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.