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Vlad Alexa Mancini
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

in order to fully take advantage of xmail you have to own a domain name
mail servers are designed to only work on nmachines that have a domain hostname assigned
forhermore you have to have a public and not a private IP address for computers outside your network to be able to connect to your mailserver
also you need to have a DNS server (nameserver)

see the FAQ if you don't have a domain , public ip address or nameserver and dont know where to get such

1 setting up the nameserver

first thing you need to make sure is that your domain name points to your nameserver

do a whois for the domain name and you will see wich are the nameservers set for it

use some script or software or manually set thse dns entries :

MX entry :
Quote:
example : nextdesign.eu.org MX 0 nextdesign.eu.org


A (adress) entry :
Quote:
nextdesign.eu.org A 65.75.149.180


(the ip here needs to be the ip of the machine with apachetriad installed)

see the FAQ if you know how to do a whois , manage or test your nameserver

2 setting up xmail

Use the domain changing script to change from localhost to your actual hostname , entering the hostname that you have set at the DNS

IF you are using a router change 'SMTP = yourdomain' to 'SMTP = localhost' in php.ini

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http://apache2triad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2811
http://apache2triad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=503


NOTES

having a computer to server as a mailserver is a serious thing that involves responsability and knowledge , and xmail is not a program and i am not a person to endulge the lack of them

furthermore xmail is just a powerfull mail server as apache is a http server and for their usage require serious mature users , not infants or anyone else that does not have the least experience with computers


Last edited by Vlad Alexa Mancini on Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:30 pm; edited 3 times in total
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