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Does Windows XP Professional provide all I need to run a POP3/SMTP mail server?

Posted on 2009-05-19
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Hi,

I'm trying to setup a Windows XP Professional computer to use it as an internet web server, providing Web, FTP, and mail (preferably via POP3/SMTP).

So far, I've managed to get the Web (HTTP) and FTP working using just the "free" IIS, and now it's just the mail bit left to do.

Does IIS with XP Pro provide everything I need to setup a mail server, or do I need to install something else?

I'm trying to do this without spending any money, and have found www.mailenable.com, which seems to do what I want?
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there is a whole lot of difference between SMTP and POP3 servers.
A SMTP service relays your email to the appropriate location, where it waits to be picked up by the email client via POP3.
Quite often both services are bundled into one product, but not always.

Instructions on setting up SMTP services on XP pro
http://www.ehow.com/how_4489548_set-up-smtp-server-windows.html
there is no out of the box POP3 service for XP.

If mailenable does what you're looking for, get it...

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