Hosting Slab9 on your own server
If you want to license our system, we can arrange that for you for a fee.
Help with email
How do I set up my email?
USERNAME or ACCOUNT ID or LOGIN: email@example.com
(important! - must be your entire email address)
PASSWORD: (something like) Yr^Pss^#W1*Rdd (but not that)
(we recommend using upper and lower case letters with numbers. Your email account is important to your security)
POP3/IMAP Access - use this information for setting up your mail client (Thunderbird, Outlook, Mail)
INCOMING MAIL SETTINGS
POP / IMAP server: mail.yourDomain.com (replace 'yourDomain' with your domain here)
Use SSL: checked
If you get a warning during initial check, you can either hit "connect" or "save this certificate." The certificate is valid, but a warning sometimes shows up.
OUTGOING MAIL SETTINGS
SMTP server: outgoing.slabmedia.com
Use SSL: checked
SMTP server port: 465 (recommended)
SSL should be checked or set to on: for outgoing mail using outgoing.slabmedia.com
Authentication: USE SAME AUTHENTICATION for outgoing mail AS YOUR INCOMING MAIL
ie: your username and password for your incoming mail (see above)
QUOTA: The mailboxes have 2GB of disk space in the Inbox of your mailbox. If you need more space, let us know. We may need to upgrade your mailbox format to avoid slowness. If not, you can either set your mail program to remove msgs periodically, or you can go in through WebMail and move/delete msgs from the Inbox. If you go over quota, incoming msgs will be bounced.
PASSWORD: The password can be reset through the WebMail interface.
iPhone/iPad Email Walkthrough (iOS 7/8)
2) In the “Accounts” section, click “Add Account”.
4) Click "Other"
5) Click “Add Mail Account”.
6) In “Name” type your name, in “Email” type your full email address, in the password field type your email password, and in “Description” type your name. Click "Next".
7) On the next screen, make sure “IMAP” at the top is blue. Enter the values as listed below, substituting your email address for "firstname.lastname@example.org". Incoming mail server should be bigslab.mail.pairserver.com, and the username would be email@example.com. It is important that your outgoing mail server (also known as an SMTP server) be outgoing.slabmedia.com! Your username and password are the same as those you entered for the incoming mail server. When complete, press "Next" to proceed.
8) At this time, if you encounter an SSL related prompt, click “Continue”. The account may take a moment to verify.
9) On the next screen, turn off “Notes” and press “Save”. Your email account should be viewable in Apple’s iPhone Mail.app now! Please give the device a minute or two to sync your data.
How do I check my mail using WebMail?
Each email account has access to WebMail. To create a new message, click "compose." Your IMAP folders are listed on the left, to view a message, just click on it. You will see options to reply, delete, forward, etc, just like any mail application.
I am using IMAP to check my mail, how do I archive messages off the server?
In Mac Mail
In the menubar, Go to Mailbox > New Mailbox and create a new mailbox called my_IMAP_archive - or something you want to hold your off-line mail. Make sure it is inside of the "On My Mac" folder in the pull down menu.
Then go to the menubar and under Mail pull down to Preferences
Now click on Rules and then Add Rule
Give it a name like "Archive IMAP Mail"
Using the pull down menus, set up the rule to say that if Date Received is More Than 30 days old, Move it to my_IMAP_archive (or whatever you named it).
Save and apply - and you are done. Mail will check to see if there are messages on the server that are more than 30 days old, and pull them down for offline viewing. This prevents your inbox from becoming huge and un-checkable.