November 24th, 2008

New: Restrict What Email Addresses Your Users can Send Email To

LuxSci has had many requests for a feature where account administrators can restrict users to a well-defined set of email recipients.  This is very useful, for example, when setting up email for a specific purpose such as internal communications within a business or association, or in an educational or home setting to control where email is sent by minors.

This feature is now available and included with all email hosting accounts; it is called “Recipient Restriction” and is configurable under the “Outbound Tools” area of the LuxSci domain administration area.  Recipient Restriction allows administrators to:

  • Specify a list of email addresses and/or domain names to which their users will be allowed to send email
  • Exempt specific users from these restrictions
  • These restrictions are domain-wide and configurable on a per-domain basis.

With the restrictions in place, affected users of WebMail will be returned to the email composer with a notice when they try to send to disallowed recipients; they will be able to edit the message and recipient lists or save the message as a Draft.  When sending to a disallowed recipient via SMTP, the entire message will be blocked and the user will be sent a failure notice email message.

Recipient restrictions allow administrators to put tight controls on to whom messages can be sent.  LuxSci’s other existing outbound features — email scanning and capturing — allow administrators to control the content of outbound messages and to receive archival copies of all or selected outbound messages.  These features are included with all email hosting packages.

One Response to “New: Restrict What Email Addresses Your Users can Send Email To”

  1. Stop the Mail! Restrict Users from Emailing to Certain Addresses | LuxSci FYI Says:

    […] has supported restricting to whom users can send email messages for quite some time.  However, this implementation behaves like a “locked down allow […]

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