Control panel version 2

Filed in by Kirk Averett | August 22, 2005 11:34 am

After my earlier post inviting customers who read this blog to try out the new version of the control panel, we had a few requests.  I felt bad at the time that the note about the new control panel was hidden in among a slew of other new features and updates we had in the works.

In case anyone missed it the first time: drop a line to support@webmail.us if you’d like a chance to test drive the beta of our new control panel.

In addition to a completely revamped interface, here are a few of the features you’ll find:

Improved security
- with password expirations for administrative accounts, IP address restrictions, better session timeouts and protection against brute force password cracking[1].

Improved browser compatibility- the existing control panel works with Firefox and Netscape, but never officially supported those browsers.  The new control fully supports these alternatives to Internet Explorer.

Private label website provisioning for resellers- now you resellers can set up your own private label webmail sites.  SSL-enabled sites still have to go through support for now.  But this is a very useful tool for our resellers- set up a new PL site when it is convenient to you, and copy formatting from an existing customer’s private label site.

There are many other additions, big and small: high-speed interfaces, RSS feed manager, upgrade request form, new support page, and more.

Give it a try and let us know how you think!

-Kirk

Endnotes:
  1. password cracking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_cracking

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