SmarterMail 11.x Public Stable Release

After some extension beta testing and feedback received by SmarterTools on the Beta Release of SmarterMail 11.x, SmarterTools officially announce the full stable version release of SmarterMail 11.x on 28 Feb 2012. The full release change log of SmarterMail 11.x as below. SmarterMail 11.x is available to be upgraded by users who has current active upgrade protection. If you are running an expired upgrade protection of SmarterMail and would like to upgrade to SmarterMail 11.x, reinstate your upgrade protection with us today – you will received 10% discount off SmarterTools RRP plus Free Uptime Monitoring Services and 1 Year of Free SSL certificate through our SmarterTools promotion.

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Important Notes

There are several important release notes to be aware of before upgrading to this version.

  • IMPORTANT: SmarterMail 11.x no longer offers a Lite Edition. (Version 11.0.4807)

Version 11.0.4807 (2013-02-28)

  • IMPORTANT: SmarterMail 11.x no longer offers a Lite Edition.
  • ADDED: 17 different spell-check dictionaries are now included by default.
  • ADDED: Aliases can now be individually included or excluded from the Global Address List (GAL).
  • ADDED: An abuse detection rule allowing blocking of IP addresses that exceed a set number of authentication failures over SMTP, POP, IMAP, LDAP or XMPP.
  • ADDED: An API function to retrieve the list of all ActiveSync users.
  • ADDED: An option to force spell checking on an outgoing messages to help improve communication and accuracy.
  • ADDED: API for Disabling User and their different statuses.
  • ADDED: Authenticated senders may now be notified when delivery of a message to certain recipients will be delayed.
  • ADDED: Back end changes and improvements to support the latest generations of browsers.
  • ADDED: Chat history searches now allow searching of chats through aliases.
  • ADDED: Contacts now may have pictures associated with them.
  • ADDED: Content filter actions for flagging a message and setting its priority.
  • ADDED: Cookies Notification on all login areas to comply with EU Cookie Laws.
  • ADDED: Domain administrator email address can be added as a variable inside of event actions, allowing administrators to create common system level notification events for disk space usage.
  • ADDED: Domain administrators can now sort users by status on the domain admin Users grid.
  • ADDED: Implemented the UIDPlus extension for IMAP.
  • ADDED: Improved spell checking with better accuracy and support for grammar checking.
  • ADDED: Incoming gateways now have an option to set an action for non spam messages.
  • ADDED: Interface colors and style sheets can be overridden from within the Web interface.
  • ADDED: IP addresses that no longer exist on the server may now be deleted from IP address bindings.
  • ADDED: Log files written to the MRSApp_DataLogs folder are now searchable by the system administrator through the web interface.
  • ADDED: Previously missing user settings such as the backup email address to the Get and SetRequestedUserSettings functions for the svcUserAdmin web service.
  • ADDED: Print preview now includes a list of attached file names at the bottom.
  • ADDED: SmarterMail now scans for corrupt grp files and fixes them when possible.
  • ADDED: Spell checking that ignores email addresses and URLs.
  • ADDED: Status messages and tip text now drops down from the top of the page and no longer disrupts the page flow.
  • ADDED: Support for IPv6 addresses.
  • ADDED: The ability to clean old calendar items at the system, domain and user levels to help keep a user’s calendar manageable.
  • ADDED: The ability to rename domain shared resources. (E.g., Conference Rooms)
  • ADDED: The web interface now supports right to left languages to better accommodate countries with non-Western character sets.
  • ADDED: Users are now able to set start and end dates for auto-responders.
  • ADDED: Users may now be warned if they send a message containing the word “attachment” but no files have been attached or if the subject is empty.
  • ADDED: Users may now set which tab (Daily, Weekly, Monthly or All Appointments) to display by default when viewing their calendar.
  • CHANGED: Archived messages that were sent to aliases will now be searchable using the alias address. Previously only the final delivery addresses were searchable.
