mail.exe: Mail Accounts

The mail.exe utility serves to manage mail accounts. The utility allows the following operations:

  • creating and removing mail accounts
  • modifying mail account settings (mailbox quotas, antivirus protection, etc.)
  • managing autoresponders (mail reply messages to be sent automatically), mail redirection, and mail aliases
  • enabling/disabling the mail service on subscriptions
Location

%plesk_cli%

Usage
mail.exe <command> [[<mail name>@]<domain name>] [
<option 1> <param 1>[,<param 2>,...,<param n>]
[<option 2> <param 1>[,<param 2>,...,<param n>]]
... [<option N> <param 1>[,<param 2>,...,<param n>]]
]

 

Example

The following command creates the JohnDoe@example.com mail account, sets the password MyPass for it, restricts the size of the mailbox to 10240 KB, and enables bidirectional mail checkup for viruses.

plesk bin mail.exe --create JohnDoe@example.com -passwd MyPass -mbox_quota 10240K -antivirus inout

 

Commands
Command Parameter Description Example

--create or -c

<mail name>@<domain name>

Creates a mail account with a specified name.

To create a mail account with the name JohnDoe on the domain example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --create JohnDoe@example.com

or

plesk bin mail.exe -c JohnDoe@example.com

--update or -u

<mail name>@<domain name>

Updates mail account settings.

To set the size of the mailbox for JohnDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -mbox_quota 20480K

or

plesk bin mail.exe -u JohnDoe@example.com -mbox_quota 20480K

--update-service

<domain_name>

Switches mail service on or off on a subscription.

Requires the -status option.

To enable mail service on the subscription example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update-service example.com -status enabled

--rename

<email>

Renames a mail account.

Required option -new.

To rename mail account JDoe@example.com to roy@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --rename JDoe@example.com -new roy

--list or -l

 

Retrieves the list of email accounts.

To see the list of email accounts:

plesk bin mail.exe -l

--remove or -r

<mail name>@<domain name>

Removes a specified mail account from a domain.

To remove the mail account with the name JohnDoe from example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --remove JohnDoe@example.com

or

plesk bin mail.exe -r JohnDoe@example.com

--on

<domain name>

Enables mail service on a subscription.

To enable the mail service on the subscription example.com:

pelsk bin mail.exe --on example.com

--off

<domain name>

Disables mail service on a subscription.

To disable the mail service on the subscription example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --off example.com

--info or -i

<mail name>@<domain name>

Retrieves info about a specified mail account.

To retrieve info about the mail account JohnDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --info JohnDoe@example.com

or

plesk bin mail.exe -i JohnDoe@example.com

--help or -h

 

Displays help on the use of the utility.

To see the help info on the use of the utility:

plesk bin mail.exe --help

or

plesk bin mail.exe -h

Options
Option Parameter Description Example

-manage-virusfilter

true|false

Allows or prohibits managing the antivirus settings.

To allow managing the antivirus settings for the mail account JDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe -u JDoe@example.com -manage-virusfilter true

-manage-spamfilter

true|false

Allows or prohibits managing the spam filter settings.

To allow managing the spam filter settings for the mail account JDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe -u JDoe@example.com -manage-spamfilter true

-mailbox

true|false

Creates/Removes a mailbox.

Is false by default.

To create a mailbox for JohnDoe@example.com mail account:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -mailbox true

-passwd

<password>

Sets a password.

To set the 12345 password for JohnDoe@example.com mail account:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -passwd 12345

-passwd_type

plain|encrypted

Specifies the type of user password.

Ignored if no password is specified.

To set the user password to sample and password type to encrypted for the mail account JDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe -u JDoe@example.com -passwd_type encrypted -passwd '$1$3KWwrPxB$b6GLpDPpQVsljMRgAlQZG/'

-mbox_quota

<number>[B|K|M|G|T]

Limits the size of the mailbox.

To restrict the size of the mailbox for JohnDoe@example.com mail account to 10240 KB:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -mbox_quota 10240K

-aliases

add|del:<name1[,name2]>

Adds/Deletes mail aliases.

