MailEnable Enterprise Guide
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    The General tab of mailbox properties displays as below:



    Mailbox Name

    This is the name of the mailbox. Once created, this cannot be changed. This both identifies the user and ensures there is no duplication of mailbox names.  As the Mailbox Name is entered into the text box, the username entry just below it will change to reflect the entry.

    Username for mail clients

    This is the username used to be used for email clients. MailEnable uses the @ symbol to identify the post office the mailbox belongs to. This way, the same mailbox names can exist in different post offices (although the username to retrieve their email will differ, since the username is formatted as mailboxname@postofficename).


    The password for the mailbox. The client software uses this when connecting.

    Select random password

    Creates a random password. If password policies are enabled (which is done under the Servers->localhost setting), then it will generate a password to match.

    User must change password at next login You can force a user to change their password when they next log in by selecting this option. Forcing a user to change password is only performed by webmail. It does not affect users accessing their mailbox via other means.

    Mailbox Type

    Determines the access level for the mailbox. If the mailbox is given "ADMIN" rights, then the user will be able to administer this post office in MailEnable via the web administration interface. If the user is given “SYSADMIN” rights, then they will be given full control to web administration, and can alter any mail server setting.

    Mailbox has a size limit

    Limits the size of the mailbox. If an email will take the size of the inbox over this limit, the email is bounced back to the sender.

    Prevent user from authenticating

    If enabled, this will prevent a user from authenticating or logging into any service where the credentials for the mailbox are supplied.

    Mailbox is Disabled

    When a mailbox is disabled, it cannot be accessed via a service, such as POP3 or web mail. Useful for suspending account, it makes the mailbox or email mappings to the mailbox inactive, without deleting it.

    Deliver Messages with high priority Option for setting messages that are sent from the mailbox to be sent with high priority which will be placed within the SMTP Priority queue.

    Delete Inbox Messages

    Delete messages from the Inbox for the mailbox. Messages can be deleted if they are over a certain age, or all messages can be deleted.