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Minimize the program at start-up
The program will be minimized at start-up. If you select the "Show system
tray" option, it will be visible as an icon only in the system tray.
Minimize after pressing the 'X' button
This option enables the program to continue to work in the background
after the 'x' (close) button is pressed. If you want to close the program
after pressing the 'x' button on the main window, deselect this check
Move sent messages to Sent Items folder
If this option is selected, the program creates a copy of each successfully
sent message in the Sent Items folder. All attached files are also stored
in the Sent Items folder. If you send a lot of attachments, you should
probably periodically delete all messages from that folder, or disable
storing sent messages completely in the Settings/Advanced screen.
Move deleted messages to Deleted Items folder
If this option is selected, the program creates a copy of each deleted
message in the Deleted Items folder.
Run at system startup
If you activate this option, the program will automatically start with
the Windows start-up. You will not need to start it manually.
Show balloon tooltips when minimized
The program displays the tooltip window after receiving or sending messages.
Tooltips are also displayed in some other situations, like when the program
detects the new DNS server or automatically configures itself to run on
a new IP address.
Show system tray icon
The program will be visible as an icon in the system tray. When you
minimize it, it will not be viewed in the Windows taskbar. To access it,
you should click on the icon with the left or right mouse button.
When running minimized in the system tray, the program allows you to
access the most important options from the pop-up menu when you right-click
its icon. This simplifies the basic operations and allows you to have
more control over the program without opening the main window.
Allow the program to send messages inside the
The program can send messages to LAN addresses in which case every e-mail
must be addressed using the following format: User@IP or User@Computer.
Do not select this option if you do not use any internal POP3 or IMAP
server because it can slow down the sending process.
Delete messages that cannot be delivered before
The program is able to automatically delete messages from the Outbox
folder if fatal errors are received during the previous sending. This
helps the program to speed up sending because there is no need to try
to send messages that are clearly not deliverable.
Detect changed IP addresses and configure
If you configure the server to use the LAN or the Internet IP address
and if that address changes, the program will automatically detect the
new settings. The program allows you to select the IP address from the
'Host Name' drop-down list in the Settings screen. The next time your
IP address changes, it automatically detects the new settings.
This is useful if your computer's LAN address is not static. This is
also helpful if you change the connection to the Internet and your ISP
assigns the new IP address to the computer.
Run in Outlook 2002 compatibility mode
Select this option to enable PostCast Server to receive messages from
Outlook 2002. Do not select it if you do not use Outlook 2002 because
it slows down SMTP communication with all e-mail clients.
There is a known bug in Outlook 2002 when it sends messages to a local
SMTP server. Outlook drops the response to one of the commands that it
issues if the response is received too quickly. Outlook then waits for
its timeout period for the response (which was already received but ignored)
and then gives up.
Try also to assign a higher priority for PostCastServer.exe in Task
Manager tool on Windows 2000/XP/2003. Select Start>Run and enter taskmgr.exe
to start task manager. Locate PostCastServer.exe in the Processes tab,
right-click and select 'Set Priority > AboveNormal'.
Automatically check for updates
This feature downloads an ini file from our server which contains information
about the latest version. It uses standard HTTP connection to connect
to the postcastserver.com server and check for updates. It periodically
downloads a text file which contains information about the latest version
If the new version is available, the program automatically notifies
Server identity for "HELO" handshaking
You can specify the value that will be used for server identification
during the 'HELO handshaking' process that occurs every time the program
connects to remote mail servers. This value will also be used to create
a From e-mail address in bounced e-mail messages.
Some SMTP servers check if the HOSTNAME in the HELO field corresponds
to the IP address of the connecting host. In some situations the message
cannot be delivered if the value does not point to a correct domain name
or an Internet IP address of your computer. For more information about
this problem, see this page.