  • CHANGED: Auto-generated API documentation now allows details to be shown/hidden.
  • CHANGED: Buttons that save or commit changes in modal windows have been moved to the right to be consistent with user interface standards.
  • CHANGED: Carbon copied (CC) addresses are now included in the message body when forwarding or replying in webmail.
  • CHANGED: Chat history log files have been consolidated to one file per day per user.
  • CHANGED: Disabled domains and users are no longer reported to incoming SmarterMail gateways as valid recipient addresses.
  • CHANGED: Fixed sizing of many dialog boxes and input fields to make them easier to use.
  • CHANGED: Language strings have been simplified so that they are easier to translate.
  • CHANGED: SmarterMail now provides Global Address List features in the Pro version.
  • CHANGED: The help link now defaults to “help for this page”.
  • CHANGED: The help popup has been moved to a drop down selection list in the top right of the interface.
  • CHANGED: The message grid now colors the subject of unread messages to help distinguish them from read messages.
  • EFFICIENCY: ActiveSync: Significantly Improved performance issues for large mailboxes and for clients that request All Messages.
  • EFFICIENCY: CSS files have been converted to LESS which makes stylesheets much smaller, more efficient and speeds up rendering in browsers.
  • EFFICIENCY: Faster startup of the mail service by improving SpamAssassin rule loading.
  • EFFICIENCY: Increased performance and reduced memory requirements for loading sections of the web interface.
  • EFFICIENCY: Re-factored and completely re-wrote many areas of the web interface to reduce the amount of JavaScript code, CSS and HTML, making the entire web interface much faster, much more responsive and much lighter weight.
  • EFFICIENCY: Replaced the message editor control with a more light weight control.
  • EFFICIENCY: Substantial decrease in SmarterMail Service memory requirements by improving SpamAssassin rule loading.
  • EFFICIENCY: The button bars were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
  • EFFICIENCY: The context menus were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
  • EFFICIENCY: The date pickers were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
  • EFFICIENCY: The tree view controls were re-factored to be lighter weight controls.
  • EFFICIENCY: Updated WebDAV logging to be smaller and easier to read.
  • FIXED: ActiveSync issues for native email clients on Samsung devices, most notably Galaxy S III and Note II.
  • FIXED: ActiveSync: Accepted Appointments on iPhone would occasionally show as grey.
  • FIXED: ActiveSync: Certain recurring calendar appointments would not show on Microsoft Surface products.
  • FIXED: ActiveSync: LG Optimus G should now function as expected.
  • FIXED: ActiveSync: Moving or Deleting messages in Outlook 2013 via ActiveSync will no longer duplicate messages in the destination folder.
  • FIXED: ActiveSync: Surface RT wouldn’t connect with Remote Wipe policies enabled Surface PRO.
  • FIXED: An issue where the SmarterMail could successfully update the ClamAV database but would still update again every pass through the delivery loop.
  • FIXED: Calendar invites sent as attachments will now display their original message and not the invitation control.
  • FIXED: Chat history searches now take into account the viewing users time zone.
  • FIXED: Fixed an issue on re-sizing the compose message page when using the Chrome browser where labels and fields would overlap.
  • FIXED: Messages created during the SmarterMail 10.0 BETA will now load properly when a mailbox is rebuilt.
  • FIXED: New auto-complete entries will strip off the “mailto:” prefix, if it exists.
  • FIXED: Searching a mailbox folder now shows the count of messages found in the search in the grid section header.
  • FIXED: System generated messages now include a return-path header.
  • FIXED: Temporary SMTP rejections due to greylisting no longer increments the bad SMTP sessions (Harvesting) abuse detection rule for the sending IP address.
  • REMOVED: Composing messages in plain text has been removed.
  • REMOVED: Flash controls have been removed from the report dashboards.
  • REMOVED: Removed the “do not show this again” option on modal windows.
  • REMOVED: The option to enable/disable animations in the web interface has been removed.



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