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Hi,
I have a local network with a windows 2003 server with active directory.
Is there a way for users in the AD to use a web based  email in internet explorer to send and receive local emails, without additional software? if not which software can I use?
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Question by:ilungachris
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by:adonis1976
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do u have a domain and a mail server like exchange 2000? then you can enable something like OWA otherwise I dont think there is a way you can set up an email system
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by:ilungachris
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SMTP and POP3 comes with windows 2003 and they work fine. But I want webmail.
I tried to install exchange 2000 on win 2003 but there is a version conflict message when I start the installation.
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darth_wannabe earned 250 total points
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You will have to use something like Exchange to get the webmail (unless you set up pop3 accounts with your ISP). I believe that Exchange 2000 will not work on Windows server 2003. You'll need Exchange 2003 or Windows 2000 Server
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by:The-Chad
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There are many email servers available that do have webmail as a built in function. Obviously Exchange is the most popular, but also the most expensive. Unfortunately I do not know too much about Exchange so I can't comment on that.

The mail server that I use is 'FTgate'. It's quite a good service and does everything my organisation requires. It also has a built in webmail feature. Licensing is alot cheaper than Exchange, but I guess it's not full of the same features so that is understandable.

www.ftgate.com - I recommend it
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by:ilungachris
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Does FTgate work with Active directory?
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