|February 22, 2004
Here I'll show you how to
install and configure MailEnable Standard Edition which is a free and very
good mail server program. Did I mention it's free?
Go to MailEnable.com
and scroll down to "MailEnable Standard Edition (Free)". Click on
"Download" and save the installation program on your computer.
Double-click on the installation
file to begin. You'll see this warning. Click "OK".
Here is the welcome screen.
At this screen, type in your
name and company name. Click "Next".
Read the Terms and Conditions
and click "Next".
Here you choose the installation
directory for the program. Default is fine. Click "Next".
Here you choose the program
group. Default is fine. Click "Next".
MailEnable needs a file storage
location for its configuration and messaging data. Default is fine.
Here you specify the post
office name. Most people only need to create one post office.
Since this post office can host many domain names, it is a good idea to
give the post office a general name, not one of a domain. So in the
example, I'm naming my post office "Dell-500sc". You also specify
a password here. Click "Next".
Here you enter the:
Domain name that you want to
receive email from.
DNS servers (the ones that your
DSL or Cable ISP gives you, not the ones for your domain name. In
other words, the DNS servers that show up when you type in "ipconfig /all"
at the command prompt.)
Port number which is typically
port 25. Click "Next".
Installation is ready to
begin. Click "Next".
When installation is done,
you'll see this readme notice. click "OK".
Installation is now done.
Your computer must be restarted
now. Click "OK".
Next Step: MailEnable
Standard Edition - Configuration