Setting Up Your
The first time you
run the Alert Post-A-Board, the Configuration Wizard will
appear. You can also access the Wizard from the program's
consists of 3 short pages requesting information for the Post-A-Board
Here's what you'll
need to enter:
This will be the name of the person who will be acting as Post-A-Board
Administrator. This name must be used to log into the Administrator
Section to create and modify message board information. Example:
Enter the Administrator's password here. The password can be from 4
to 20 characters in length.
Enter the password a second time to make sure it was entered correctly.
Now click the
"Next" button and page 2 will appear:
Name For Your System: Here you should enter the domain name used
to access your server machine - IF you have a domain name. For
example, "myserver.com". If you don't have a domain name,
leave this field blank and Post-A-Board will use your Internet IP
address instead when creating links.
"Next" button again, and page 3 will appear. On this page
you'll need to enter SMTP Email server and address information so
Post-A-Board can automatically email users and board Managers when necessary:
Name or IP Address: Enter the domain name of your SMTP Mail
server here. If you don't know what it is, look in your email program
to find out. If you can find out the IP address of your mail server,
enter that instead for faster automatic emailing. For example, "mail.mymailserver.com".
for "From" Header: When Post-A-Board sends email to a
Manager from the Administrator, this is the email address the email
will come from. If you are Administrator enter your email address
here. For example, "firstname.lastname@example.org".
"From" Header: This is the name that email will appear
to be from. Enter the full name, ie "John Doe".
Now click the
"Finish" button, and the Alert Post-A-Board Server window
will appear as shown below:
"Open" Button next to the "Post-A-Board
Administration" text box to begin your first session as
Administrator. The Administration Panel will be opened in your
default Web browser.
Note that the
settings you entered into the Configuration Wizard can be modified by
clicking "Administration" then "Settings" from
the Post-A-Board Server Menu.
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