Configuring for First Use
Changing Admin Password
Global Component Settings
User Interface Settings
8.1 Preparing LISTSERV
8.2 Default Tracking URL
Tracking and Recipient Profiles
Editing INI Files
User Interface Branding
International Character Sets
Standard Default Ports
Settings for Maestro User Interface
To select settings for the Maestro User Interface, click
on the Global Component Setting icon from the home page of the Administration
User Interface. Next, click on the Maestro User Interface link.
Figure 21 Global Component Settings
for Maestro User Interface
Click on a link to define or edit the following settings.
The top three selections define application settings, and the bottom five
selections define application defaults.
- General Administration – Defines general Maestro
User Interface settings including:
- Backup Folder – Defines the folder where the
daily backup of the Maestro User Interface will be written. If left
empty, the default backup folder will be used. Use a relative or absolute
path. Relative paths are relative to the Maestro User Interface's
- Number of previous backups to keep – Defines
the number of previous backups that will be kept each time a new backup
is made. If set to "0" (zero), then only the most current backup is
- Event transfer interval – Tracking events are
initially collected in Maestro Tracker, but before they become available
for reports, they need to be transferred to the Maestro User Interface.
So as not to over burden the components, these transfers happen in
"bursts," and this parameter defines the time interval between bursts.
As a result, there will not be any apparent changes in reports until
the next interval has past, transferring more tracking data from Maestro
Tracker to the Maestro User Interface.
- Job archive folder – Defines the folder where
archived jobs are saved. Archived jobs are special ZIP archive files
that are removed by the administrator from the Delivered Jobs listing
in the Maestro User Interface. If left empty, the folder named "archive"
inside the Maestro User Interface application home folder will be
- Log level – Sets the level of logging for the
Maestro User Interface Component.
- Runtime Administration – These settings allow
the administrator to influence the availability of the Maestro User
Interface, for example in the event of a system shutdown. The administrator
can disable the Outbox, lock log in access, present a text message
at the top of each screen to actively logged in users while the login
is locked, and create a message that appears to any user trying to
login while the login is locked.
Figure 22 General Administration of
the Maestro User Interface
- Database Connection – Defines the setting of the
Maestro User Interface database, which includes:
- Maximum number of buffered connections – Defines
the maximum number of "open" database connections the Maestro User
Interface will keep open at any time. After the Maestro User Interface
has finished using a connection, it will not close the connection
again, but keep it open as a buffered open connection.
- Database connection choice – Select
the option button "Use Internal Connection"
to use the internal database (based on MySQL) as
the Maestro User Interface database. Select the option
button "The following custom connection
is used" to use an external database. In
this case, select the corresponding database plugin
from the pull-down menu. Once a plugin has been
selected, a set of input fields will appear where
it is necessary to enter details for the database
connection such as server name, database port, database name, user name, and password. The exact details
depend on the plugin selected.
Figure 23 Custom Database Connection
- Database Plugins – Register and unregister database
plugins. Database plugins allow databases to communicate with LISTSERV
Maestro. For more information see Section
9 Database Connection.
Figure 24 Database Plugins
- Default LISTSERV Connection – Defines the default
LISTSERV connection and the LISTSERV Connection for automatic bounce
handling. The default setting is used for all accounts that do not have
single user or group LISTSERV connections defined. LISTSERV settings
defined at the user or group level will override the default settings
for only those users or groups. As a result, it is possible to have
some users and groups using the default LISTSERV settings and other
users and groups using settings defined at the user or group level.
In high volume environments, a special LISTSERV instance that is dedicated
to handling bounced mail may be used. If this is the case, define the
settings of this second LISTSERV instance in the lower fields. For more
information on each input field, see the online help. For more information
on preparing LISTSERV to work with LISTSERV Maestro, see Section
Figure 25 Default LISTSERV Connection
- Default Tracking URL – Generates the tracking URL
for all accounts where no explicit tracking URL is defined on either
the single user or group level.
- Tracker Host – Enter the host name of the server
running the Maestro Tracker component.
- HTTP Port – Enter the port where the Maestro
Tracker component on the Maestro Tracker host listens for HTTP connections.
The default port number is 80.
Important Note: All accounts and groups must use
tracking URLs that point to the same physical Maestro Tracker server,
using the same HTTP port. Although it is possible to enter different Maestro
Tracker host names and port settings on the same global application, group
level, or individual user level, all those entries must point back to
the same physical server, using the same HTTP port. For more information,
see Section 8.2 and the online help.
Figure 26 Default Tracking URL
- Default Size Limits – Sets a size limit for e-mail
messages and any file uploaded to the system. The size
limit for an e-mail message applies to the total byte
size of the message (after all transfer encoding and
MIME multipart wrappers have been applied). If the message
exceeds the size limit, the delivery will fail. The size
limit for all uploaded files includes recipient lists,
attachments, image files and so on. See Figure
10 for a screen shot.
- Default Drop-In Content Restrictions – Create a set of parameters
to set up a list of files or URLs that are available to use as drop-in
content elements. See the online help for more information on using
this setting. See Figure
12 for a screen shot.
- Default Recipients Restrictions – Sets the type of recipients
the user is able to use for an e-mail job. If "Disabled" is selected,
the option will appear grayed out in the Maestro User Interface, and
the user will not be able to select it. If "Hidden" is selected, the
recipient type will be disabled and will not appear at all in the Maestro
User Interface. See Figure
13 for a screen shot.