Import / Export Spam Settings from One SmarterMail Server to Another

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For enterprise organizations, ISPs or other businesses that manage multiple mail server installations, keeping spam settings consistent across those servers has its challenges. SmarterMail, however, makes it easy to use the same set of antispam rules for all of the mail servers across your organization by containing global spam settings in a single JSON file. This allows administrators to configure a solid set of antispam rules on one server, then easily upload that server's antispam JSON to any SmarterMail server - right from the Web interface! As an added bonus, email administrators can even work together to create and share their own antispam JSON files, combining their experience and understanding to create the most reliable settings available.

IMPORTANT NOTES: 
- The spamConfig.json file does not exist within the system files. This data within the spamConfig.json file is pulled from the Settings.json file and is generated by SmarterMail when using the export feature. When a spamConfig.json file is imported, the data from that file is merged in to the Settings.json. 
- Spam settings should only be shared among servers running the same SmarterMail version. 

Export a SmarterMail server's spam configuration

  1. On the server whose antispam configuration should be copied, log in to SmarterMail as a System Administrator.
  2. Click on the Settings icon.
  3. Click on Antispam from the navigation pane.
  4. Under the Options tab, click on the Actions (...) button and select Export Spam Settings. The server's spamConfig.json file will be downloaded to the local machine.


Import a SmarterMail server's spam configuration

  1. On the server whose antispam configuration should be replaced, log in to SmarterMail as the System Administrator.
  2. Click on the Settings icon.
  3. Click on Antispam from the navigation pane.
  4. Under the Options tab, click on the Actions (...) button and select Import Spam Settings
  5. Upload the spamConfig.json file from the original SmarterMail server and click Import. The current spam configuration will be replaced with the configuration settings from the imported file.
 
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