To ensure the security of email accounts, system administrators can specify minimum requirements for user passwords. For example, by requiring passwords that include both uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, administrators can ensure users don't use weak passwords.

Applies to SmarterMail 8.x - 15.x

Follow these steps to configure password requirements for user accounts:

  1. Log in to SmarterMail as the System Administrator.
  2. Click the Security icon.
  3. Expand the Advanced Settings folder and click Password Requirements in the navigation pane. The password requirement settings will load in the content pane. 
  4. The settings available will vary depending on the SmarterMail version. To specify requirements, select the appropriate checkboxes. 
  5. Click Save.

 

Applies to SmarterMail 13.x-15.x

NOTE: Later versions of SmarterMail allow administrators to configure a password expiration policy, where a user's outgoing SMTP can be blocked if requirements are not met. 

Follow these steps to enable a password expiration policy:

  1. Login to SmarterMail as the system administrator.
  2. Click the Security icon.
  3. Expand the Advanced Settings folder and click Password Requirements in the navigation pane. The password requirement settings will load in the content pane.
  4. In the Password Expiration field, type the number of months until a password needs changed. Check the Enabled box.
  5. Adjust the User Notification Timing accordingly. These time intervals will be used to notify users when their password will expire. (If SMTP disabling is enforced, these intervals will be used to notify users when their auto-block grace period will end and, subsequently, their outgoing SMTP will be disabled.)
  6. Click Save.

Follow these steps to disable SMTP for password violation enforcement:

  1. Login to SmarterMail as the System Administrator.
  2. Click on the Security icon.
  3. Expand the Advanced Settings folder and click Password Requirements in the navigation pane. The password requirement settings will load in the content pane.
  4. In the Auto-block Grace Period field, type the number of days a user has to change their password after a password violation before they can no longer send outgoing email.
  5. Click the checkbox for Disable outgoing SMTP when auto-block grace period ends
  6. Adjust the User Notification Timing accordingly. These time intervals will be used to notify users when their auto-block grace period will end and, subsequently, their outgoing SMTP will be disabled.
  7. Click Save.

For more information, refer to the SmarterMail Online Help.

 

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