How to Change the Login Attempts in SmarterMail 15.x and earlier?

Smartermail server provides the security feature on a failed login attempt. By Default, a user can be locked out for 5 minutes after 10 failed login attempts. You can change this setting as per your requirement. Following are the steps to change the maximum failed login attempts for the Smartermail.

 

  1. Open the Smartermail Web.config file located at the default location C:\Program Files (x86)\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\MRS or C:\Program Files\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\MRS.

  2. Find the following line in the web.config to change the number of attempts before the block.
<add key="ForgotPassword.BruteForceDetection.TriesBeforeBlock" value="10"/ >
  1. You can edit the value to change the failed login attempt before the block is applied.

  2. Find the following line in the web.config to change the block time.
<add key="Login.BruteForceDetection.BlockTime" value="5"/ >
  1. You can edit the value to change the blocking time for the IP Address.

You can verify the setting by entering the wrong credentials to smartermail at your end.

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