[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Mail server in my windows 2008 vps

Posted on 2012-09-03
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-09-04
Hi there;

I need to install/setup a mail server in my Windows 2008 machine. How can i do this?

In linux, it's actually just setting up a mail server in debian but i don't know how to do in 2008.

Note that there will be 3 users, aaa@mysite.com, bbb@mysite.com, ccc@mysite.com

They should be able to send and receive mails outside of domain.

What should i install in my Window 2008R2?

Question by:jazzIIIlove
  • 2

Assisted Solution

jeliasson earned 668 total points
ID: 38361699
First, I want to point out that you might find the setup to be more complex than on Linux.
However, you need Exchange 2007 or 2010.

See this Youtube video on the configuration for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010.
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:Svet Paperov
Svet Paperov earned 1332 total points
ID: 38361898
Wha is the purpose of this setup? If it's just for tests or training you could go with Exchange. If it is in production environment I would suggest looking for alternative solutions as hosted e-mail like GoogleApps, Exchange Online, etc.; it will be much more cost effective for only 3 users (Google Apps is even free for up to 10 users)
LVL 12

Author Comment

ID: 38361963
Hi there;

I also considered google apps but it seems it is paid and free for only 30 days. Can you verify?

LVL 20

Accepted Solution

Svet Paperov earned 1332 total points
ID: 38362147
It's free for up to 10 users

But even if you chose paid solution (exchange online is 4$ in US) it will be much cheaper than Exchange for such small number of users.

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
Sometimes clients can lose connectivity with the Lotus Notes Domino Server, but there's not always an obvious answer as to why it happens.   Read this article to follow one of the first experiences I had with Lotus Notes on a client's machine, my…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Suggested Courses

831 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question