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We provide free SSL connections to end-users who wish to use SSL to access the webmail or configure their email clients (Outlook, Mac Mail, Thunderbird, etc.). You will not need to maintain or pay for the SSL certificate if you use the following default mail servers for your email service.
Cluster A: mail.hostedemail.com or mail.emailhome.com
Cluster B: mail.b.hostedemail.com or mail.mailconfig.net
- Purpose of white labeling service
- Options for SSL installation
- Installation costs
Purpose of white labeling service
If you would like your customers to access webmail over a secure custom subdomain URL (e.g., webmail.yourdomain.tld), and use the custom hostname for incoming/outgoing mail servers, we can install the SSL certificate for you on our hosted email servers. To get started, make sure that the domain (e.g., yourdomain.tld) exists under the Email section in the Reseller Control Panel. Also, please map your subdomain (e.g., webmail.yourdomain.tld) to our email server using a CNAME record.
Options for SSL installation
CSR generated by OpenSRS
OpenSRS generating the CSR is the preferred option for security concerns. If you are choosing to have the CSR generated by us, but you are purchasing the SSL, we require the below details to generate the CSR.
|Subdomain to use (e.g., webmail.yourdomain.tld)||Data required|
|State (full state name)||Data required|
|Locality (full city name)||Data required|
|Organization (full legal company or personal name)||Data required|
|Organizational Unit (branch of the organization)||Optional|
Please email us the required information. We will then generate a CSR for you that can be used to purchase an SSL certificate. The certificate can be purchased from OpenSRS or from other providers. When ordering the certificate, please choose Apache or Apache+modSSL as the server type. We support 2048 bit encryption only, so please do not obtain a certificate with a higher or lower level of encryption.
CSR generated by the reseller
If you have already generated your own CSR and purchased the SSL, please contact our team to send us the private key along with the certificate details. A password-protected file is required to send us the certificate details, and you would need to call OpenSRS support to provide the password.
Certificate installation and renewal takes about one week, the complete process from start to finish may take two or more weeks (this would include CSR generation), so please allow ample time.
The MX records of your domains should be mapped to our hosted email server before requesting the installation. Unless you have a SAN covering their subdomain, their mail DNS record should be left blank or permanently redirected to your subdomain (e.g., webmail.yourdomain.tld). They should be using your company's branded subdomain for the email service, not their own.
- Initial installation cost: $100
- Reissue of the SSL certificate: $100
- Renewal of the SSL certificate: $100
- Any situation where reinstallation is required: $100