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Creating email accounts

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by datarunner, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. datarunner

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    hi all

    hope this is the right place for this.

    Anyway I purchased a domain only name and wanted to host my own website via IIS. However because im hosting this site (hosting company pointing at my ip) via IIS and a static ip the email facility no longer works.

    Is there any way i can create mailboxes in server 2003 that will work with this domain? I have access to the DNS info if that helps.
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    You need a 'mail server' like Exchange 2007 to do this.
     
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  3. jodsclass

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    If you have full control over the server (I.E. Dedicated server with remote access) as opposed to shared hosting, I recommend the Ipswitch imail server. Implemented it in my last job, very easy to use, can setup web based management, easy to deploy, unlimited virtual domains and whats more its quite cheap.

    Rackspace (who we had our servers with) really push this product so it must be alright, and I gotta say I love it

    my 2 cents worth

    http://www.ipswitch.com/products/imail/index.asp
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Well thats cool jodsclass.. the only reason i mentioned Exchange is that the OP is studying towards an MCSA and therefore knowledge of Exchange may well come in useful further down the line in his studies.

    Having said that, knowledge of any mail server technology is better than no knowledge at all :biggrin
     
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  5. jodsclass

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    oops, my bad. I agree with that. Exchange is a great skill to have, was just thinking from a cost/ease point of view on a personal server, Imail ticks alot of boxes. there is afaik a free trial on their site for the imail server, give it a try and see what you think, but yeah, for MCS* studies, stick with Exchange, will help out more in the long run :)
     
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  6. datarunner

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    so this cannot be done with bare metal server 2003 set up as a mail server role?
     
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  7. AJ

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    The mail server part is a completely different entity.
     
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  8. datarunner

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    sorry to be a pain but can u expand on that a little?
     
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  9. vlb

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    misleading post srry..
     
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  10. datarunner

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    so what is the mail server role in the manage your server screen then?
     
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  11. Boycie
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    Perhaps you have Small Business Server - this has Exchange built in.

    Boyce
     
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  12. datarunner

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    I have server 2003 std edition and i wondered if the mail server role would solve my problem.
     
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  13. vlb

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    apologies

    if you only wish to use pop3 accounts then you can configure them on ur std 2003 box. click the "read more about mail servers" next to the role and it will give you answers to most questions
     
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  14. ajs1976

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    There is SMTP functionality built into IIS. It is not a full email server, because you can not use it to create mailboxes or recepients. By itself, it can be used as a mail relay. Exchange 2003 and older use it to send and receive internet email. It can be used with other products (ex GFI mailsecurity and mailessentials) as an email gateway for virus and spam filtering.
     
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