Customizing mail

After you set up basic mail routing, you can customize the IBM® Domino® messaging system to improve performance and meet the specific needs of your organization.

For example, you can set inbound messaging restrictions to prevent unwanted commercial e-mail (UCE) from entering your system; implement restrictions on message size to conserve network bandwidth; enforce database quotas to ensure that users promptly delete old messages; set system mail rules to automatically process messages that meet certain criteria; and enforce security policies by encrypting messages delivered to user mail files and restricting message transfer to the Internet.

Before you customize your messaging system, you must:

  1. Make sure that your mail system is properly set up by reviewing the messaging requirements.
  2. Evaluate your customizing options and decide which you want to implement. Review the topic Controlling Messaging.