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Free or Cheap Mail Server Software?

Discussion in 'Software' started by albertc30, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. albertc30

    albertc30 Kilobyte Poster

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    Hello everybody.
    I am thinking about building up another system to use as a NAS and E-Mail server.
    I will still be using my online hosting for my e-mail account, 123-reg and BT, so I am looking for some free, cheap mail server software that also collects e-mails from outside accounts. The main reason to this is that, between the wife and myself, there's almost 1GB of e-mails on my personal computer. I am thinking of having al this allocated to this new system, therefore freeing my system for other tasks. Webmail is a must.
    Any comments well appreciated.
    Cheers.
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Spend £15 a year on a Hotmail account, it's what I do and all my mail is at the end of my phone, laptop or internet cafe.
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I would recommend using something like Gapps. Well worth the money (£25 per year i think).
     
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Another vote for G-Apps. Been running it for a couple of years now, just the free version. Never had any issues.
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    VPOP3

    www.pscs.co.uk

    Excellent product - used it for 10 years with many clients and it's cheap
     
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  6. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

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    VPOP3 is good, actually became well known because exchange admins used to use it as a pop3 collector before the feature was available.

    hmailserver is a good free server you could used it with a php or pearl scripted pop3 collector , you could use a windows port of fetchmail or PVE POP3 Collector which i have never used.
     
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  7. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    Zarafa CE would allow you to have 3 MAPI outlook accounts for free, web access and activesync z-push for mobile devices
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2010
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