Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Hosting My Own Email Server.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hosting My Own Email Server.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I just installed Windows Server 2003 on my server and was just wondering what it takes to have my own email server running. Like if i wanted "heroinrob@mybusiness.com". Anyone have any knowledge to share?
Caseless Wonder
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 650i Ultra 9600 512 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x500gb caviar black dvd burner Windows 7 x64 19inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 revision 1 700watt? N/A mx518 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
Caseless Wonder
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 650i Ultra 9600 512 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x500gb caviar black dvd burner Windows 7 x64 19inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 revision 1 700watt? N/A mx518 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heroin Rob View Post
I just installed Windows Server 2003 on my server and was just wondering what it takes to have my own email server running. Like if i wanted "heroinrob@mybusiness.com". Anyone have any knowledge to share?
You can do this with any "Pro" OS, Including XP Pro. You just gotta go to your Add/Remove Programs, select "Add/Remove Windows Components", and select "Internet Information Services", and install the SMTP server. You should be able to get to all your settings through Administrative Tools (in Control Panel).

If you're planning on running your domain on your server (mybusiness.com or whatever), you'll also have to run as a domain controller, which is a little bit more complicated. Otherwise, you can rent a server elsewhere (probably easier, but will incur a monthly fee) and point your computer to it. In that case, you'll most likely get e-mail setup with it, and you won't even need to install your own SMTP server.
HP Pavilion dm1z
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Fusion E-350 Radeon HD 6310M 8GB Corsair DDR3 Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
HP Pavilion dm1z
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Fusion E-350 Radeon HD 6310M 8GB Corsair DDR3 Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your quick reply! Well, it doesnt need to be fancy for now, just @whatever.com so I can use it to sound more official for my business.
Caseless Wonder
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 650i Ultra 9600 512 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x500gb caviar black dvd burner Windows 7 x64 19inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 revision 1 700watt? N/A mx518 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
Caseless Wonder
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 650i Ultra 9600 512 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x500gb caviar black dvd burner Windows 7 x64 19inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 revision 1 700watt? N/A mx518 
Mouse Pad
none 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
the domain name you use cannot just be @whatever.com. it has to be registered at a Restrar which till take a yearly fee. you then will have to setup DNS servers etc in order for the internet to know where your domain name is physically located. Its pretty complicated if you have never setup a BIND server or anything like it....
post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delphi44 View Post
the domain name you use cannot just be @whatever.com. it has to be registered at a Restrar which till take a yearly fee. you then will have to setup DNS servers etc in order for the internet to know where your domain name is physically located. Its pretty complicated if you have never setup a BIND server or anything like it....
Yeah, that's why I'd recommend that he just buy one of those web hosting packages that come with a free domain. They almost always come with e-mail anyhow.
HP Pavilion dm1z
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Fusion E-350 Radeon HD 6310M 8GB Corsair DDR3 Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
HP Pavilion dm1z
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Fusion E-350 Radeon HD 6310M 8GB Corsair DDR3 Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 10
1) to host your own email server you must own your own domain. You can buy them, or sign up for a free domain name. www.dyndns.com offers free DNS names.

2) you must either have a static IP address or setup Dynamic DNS on your router so that your domain is always reachable. If your router supports DD-WRT it will integrate with dynamic DNS easily and works well.

3) as stated before you have to isntall IIS and a SMTP server on your server.

4) you need to port foreward the SMTP and POP3 ports from your router to the server.
Furian II
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Pheon X4 955 MSI 870A-G46 Saphire 4870 1GB GSkill Ripjaw 2x4 DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home - 32 kernel cracked for more RAM Spectre 32" Acer 22" Logitech G15 V1 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9 Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
Furian II
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Pheon X4 955 MSI 870A-G46 Saphire 4870 1GB GSkill Ripjaw 2x4 DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home - 32 kernel cracked for more RAM Spectre 32" Acer 22" Logitech G15 V1 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9 Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Good points. Let's not forget MS Exchange.
New SkO0l
(12 items)
 
Old skool
(14 items)
 
Turbo V6
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I3570K - 4.4GhZ  Asrock z77 Extreme 4 Nvidia GTX 480's SLI 2x4GB Gskill Sniper 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin 60GB SSD Chronos + 250GB mirrored Thermaltake Frio + Arctic Silver Win7 64 Bit 2 27" Asus and Planar 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Esports MekaG (Cherry Blacks) Thermaltake Toughpower XT775 Armor Revo Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8400 EVGA 750i FTW SLI Evga GTx 260 GSkill 4GB 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Perpendicular 320G, Raid 0 DVDRW Big Typhoon Win7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 22"s Saitek Thermaltake Tr2550 Armor 
Mouse
G5 
MotherboardGraphicsHard DriveCooling
ASUS P5B-E EVga Seagate Swiftech H20 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
XP 32bit Envision 22" G15 Thermaltake 550W Tr2 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Armor G5 Soundblaster XFi-XtremeGamer 
  hide details  
Reply
New SkO0l
(12 items)
 
