Mail server?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sacred2nite, May 5, 2003.

  1. sacred2nite

    sacred2nite Guest

    I have been told that i can run a mail server with my adsl line. Is this true? How do i do it? does it mean i could receive any size emails without having to pay?

    If i set it up it would be used by 4 people in my house.
    Thanks
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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  3. sacred2nite

    sacred2nite Guest

    Didnt really help
    Thanks anyway
     
  4. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    quick question, do you have a static or a dynamic IP address?
     
  5. sacred2nite

    sacred2nite Guest

    dynamic
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Could work anyway if you use a DNS redirect such as www.no-ip.com. Right?
     
  7. i have a static.... exchange running there,
    yes if you have your own mailserver the only limit is what you have or set
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    This stuff sounds awesome.

    Is it possible with a dynamic IP too?
    Are there any free mail servers available for personal use (will be used by a maximum of 4-5 people)?
    How would I go about setting it up?

    Would be really great if someone could provide a tutorial. :)
     
  9. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    dymanic IP, theoretically possible, but not very legistically, at least not easily, unless at a specific time you needed something, you could tell someone to send something to blahblah@1.2.3.4

    Free mail servers... Try sourceforge, see if they have anything for a w32 system, havent' looked myself, but people often don't check sourceforge, they think it's all linux stuff, but I have found quite a few good windows programs there, or at least programs that have been ported to w32

    setting it... RTFM... no, seriously, there should be some faq's about it, you'll have to open up the appropriate port numbers if you have a firewall, perhaps 25 or 110.
     
  10. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Oh yes, security is important here. One thing, ALLWAYS turn off the relay function. Otherwise you will be used as a spam relay before you know it!
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    www.no-ip.com should do it unless there's something special about mail...