How do I create and configured an inbound email account on a new webserver?

Posted on 2008-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I recently installed Microsoft server 2003 successfully to be used as a webserver and I need to create and configure and inbound email account receiving emails from Request Tracker.
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Expert Comment

ID: 22771204
First of all you will need to have A Mail Server like Exchange Server
Then you will need to Configure MX

Expert Comment

ID: 22771215
to be your Email Server IP


Author Comment

ID: 22771397
Thanks Housammuhanna. Since I was just using the default SMTP that comes with IIS, I was hoping to find another similar solution for sending outbound mail. Is there another (cheaper) way to accomplish this without installing Exchange Server? I'm assuming there's nothing that comes packaged with IIS for doing lightweight tasks?
Thanks again.
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Author Comment

ID: 22777518
I just realized that I made a mistake in my last comment. What I meant to say was...
I was hoping to find another similar solution for RECEIVING INBOUND mail.

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Housammuhanna earned 250 total points
ID: 22780241
Yes there is a Email Service that Come with WIndows Server 2003 Ent.
you can use the SMTP Service that come with IIS and the Email Service that will offer a POP3 Access
Other wise you can search for a Free Software for Email access

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ID: 31508454
Thanks. That's exactly what I needed to know.

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