December 29th, 2003, 09:45 AM
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 http://0.0.0.0 (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...
December 29th, 2003, 06:04 PM
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.