove the license key and activation code from the mailconfig.xml by doing the following:

This article applies to recent versions of SmarterMail. View articles for SmarterMail 15.x and earlier.
<licenseKey></licenseKey>
<activation></activation>
  1. Log into your server as the administrator.
  2. Using Window Explorer, navigate to the installation folder for the SmarterMail service (by default c:\program files\smartertools\smartermail\service).
  3. Make a backup of the file mailconfig.xml.
  4. Open the mailconfig.xml file with Notepad.
  5. Find and delete these lines: 
  6. Save the file and then close it.
  7. Stop and Start the SmarterMail Service.
 
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