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MediaServe

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Hi Guys,

I was testing Kerio Mailserver to use it for a hosting service. I just can't find any way to automate the mailserver administration/management. We want to add some functions to our control panel like:

- create a new email domain
- create or delete user accounts
- manage password
- manage forwards, auto responders, aliases

Is it possible "at all" to do these things? Maybe there's a COM component or a command line interface to manage the mailserver? Perhaps I can directly edit the CFG files, or isn't that a good idea?

Thank you in advance...

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Thomas Lobker, MediaServe
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winkelman

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AFAIK there is no API to connect to the server so there's no direct way of configuring KMS outside of the built in ways.

You could edit the cfg file, however:
- The cfg file is only read in upon server start, and
- Upon server stop the cfg file is written back (so if you modify it with a running server, the modifications wil be overwritten upon stoppen KMS.

This all means changing the cfg-file is only usefull with a stopped KMS. This may or may not be a problem for you.
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MediaServe

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Hi winkelman,

Thanks for your quick reply. So as far as I understand, the only way is to stop the server, edit the CFG files, then start the server again. I think that can be done with a scheduled task every hour :)

edit: perhaps a suggestion for the next release, to implement an API

[Updated on: Fri, 04 November 2005 19:42]


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Thomas Lobker, MediaServe
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MediaServe wrote on Fri, 04 November 2005 10:41

I think that can be done with a scheduled task every hour :)



That wouldn't be terribly realistic as anyone using webmail would be kicked out when the mail server restarted. This would especially anger users in the middle of typing up a long email message.

For user administration, you could look at using an external directory service, such as Active Directory or Open Directory and link KMS to that.

Basically everything else you listed there, KMS is not currently designed to do at all. Although user account stuff could be handled by the Kerio web admin interface in 6.1.

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