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Topic # 26654 29-Sep-2008 17:27
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hi.
i am trying to setup an email server on a client / server model. i have one PC with win server 2003 and other with XP. they both talk to each other using a cross over network. i have setup dns on server and made sure client & server both have the same domain name. i have also made a user in Active directory so the client machine can do a domain login. Now i want to know which client is the easiest to setup mail server (other than exchange). so my server pc can act as mail server. there is no internet involved in this model.
thanks..

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  Reply # 167801 29-Sep-2008 18:31
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What software are you looking at using?

I'm not sure what you're trying to gain here - what would the point of setting up a mailserver without a connection to the internet?

My instinct is to say that the Windows Server 2003 machine should be the recipient of the "server" type software.

You may need to list the software you want to use to be able to get some more assistance.



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  Reply # 167810 29-Sep-2008 19:08
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wazzageek: What software are you looking at using?

I'm not sure what you're trying to gain here - what would the point of setting up a mailserver without a connection to the internet?


This is just to demonstrate internal E-Mail setup. cant users send and receive emails to each other within the network?. correct me if i am wrong.

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  Reply # 167812 29-Sep-2008 19:19
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gumdigger:
This is just to demonstrate internal E-Mail setup. cant users send and receive emails to each other within the network?. correct me if i am wrong.


No - that sounds quite sensible.

So what are you planning on using for the server side software?

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  Reply # 167814 29-Sep-2008 19:25
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gumdigger: hi.
i am trying to setup an email server on a client / server model. i have one PC with win server 2003 and other with XP. they both talk to each other using a cross over network. i have setup dns on server and made sure client & server both have the same domain name. i have also made a user in Active directory so the client machine can do a domain login.

All of the above is pretty redundant in terms of getting a mail server running. As long as you have a working TCP/IP connection on the right ports.

Now i want to know which client is the easiest to setup mail server (other than exchange).

You have not phrased this well - are you asking which client to set a mail server up on? Or are you asking which client to set up on the server?

either way, set up the mail server software on the Windows Server machine. Mail server software is different to mail client software. Example - Exchange is a server, Outlook is a client.

so my server pc can act as mail server. there is no internet involved in this model. thanks..

Internet is not required - you can use LAN IP addresses as server names (you@192.168.22.3) or the domain name(s) set up on the server that your DNS handles (you@gumdigger.local or even you@gumdigger.com - if the mail is not entering/leaving the internet connection, you can use whatever domain name you want - even microsoft.com !!).

Use hMailServer. You will thank me in 20 minutes, because in that time, you will Google it, download it, install it, set up IMAP, POP and SMTP, 1 domain, 2 mailboxes, and send and recieve email between two clients. And you will do it for free.

If you want more than proof-of-concept, then you would need to pay closer attention to the server application you choose to use.

That is all.

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  Reply # 167816 29-Sep-2008 19:30
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tonyhughes:
gumdigger: hi.
i am trying to setup an email server on a client / server model. i have one PC with win server 2003 and other with XP. they both talk to each other using a cross over network. i have setup dns on server and made sure client & server both have the same domain name. i have also made a user in Active directory so the client machine can do a domain login.

All of the above is pretty redundant in terms of getting a mail server running. As long as you have a working TCP/IP connection on the right ports.

Now i want to know which client is the easiest to setup mail server (other than exchange).

You have not phrased this well - are you asking which client to set a mail server up on? Or are you asking which client to set up on the server?

either way, set up the mail server software on the Windows Server machine. Mail server software is different to mail client software. Example - Exchange is a server, Outlook is a client.

so my server pc can act as mail server. there is no internet involved in this model. thanks..

Internet is not required - you can use LAN IP addresses as server names (you@192.168.22.3) or the domain name(s) set up on the server that your DNS handles (you@gumdigger.local or even you@gumdigger.com - if the mail is not entering/leaving the internet connection, you can use whatever domain name you want - even microsoft.com !!).

Use hMailServer. You will thank me in 20 minutes, because in that time, you will Google it, download it, install it, set up IMAP, POP and SMTP, 1 domain, 2 mailboxes, and send and recieve email between two clients. And you will do it for free.

If you want more than proof-of-concept, then you would need to pay closer attention to the server application you choose to use.

That is all.

Goodnight, thanks for coming, whats for lunch?


sorry/.
Its a mail server software that i want to setup on server.

I will give hmailserver a shot again, i googled it and found hmail but got confused as some of its documentation talks about redirection of emails.

thanks, ill post back when its done.

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  Reply # 167822 29-Sep-2008 20:25
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If you are only doing a demo, why not just use the built in SMTP server that comes with Server 2003.

Lots of info on the interweb about setting it up.




 



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  Reply # 169954 8-Oct-2008 19:05
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kool, the mail server works perfectly, thanks.

i wanted some help for setting policies(like done in gpedit.msc) for different users on client /server model (as described above).i have already created users with their home directories.

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