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  • how do i host my my own mail server

    Hi:

    I want to host my own mail server...can anyone please guide?

    Thanks & Regards,
    Neeraj

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    Re: how do i host my my own mail server

    Ask your ISP or any other ISP.
    CNE 5, CCA, MCSE NT4.0-2003, MCSE 2003 messaging, Exchange Server MVP.
    Tzahi Kolber - IT Supervisor
    Polycom Israel.

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    • #3
      Re: how do i host my my own mail server

      there is quite a lot to plan for;

      static IP - port 25 in/out

      smtp relay?

      domain registration

      security

      cost of software

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      • #4
        Re: how do i host my my own mail server

        I currently do this on my broadband connection.

        One thing that you should be prepared for if you're going to host a mail server on broadband is that an overwhelming number of ISPs, companies, and educational entities will block your mail because your mail server is on a subnet that is identified as broadband and thus you've been labeled as someone who may be sending spam or bulk mail. The only way around this is to co-locate your mail server (too expensive), or subscribe to a mail relay service (this is what I've done) such as tzo.com.

        Jas
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        • #5
          Re: how do i host my my own mail server

          To be honest, if you're at the stage where your question is the only one you have, you need to do a lot of reading around mail services and how they work before you even think about it. It's not a simple thing and will have you tearing your hair out for a while before it's working correctly. Go and have a read around and come back with questions about which bits you don't understand... your question here is too big for a forum to answer.


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          • #6
            Re: how do i host my my own mail server

            Dear

            1) Register a domain name for you company
            2) Ask you isp to create a mx record for your domain mapping a real ip address
            3) Install Exchange server


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            SKak
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            Last edited by Skak12; 13th April 2011, 13:27.

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            • #7
              Re: how do i host my my own mail server

              Originally posted by Skak12 View Post
              Dear

              1) Register a domain name for you company
              2) Ask you isp to create a mx record for your domain mapping a real ip address
              3) Install Exchange server


              Thanks
              SKak
              Add to list before (3)
              Buy Windows Server 2003 and appropriate CALS
              Set up Active Directory Domain
              Create User Accounts for all your users, join member PCs to domain etc.
              Buy another Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 with appropriate CALS
              Build Windows Server 2003 Member Server as mail server
              Get Static IP address
              Set router to forward port 25 to static internal IP of mail server

              Small Business Server could be a good option depending on the size of your organisation
              Tom Jones
              MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
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              Ossian Ltd
              Scotland

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              • #8
                Re: how do i host my my own mail server

                I expect all these things are obvious installing exchange buying CALS. Anyways these things are helpful for a dummy user


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                Last edited by Skak12; 13th April 2011, 13:27.

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                • #9
                  Re: how do i host my my own mail server

                  Originally posted by Skak12 View Post
                  I expect all these things are obvious installing exchange buying CALS. Anyways these things are helpful for a dummy user


                  Thanks
                  I would completely agree, especially with your last sentence
                  Tom Jones
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                  Scotland

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