joseff wrote:Would you be running anything other than a mail server? I propose having a webserver as well, for your family pics etc.
If you'd consider running Ubuntu, I can help. No Windows experience, sorry!
Ciro Pabón wrote:Well, if it installed properly, you should have in the Start menu the program hMailServer Administrator. Click on it, you'll see a Connect dialog, double click on the localhost host name, it'll ask you for the main password (the one you gave while installing). This is your control panel.
First, create your domain:
Click Add domain and enter RayRulesForever.com or something like that as domain name, click Save.
Second, create one account:
Expand the Domains Name tree to the left, click on the domain RayRulesForever.com you've created, click on Add Account, enter ILoveRay as name of the account, set the password. You've just created the adress ILoveRay@RayRulesForever.com.
Now, tell HMailServer your PC public name. You have to specify the public hostname of your computer or some other mail servers will reject your mail.
To do this, go to the tree to the left again and click on Settings -> Protocols -> SMTP. Click on the Delivery of e-Mail tab. Under hostname, enter the public name of your computer in the Internet. It should be something like mail.RayRulesForever.com, but you have to know which name you specified when you installed your Internet Server (I think, I'm not sure about this, can somebody help here?).
You're almost there, but now you have to "specify your SMTP relayer": some ISPs will block the port 25, in that case you need to convince the server of your ISP (your cable or Internet company) to open it for you. So:
Go to Start/Run and type cmd to start a command screen. Type telnet mail.hmailserver.com. If you can connect, your port 25 is open, if you can't the port is blocked. Normally, you should be able, but if you aren't then:
Go again to Settings -> Protocols -> SMTP and click on the same Delivery of e-mail tab. In the SMTP Relayer box enter the host name of your ISP mail server (you'll have to ask for it or you could check the headings of your e-mails, or you could use a small DOS program called tracert to find it, I hope you don't need that last option ).
That's it, I think.
BTW, you're not "creating a website", you're only creating a domain and, inside it, mail accounts that people can check using their mail program.
A final comment: I find hard for you to be able to avoid spammers, other mighty people has failed at that. There is a large chance of your machine being used by others for spam.
Gmail MASSIVE failure notification wrote:rom Mail Delivery Subsystem <email@example.com>
date Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 6:13 PM
subject Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
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Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 14): 550 not local host raymail.com, not a gateway
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Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:12:51 -0400
From: "Ray" <********@*****.com>
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