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Windows 7: host email sever

27 Dec 2012   #1
philip95

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 
host email sever

can use a network router to network two desktops (windows 8) and two laptops (windows 7, xp) using wired and wireless connection, so that i can share files, printers and use remote desktop and host a basic email sever between the four computer without an internet connection

if i can how would host the email sever over the router so that email can be sent between the computer i plan to use mercury mail server and have not got a router yet.


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27 Dec 2012   #2
z3r010

 

Just forward the incoming port 21 25 and whatever ports the protocols pop/imap for your connecting clients need.

If your not stuck to mercury mail server then hmail server is one of the best windows mail servers and free.

On a personal note I'd never host a mail server on a local network as unless you use a 3rd party smtp server or then most of your mail will automatically be rejected by receiving mail servers spam policies due to the network block it is being sent from.
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28 Dec 2012   #3
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why port 21 (FTP). I have a feeling you meant 25 for SMTP.
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04 Jan 2013   #4
philip95

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and windows xp pro 32 bit and windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Just forward the incoming port 25 and whatever ports the protocols pop/imap for your connecting clients need.

If your not stuck to mercury mail server then hmail server is one of the best windows mail servers and free.

On a personal note I'd never host a mail server on a local network as unless you use a 3rd party smtp server or then most of your mail will automatically be rejected by receiving mail servers spam policies due to the network block it is being sent from.
i give hmail ago if it is any good i will use it and how do you froward ports?
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04 Jan 2013   #5
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
Why port 21 (FTP). I have a feeling you meant 25 for SMTP.
Yeah it was an intentional typo to see if anybody would spot it

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philip95 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Just forward the incoming port 21 and whatever ports the protocols pop/imap for your connecting clients need.

If your not stuck to mercury mail server then hmail server is one of the best windows mail servers and free.

On a personal note I'd never host a mail server on a local network as unless you use a 3rd party smtp server or then most of your mail will automatically be rejected by receiving mail servers spam policies due to the network block it is being sent from.
i give hmail ago if it is any good i will use it and how do you froward ports?
hmail is very good and the best you can get without paying lots of money, you forward the ports from your router control panel.
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04 Jan 2013   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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04 Jan 2013   #7
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
Why port 21 (FTP). I have a feeling you meant 25 for SMTP.
Yeah it was an intentional typo to see if anybody would spot it
I figured it was on purpose.

I will also have to agree that hmail is top notch i dont use it anymore but its one of my future project to setup again.
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04 Jan 2013   #8
z3r010

 

TBH I moved all my mail server stuff to google apps when it was still free, and the bulk SMTP with sendgrid given the token costs involved in getting premium quality service it seemed silly to waste my time doing it myself.
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