You will typically want to do quite a lot of further configuration to tailor and secure your system. These include configuration of your multiple virtual domains, possibly limiting administration to certain IP addresses, maybe tailoring the customisable templates eg: /surgemail/web/index.htm, and converting the Web HTTP Port to 80 so that users can use your mail system by just typing in your domain name.
You probably will need to:
If you don't already have a DNS/MX record for your system you will need one before other people can send email messages to your new domain name from the internet. Ask the person who runs your DNS server to add a DNS and MX entry.
By default, SurgeMail will use 'NWAuth', a simple internal user database, suitable for any number of users. However, you may wish to select a different one, eg:
To do this select Modules from the navigation pane.
SurgeMail needs a DNS server to send to remote email addresses. SurgeMail will typically use the default operating system settings but if outbound mail is not getting sent you may need to specify this manually on the Global settings page. You would use the IP address of whatever upstream DNS server you would normally use eg: your ISP DNS server.
SurgeMail can act as a gateway / mail filter for a pre-existing mail server. This allows you to give users of that server access to SurgeMails spam, virus and friends features, which are configurable through the web interface. For more information about configuring SurgeWall see surgewall configuration and surgewall settings.
Still stuck? If so, search the
manual and examine the log file. If that fails email our support staff at:
firstname.lastname@example.org ideally send us your config file and log file eg: \winnt\surgemail.ini and \surgemail\mail.log on windows (or /etc/surgemail.ini and /usr/local/surgemail/mail.log on unix) and a good description of what's going wrong.
Note: If we tell you about a setting (or you hear about a particular setting eg g_dns_host) you can easily find this in the web interface by entering this in the 'find config setting' search field in the top left corner and pressing enter.
Note: Have you read How SurgeMail fits together? It will help your understanding of SurgeMail features.