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Direct/Permanent Connections - (Cable, A/DSL etc)
Mailtraq operates effectively with a permanent Internet connection. Since it is a fully compliant Internet server, other mail servers can connect directly for mail delivery, further improving the reliability of e-mail.
Note: This is the normal default connection.
No Internet Connection (Local Network Only)
Choose this option if Mailtraq is connected to a local network only.
Synchronised Online Times
Choose this option to configure Mailtraq's access to a local network which is only available at certain times of the day or during certain days of the week. Connection periods in 15 minute intervals for each day of the week can be marked out on the grid revealed by clicking on Edit.
Virtual Network (Router handles dialup for network)
Choose this option if Mailtraq's Internet or network access is controlled by a router which has its own dialling facilities.
Dialup and ISDN
The Mailtraq Dialup services manage connections to your Internet Service Providers, and other remote computers. The service either uses Windows Dial-Up Networking (RAS) or works in conjunction with Network Routers and third-party services.
The dialup service allows Mailtraq to connect to the Internet automatically with comprehensive scheduling, or on demand (such as when Mail is awaiting delivery or a user needs to browse the World Wide Web).
Mailtraq supports multiple dialup connections, with fallback where a service provider supplies multiple numbers.
In addition, whenever the machine operator or other software makes an Internet connection, Mailtraq can detect this and use the on-line time for e-mail delivery and other services. This can dramatically reduce your on-line requirements and costs. Read more ...
Mailtraq works effectively with ISDN terminal adaptors and routers, although Mailtraq can more precisely control an ISDN T/A and reduce the need for a more costly router. Mailtraq can make frequent, brief connections that suit ISDN and it's billing style.
Mailtraq can be configured with virtual scheduled dialup, whereby it operates according to schedule rules by leaves the connection management to the router. This is substantially more cost-efficient than using a router alone, where every e-mail related event may require a dialup.
Mailtraq logs dialup activity, both through the general purpose event logging service and through customised Dialup usage reports.