December 27th, 2003, 04:48 PM
Creating a web and mail server
I plan to create a .NET server on Win2K. I know how to set it to port 80, and all that. My problem is with e-mail. I have no idea how I should do this. My original plan to was use URL forwarding for the site. I don't want e-mail forwarding. I want it so firstname.lastname@example.org actually comes to my server directly. I think my question is, how do I get the mail to come to my server? And what mail server programs are there ? Is there one that comes with IIS?
Do not reinvent the wheel, unless your new wheel works that much better.
December 27th, 2003, 07:03 PM
There is a SMTP server included with IIS from V5 on. I believe W2003 includes a POP3 server.
You need to understand how to run mail servers if you want to run your own. This involves setting your domain MX to point to your server, configuring your server to accept mail for your domain, and distributing the incoming mail to the proper mailboxes.