|February 22, 2004
guide assumes that you have already installed and configured MailEnable
Standard Edition on your system. If you have not, please look at
this article: MailEnable Standard
Edition - Installation
Now let's setup the email
client side of things. Most of you will probably be using Outlook
Express that comes with Windows 2000 or XP. In this example we'll
use Outlook Express that comes with Windows XP. If you use a different
email client, the configuration steps are similar.
Start --> Programs --> Outlook
Click on the "Tools" Menu
and then "Accounts". Select the "Mail" tab.
Click "Add". Select
"Mail". A wizard will begin.
I'll put in my name.
Type in the email address
that you will be checking. In this case, it's "firstname.lastname@example.org".
MailEnable is a POP3 server
so make sure that is selected in the first drop down box.
Here you put in the name
of the mail server for incoming and outgoing mail. In this example,
it is "temphost.com". The domain name or subdomain name you put in
here depends on how you setup your zone record for this domain name.
Some people use mail.domainname.com for their mail server. In my
zone record for temphost.com, I used "temphost.com" as the mail server
Here you have to put in the
information that you entered when you created the mailbox for each user.
Remember, in our example, the Account name is = mailboxname@postofficename.
Which for me is brianlee@dell-500sc. It is NOT email@example.com.
That is the email address, not the account name.
The password is the one you
assigned the mailbox.
Leave (SPA) unchecked.
You'll see this message,
You'll be taken back to this
We're not quite done.
We've just setup the email client to authenticate to receive
email, but now we need to setup Outlook Express to authenticate to send
Select the account (temphost.com)
and click "properties" on the right hand menu.
Click on the "Servers" tab.
Click the box "My server
Click on the "Settings" box
and make sure that "Use same settings as my incoming mail server" is checked.
Click "OK" until all the
dialog boxes are closed.
Now click "Send/Recv" and
select "Send and Receive All". Or you could just hit "Ctrl+M".
Outlook will connect to your
server and fetch whatever emails are there and put them in your Inbox.
You can test this yourself
by trying to send and receive emails from different email accounts to your
newly setup mailserver.
MailEnable has many features
that I did not cover here. Check out the documentation for all the
other things it can do.