New Account Defaults

New Account Defaults

Default Account Settings

Use this field to specify a default Mailbox name template for new accounts. In addition to being the Mailbox, this value will be the user's login. 

Mail directory
Use this field to specify a default mail directory for new accounts. These directories are where the actual mail files delivered to the mailbox will be stored. Care must be taken to ensure that once expanded, the template provided here will form a true DOS™ path.

Note: MDaemon supports a basic system for directory hashing. Under NTFS, for example, keeping multiple directories under the same root can cause performance problems. To reduce this problem you can use the new macro $MAILBOXFIRSTCHARSn$ where 'n' is a number between 1 and 10. This will expand to the first 'n' characters of the mailbox name. Changing your default mail directory template to something like the following will achieve a decent directory hashing system:

These switches are used for designating default values for various account settings.

Allow POP Access
This switch governs whether or not POP access to the mailbox is allowed.

Allow IMAP Access
This switch governs whether or not IMAP access to the mailbox is allowed.

Retain a local copy of forwarded mail
If the account is forwarding mail to another address it may not be necessary for MDaemon to retain a copy of the message in the users local mailbox. This switch governs that action.

Account can modify the public address book
Click this option if you want the account to be able to add and delete entries from the WorldClient or LDAP-based public address books.

Caution!: If the Account is synchronizing folders with ComAgent then modifications could be propagated to all users. Exercise caution when enabling this feature.

Allow changes to the account settings via email messages
This switch determines whether the user has access to account variables through remote email messages. This feature allows the user to perform common account maintenance such as changing passwords or mail directories by sending specially formatted mail messages to the server.

Hide account from calendar, 'everyone' list and VRFY results
Enabling this switch allows the accounts to not automatically be available for the Everyone list, calendar invites, and VRFY smtp command results.

Restrict account to sending and recieving local mail only
This switch governs whether or not user is allowes to send or recieve emails locally or remotely.

Enable automatic extraction of MIME encoded attachments
If set, this switch causes MDaemon to automatically extract any Base64 MIME embedded file attachments found within incoming mail messages. Extracted files are removed from the incoming mail message, decoded, and placed in the account’s File Directory, or in some other directory if you have enabled the Attachment Linking feature and designated an alternate directory. A notice is placed within the textual portion of the mail message in place of the encoded data which states where the file was placed and what the file name is. If Attachment Linking is enabled then an html hyperlink will appear in the message that can be used to download the file. This feature is extremely useful for mail transport systems and clients that do not have built in MIME capability or that require encoded parcels to be extracted and placed in separate directories from the textual portions of the mail message before being submitted into the mail stream.

Users who access their accounts through mail clients such as Eudora or Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express may not wish to use this option since those more powerful email clients can properly handle MIME Base64 encoded attachments.

Web Access
Account can access email via WorldClient

When this switch is enabled, the new accounts will be able to access their email via the web by default.

Account can modify its own settings via WebAdmin

The following options may be enabled or disabled individually depending on your preferences for your users.

  • Edit Real Name
  • Edit mailbox
  • Edit password
  • Edit mail directory location
  • Edit forwarding address
  • Edit advanced forwarding
  • Edit filters
  • Edit EVERYONE list setting
  • Edit mail restrictions
  • Edit quota settings
  • Edit MultiPOP settings
  • Edit autoresponder settings
  • Edit allow changes to account via email

Apply to all accounts now
Clicking this button will cause the settings on this tab to be applied to all existing accounts. Use with caution. 

Default Quota Settings

These controls are used for designating default values for a new account’s quota settings.

Enable quota restrictions

If this control is enabled, the below quota settings are enabled by default.

Maximum number of messages in mailbox (0 = no limit)

This value represents the maximum messages the user can have in their mailbox.

Maximum disk space consumed by mailbox (0 = no limit)

This value represents the maximum size in MB of the user's mailbox.


On the groups tab you may specify account groups that new users are added to by default.