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    Unhappy help with email server, explain me a bit

    can any1 explain me how a mail server on my pc works ?
    is it like web server where from outside they call (my ip) ? for email can i also put acc_name@myip ? or i need to have a domain name and then divert it from there to my pc ?
    Also could you please suggest me any server application to setup on my pc under winxp?

    Thanks a lot...
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    It is possible to send email to an IP address, but it's non-standard and outbound mail may be rejected by the receiving server. Using a domain name that you own is really the only way to do it.

    Try http://instantservers.com , I believe they have a 30 day trial version.

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