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    Email Server

    This is a discussion on Email Server within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; (not sure if this is right place but its technical question so i posted it here) I was hoping to ...

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      Email Server

      (not sure if this is right place but its technical question so i posted it here)

      I was hoping to set up my win xp to a mail server...

      does anyone know of any free software or chargeable software that will allow me to use this...i would love to keep using outlook though and have a web based email facility if im not at home...

      also does sky give out static ip address? i dont think they do but not sure..if they dont is thier any solutions for this email server i like to set up at home?

      thanks for your help and reading this in advance

      Edit: The Tech forum is intended for posts relating to reconfiguring or replacing the Sky router so will move this to the general forum - Saturday
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      DO you mean you want to set up your Win XP computer as a mail server or you just want you win XP to connect to a mail server.

      If the latter where is the mail server - do you already have one in mind?

      What email client are you using Outlook or Outlook Express?

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      I want to make my xp pro as a mail server so ll my emails are stored in my hdd.

      I use outlook 2003 at present ...

      I was after some open source softwares that you guys may be using and if its available with skys broadband service...my only concern is i may need static ip address.

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      well theres
      Exchange (costly)
      Mdaemon
      Merak
      Postcast

      theres a few but there are loads out there just a case of looking.

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      can these be installed on win xp pro?

      i though exchange was only for server based i.e. windows server family?

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      Move to a more appropriate forum for help.
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      hmailserver (Free)
      mailenable (Free)

      Problem your gona have is that most proper email services require DNS and that only runs on linux/unix or windows servers so you can have mx records etc pointing to your system. Not sure if you can get freebees on the net which will provide this for you!

      The 2nd problem you get is like you mentioned you really do require static ip to make this work (which sky do not give out) although with somethin like dyndns you might be able to get round this

      I would perhaps look at something like dedicated exchange hosting with someone like fasthosts.co.uk which leaves them manage the difficulties of running a server and the heavy costs associated with decent software plus you get some extras like exchange web access/ mobile device email if you want it too...

      Hope that helps.
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      I use Mdaemon and it does everything you want, it has a very good built in webmail server with diffrent skins/themes. It has someting called multipop where it can collect email from all your pop3 accounts and keep them in one place.

      If you set it up as IMAP it will then download and keep all your email, so when you login via webmail or outlook etc, all your mail is sitting there. Very handy if you travel away from home alot and want access to your mail.

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      Sky don't do static IPs but check out dyndns. You can have a DNS name that follows your IP. The router supports it too.

     

     

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