Server License Management

Mailborder uses license codes to activate your server and enable features tied to each license. Licenses may be upgraded on the Mailborder website and will automatically be distributed to your server within 24 hours. Renewals will also be automatically distributed to your Mailborder servers. You may also force an immediate update or renewal, which is outlined below. 


New Licenses #

To install your server license in Mailborder, first go to your Account page and select the Licenses tab. Copy the license code you wish to install to your clipboard.

Using an ssh terminal on the Mailborder server in which you wish to install the license, install the code as shown in the example below. You must do this as the root user or using the sudo command.

Example license code: 527a15865ed4a369cb99bb4817e6821d

mb-license -a 527a15865ed4a369cb99bb4817e6821d


Renew / Update License #

There is no need to copy and paste the code if you are renewing your license. The system will take care of that bit itself. Just make sure you have renewed your license key on the Mailborder website.

mb-license -r

Note that your Mailborder servers will automatically download new license data from Mailborder Systems. If you renew your license on the website, there is no need to manually renew the license. It will be done automatically during the daily maintenance cycle. 


Deactivate License #

To deactivate a Mailborder license use this command. This must be done before transferring the current license to a new server.

mb-license -d


Show License #

To show your current license’s capabilities, use this command.

mb-license -z


Show System Identifier #

To show your server’s system identifier code, use this command.

mb-license -i


Show System Salt #

To show your server’s system salt code, use this command.

mb-license -s


Command Line Help #

For a detailed list of options, you can display the help screen on the command line.

mb-license -h