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How to perform a minor upgrade of Smartermail

NOTE: Before following the instructions in this article, make sure the Microsoft .NET 4.5 Framework (or 4.0, depending on the version) is installed.

The steps for upgrading SmarterMail from an older version of the application vary depending on which version you are upgrading from. For instructions on how to perform a major version upgrade (such as SmarterMail 13.x or 12.x and earlier versions) click here.

Follow these steps to upgrade to the latest version of SmarterMail if you are upgrading from a previous release (for example from SmarterMail 14.0 to SmarterMail 14.1). NOTE: All configuration data and emails are preserved when performing a minor version upgrade.

Back up your SmarterMail installation and data.

Download the latest automated installer from the SmarterMail Downloads page.

If you are running SmarterMail as an IIS site, stop IIS.

Uninstall your current version of SmarterMail.

Reboot the server.

Run the SmarterMail installer.

During the installation process, you will be prompted for the installation path. In order to keep existing data and settings, install to the same path used in previous installs. For reference, the default installation location is C:\Program Files\SmarterTools\SmarterMail.

If you are running SmarterMail as an IIS site, restart IIS.

Log into the Smartermail Administration interface from a browser and check to see if your license needs to be reactivated. For more information regarding activation, click here.