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web based E-mail?

Hi,

It is a knowledge base question. I just want to know if someone would like to run an e-mail service on his site what are the requirement of that? i.e. same like hotmail or yahoo. Is there a special server required? Or any software must be available on the server to do that?

Thank you.
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cheekycjCommented:
if you want to develop you own system:

You need a mail server to run pop and smtp services.

Then you just need to use cfmail and cfpop to develop the front end.

or download/buy a premade system from Macromedia's Developer exchange.

CJ
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iqbalwaliAuthor Commented:
CJ,

Do you know any site which provides me and e-mail server. For example I have my site hosted on a different server but that server doesn't provide such system. I like to know a site which give me this system and the user will have an e-mail acount like someone@mysite.com.

Thank you for your help
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cheekycjCommented:
Your hosting site doesn't provide smtp or pop mail services?

Usually your hosting service should be the one providing this.. I am not sure of third party sites doing this for you.

CJ
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iqbalwaliAuthor Commented:
They do but that is only for webmaster.
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cheekycjCommented:
what do you mean?  You can't creat accounts .. don't they give you like 50 email accounts.. on your domain name... so you have the ability to create accounts?

CJ
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iqbalwaliAuthor Commented:
Yes they gave me 50 email account and i am also able to create accounts. But you mean i can use this service and provied e-mail account to my members?
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cheekycjCommented:
yes.

upto 50.

email account creation will be manual (probably)

But they can access their accounts using the same pop server and use the same smtp server as given to you.

Usually it is mail.yourdomainname.com.

Now you can provide them web based accessing using the mail server given to you and logging them into their accounts (that you create for them)

CJ
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iqbalwaliAuthor Commented:
Yes they gave me 50 email account and i am also able to create accounts. But you mean i can use this service and provied e-mail account to my members?
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iqbalwaliAuthor Commented:
But you mean only 50 Individuals i can give them account? no more than that, is it right?
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cheekycjCommented:
yes.. it is limited by 50 if that is your hosting limit. but usually you can buy more.. now if you want to have thousands of accounts.. its probably better to get another host or find a dedicated hosting package.. where you have full control of the mail server.

CJ
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iqbalwaliAuthor Commented:
That was my initial question where can i find that dedicated hosting package? I tried to search and i couldn't find any. If you know suach a service provider site then please advice me.

Thank you
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cheekycjCommented:
almost all hosting service providers offer a dedicated package.

to look for specific needs and pricing search here:
http://www.hostsearch.com/dedicated_zone.asp
http://www.hostindex.com/showcases/dedicated/showcase.asp
http://www.findmyhosting.com/

for reviews check out:
http://www.hostreview.com/power_search.html

CJ
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cheekycjCommented:
Glad I could help and Thanx for the "A"
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