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By udaya ·
a. i want to setup a mail server for an existing site.
b. do i hire someone's mail server software?
c. do i put the mail server software on the same system as my web site?
d. who all offer mail servers?
e. how much traffic does a mail server hosting provider allow free of cost and how much do they charge after the limit is reached.

in all, i need a white paper on mail servers, their working and mail server providers. please respond at the earliest.

Srivas

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by cryingdragon In reply to mail servers

If you want a web-based email system that you won't have to do a whole lot with, I suggest going to http://www.everyone.net ; they offer FREE web-based email with your domain name. There will be some administrative work on your part to make the mail site look good, but that's about it.
This is good as long as you don't mind your mail being accessed outside of your domain.

If this poses a problem, I'd try Microsoft Exchange and set that up.

Mike

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by udaya In reply to mail servers

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by rayf10 In reply to mail servers

If you plan on doing a large volume of mail I would not use a web based system. Besides security there are other small draw backs. I also would not use IIS. Mainly do to the cost. My suggestion would be to use Red Hat 6.2. It comes with the mail server basically built in. This would require that you have a seperate system for your website unless you are already running it on a Red Hat server. This is also assume that you are hosting your own web site and have a fast enough connection to handle both your web site and email. The best thing about Red Hat is that it is a free download and if you do not require any technical support it remains free for your use. They only charge for technical support and books. I hope this helps.

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by udaya In reply to mail servers

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by rayf10 In reply to mail servers

Sorry when I said IIS I meant IIS and Exchange.

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by dlafrombois In reply to mail servers

I would personally not have some else host my web e-mail for a company. Due to the lack of security on the internet and potentially at the hosting site.

I also would not host you e-mail server on the same server as your web. For one reason, WEB servers utilize a lot of HD and network activity depending on what you are serving. E-mail does not take a lot of effort for the server or Network but could cause either a slow down on your web server and it cold be slow down by the web server.

Netscape makes a good e-mail server, Microsoft Exchange etc. If you want a web based e-mail server probably either one of these will do. However, the exchange server takes alot of management time.

Good luck!

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by Ron Navon In reply to mail servers

Dear Sir,

If you are going to establish a large mail box i didn't sudjest you to use the freeware Mail server and WEB.

I sudgest you to establish Exchange or DOMINO Server and in the same time you can use also the services of WEB that integrated in those software and Working with IIS 4 and later very good.

If you have a small company you can establish a IIS 4 Server and use the Mail server of IIS 4.
Thanks and Best Regards.

Sncerely yours,
Ron

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