Old skool
(14 items)
 
Turbo V6
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I3570K - 4.4GhZ  Asrock z77 Extreme 4 Nvidia GTX 480's SLI 2x4GB Gskill Sniper 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin 60GB SSD Chronos + 250GB mirrored Thermaltake Frio + Arctic Silver Win7 64 Bit 2 27" Asus and Planar 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Esports MekaG (Cherry Blacks) Thermaltake Toughpower XT775 Armor Revo Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8400 EVGA 750i FTW SLI Evga GTx 260 GSkill 4GB 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Perpendicular 320G, Raid 0 DVDRW Big Typhoon Win7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 22"s Saitek Thermaltake Tr2550 Armor 
Mouse
G5 
MotherboardGraphicsHard DriveCooling
ASUS P5B-E EVga Seagate Swiftech H20 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
XP 32bit Envision 22" G15 Thermaltake 550W Tr2 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Armor G5 Soundblaster XFi-XtremeGamer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atlas101 View Post
Good points. Let's not forget MS Exchange.
Yes, there's Exchange, but I'm trying to think "cost effective". Free, built-in SMTP is very cost effective.
HP Pavilion dm1z
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Fusion E-350 Radeon HD 6310M 8GB Corsair DDR3 Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
HP Pavilion dm1z
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Fusion E-350 Radeon HD 6310M 8GB Corsair DDR3 Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by korosu View Post
Yes, there's Exchange, but I'm trying to think "cost effective". Free, built-in SMTP is very cost effective.
I agree, but correct me if I'm wrong; SMTP is just a protocol. You still need a program to administrator the 'hosting' i.e. Exchange.
New SkO0l
(12 items)
 
Old skool
(14 items)
 
Turbo V6
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I3570K - 4.4GhZ  Asrock z77 Extreme 4 Nvidia GTX 480's SLI 2x4GB Gskill Sniper 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin 60GB SSD Chronos + 250GB mirrored Thermaltake Frio + Arctic Silver Win7 64 Bit 2 27" Asus and Planar 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Esports MekaG (Cherry Blacks) Thermaltake Toughpower XT775 Armor Revo Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8400 EVGA 750i FTW SLI Evga GTx 260 GSkill 4GB 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Perpendicular 320G, Raid 0 DVDRW Big Typhoon Win7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 22"s Saitek Thermaltake Tr2550 Armor 
Mouse
G5 
MotherboardGraphicsHard DriveCooling
ASUS P5B-E EVga Seagate Swiftech H20 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
XP 32bit Envision 22" G15 Thermaltake 550W Tr2 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Armor G5 Soundblaster XFi-XtremeGamer 
  hide details  
Reply
New SkO0l
(12 items)
 
Old skool
(14 items)
 
Turbo V6
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I3570K - 4.4GhZ  Asrock z77 Extreme 4 Nvidia GTX 480's SLI 2x4GB Gskill Sniper 2133 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin 60GB SSD Chronos + 250GB mirrored Thermaltake Frio + Arctic Silver Win7 64 Bit 2 27" Asus and Planar 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Esports MekaG (Cherry Blacks) Thermaltake Toughpower XT775 Armor Revo Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q8400 EVGA 750i FTW SLI Evga GTx 260 GSkill 4GB 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Perpendicular 320G, Raid 0 DVDRW Big Typhoon Win7 64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dual 22"s Saitek Thermaltake Tr2550 Armor 
Mouse
G5 
MotherboardGraphicsHard DriveCooling
ASUS P5B-E EVga Seagate Swiftech H20 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
XP 32bit Envision 22" G15 Thermaltake 550W Tr2 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Armor G5 Soundblaster XFi-XtremeGamer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atlas101 View Post
I agree, but correct me if I'm wrong; SMTP is just a protocol. You still need a program to administrator the 'hosting' i.e. Exchange.
It installs as a sort of "plugin" to IIS, you can run a standalone e-mail/HTTP/FTP/Telnet/etc. server with IIS.
HP Pavilion dm1z
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Fusion E-350 Radeon HD 6310M 8GB Corsair DDR3 Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
HP Pavilion dm1z
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Fusion E-350 Radeon HD 6310M 8GB Corsair DDR3 Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Hosting My Own Email Server.