February 19th, 2004, 04:42 AM
How To, Mail Server
i ma running my website off my personal server(win2k) and i woudl like to knwo wat software(title would be nice) i need to set up a mail server on it. i was using virtual smtp with the IIS but i dont want to forwarding emails and so on..
i want to be able to send the email directly frommy server and have incomin email caught on my server, i know i cant do this because i do not jave a domain. is it possible to use an ip address instead?
February 19th, 2004, 10:02 PM
Yes and no...
Good news / bad news.
The good news is that there's a fairly nice - and cheap (free for limited use) mail server availabe from ArgoSoft (http://www.argosoft.com/applications/mailserver/) that runs on Win2k.
The bad news is you probably need a Domain and a static IP. A static IP (or constantly update DNS redirector) so email can find you and a Domain because many ISP's do a lookup to see that the mail comes from a valid Domain AND that the IP and Domain belong to each other. -There are service that provide a redirector for this as well.
You could set it up as- is and it will probably work in a limited fashion but don't expect too much.
Hope that helps!
February 19th, 2004, 10:15 PM
well i am with a cable modem so my ip address changes maybe once every 2 months or so.
also, i am sharing hosting with my friends so i can esaily bounce incoming eamils from there to my personal computer. thx for teh help.