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Windows Server 2003 Mail Server

By grace
Jan 30, 2009
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  1. I've got a laptop doing nothing so I figured I'd try and set it my own mail server as I have a domain registered doing nothing aswell.

    Got Server 2003 installed and got the POP3 service installed with my domain and a mailbox added. This is where I'm getting a bit stuck having never done it.

    I know I'm gonna need to add an A record and MX record. I've got a static IP address for my connection, all the computers internally have static IP's, but local ones, ie. 192.168.... Will this work if I set the A record to the static IP of my connection? I'm thinking not and I need a second static IP for the mailserver.

    And what should I set the MX record to? The domain is set to mydomain.co.uk in the POP3 service, but usually mail servers are mail.mydomain.co.uk.

    Any advise would be sweet.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You have Server 2003 installed on a laptop?
  3. grace

    grace TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Yes, I do.
  4. grace

    grace TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    No one else?
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Requires too long of an explanation for this forum. You need Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed by Noel, Morimoto, and Lewis.
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Inside Out by Stanek (The best)
    Windows Server 2003 Administrator Companion by Russel and others
    Mastering Windows Server 2003 by Callahan
    or
    Windows Server 2003 - A Beginners Guide by Matthews et al.
    Good Luck
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