To add JD, JohnD mail aliases to JohnDoe@example.com mail account:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -aliases add:JD,JohnD

-mgroups

add|del:<alias>[,<alias_1>,...,<alias_N>

Adds a mail account to or removes a mail account from a mail group.

To add mail account JDoe@example.com to the mail group testgroup:

plesk bin mail.exe -u JDoe@example.com -mgroups add:testgroup

-forwarding

true|false

Enables/Disables mail forwarding for a mail account.

Is false by default.

To enable mail forwarding from John_Doe@example.com to John_Doe@sample.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update John_Doe@example.com -forwarding true -forwarding-addresses add:John_Doe@sample.com

 

-forwarding-addresses

add|del: <address 1>, <address 2>

Specifies e-mail addresses to which incoming mail should be forwarded.

It is required when enabling the -forwarding option for a mail account.

-status

<enabled|disabled|admin, parent, client>

Enables/disables mail service on a subscription depending on a parameter:

  • enabled - the mail service is enabled
  • disabled - the mail service is disabled
  • admin - the mail service is disabled on behalf of the administrator
  • parent - the status of the mail service is the same as the status of the subscription (e.g., if the subscription is disabled or suspended, the mail service is disabled; when the subscription is activated, the mail service will become enabled)
  • client - the mail service is disabled on behalf of the customer who owns the subscription

To enable mail service on the subscription example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update-service example.com -status enabled

 

To disable mail service on the subscription example.com on behalf of the customer:

plesk bin mail.exe --update-service example.com -status client

In this case, if the administrator suspends the subscription and then activates it, the mail service will remain disabled.

-new

<string>

Specifies new mail account name.

Used with --rename only.

To rename mail account JDoe@example.com to rroy@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --rename JDoe@example.com -new rroy

-cp-access

true|false

Allows or prohibits logging in to the Control Panel with the specified email address as the username.

This option, if 'true', creates an additional user with the specified email address as the user name and gives this user access to the Control Panel.

To prohibit the corresponding existing user from logging in the the Control Panel, use 'false'.

To create the mail account user4@ example.com and the additional user and to allow the user to log in to Control Panel with the email address as the user name and the password mypassword:

plesk bin mail.exe --create user4@example.com -passwd mypassword -cp-access true -mailbox true

 

To update the existing mail account user2@ example.com and create the additional user who can log in to Control Panel with the email address as the user name and the password mypass:

plesk bin mail.exe --update user2@example.com -passwd mypass -cp-access true -mailbox true

-description

<string>

Specifies a description of an email address to be displayed in Plesk.

 

To create a description of the mail account JDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JDoe@example.com -description "A mailbox for JDoe"

-json

 

Displays the output in the JSON format. Used with the --list command.

To see the list of mail accounts in the JSON format:

plesk bin mail.exe -l -json

-antivirus

off|inout|in|out

Sets an antivirus checkup of the mail traffic.

One can disable this option, or enable this checkup for the incoming mail only, or for the outgoing mail only, or for both.

To enable the antivirus checkup for all mail messages sent to JohnDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -antivirus in

-antivirus-incoming

true|false|server_wide

Manages antivirus checking for incoming mail traffic. You can switch it on and off for the whole server and for individual mailboxes.

To enable the antivirus checkup for all incoming mail messages sent to JohnDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -antivirus-incoming true

-antivirus-outgoing

true|false|server_wide

Manages antivirus checking for outgoing mail traffic. You can switch it on and off for the whole server and for individual mailboxes.

To enable the antivirus checkup for all outgoing mail messages sent to JohnDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -antivirus-outgoing true

-outgoing-messages-mbox-limit

<number>|default

Sets the limit on outgoing messages from a mailbox (per hour).

To set the Unlimited value, specify "-1". Specify "default" to set the value specified in server-wide settings.

To set the limit on outgoing messages per hour from the email address JDoe@example.com:

plesk bin mail.exe --update JohnDoe@example.com -outgoing-messages-mbox-limit 12

 

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