Looking for mail server software...

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Noozer, Sep 29, 2006.

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    Noozer Guest

    I've been looking and looking for some reasonable mail server software and
    having little luck. I'm hoping that someone can suggest something that I may
    have missed.

    My requirements:
    - Multiple domains. I have two domains for which I want to host mail.
    - Identical usernames for different domains. In other words I was an account
    named "steve" on each domain, each with a seperate mailbox. POP3 username of
    "" or "".
    - Ability to check incoming mail against RBL lists such as bl.spamcop.net
    and relays.ordb.org.
    - Able to relay all outbound email through my ISPs SMTP server.
    - Provides a webmail interface, with the ability to host it using IIS if

    Software I've looked at:
    - Argosoft Mail server - Doesn't provide a reliable/usable webmail
    - ISMail server - Webmail doesn't run under IIS
    - RaidenMaild - Cannot duplicate usernames across different domains.
    - CMail server - No RBL support
    - Surge, Merak, MailEnable, mDaemon... all costly.
    Noozer, Sep 29, 2006
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    Ian Guest

    I'd recommend MDaemon, yes it's costly but not nearly as costly as Exchange,
    and is far more configurable and admin-friendly.

    If you want full-featured webmail then I don't know of a free solution that
    will give you that, at least not under Windows. Mercury is good in other
    respects but doesn't provide webmail.
    Ian, Sep 29, 2006
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    Robert Moir Guest

    If your requirements include 'running on a Window Server' then my
    reccomendations are mDaemon and Exchange Server. Yes they're both costly,
    but your requirements are a little above the 'entry level' and also,
    sometimes, you just have accept quality costs and you have to pay the
    freight if you want something good enough.
    Robert Moir, Sep 29, 2006
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    NetEng Guest

    I really like Kerio Mailserver, but it costs $.
    NetEng, Sep 29, 2006
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    Noozer Guest

    I should have included that this will be running in a Windows XP Pro SP2
    Noozer, Sep 29, 2006
  6. Ipswitch IMail Server. A fine product, very easy to use, can host
    multiple domains, list server, spam and virus filtering, Web mail
    interface and more. Even runs on XP.

    Yes, you do have to pay some $$ for it, but you definitely get what you
    pay for.


    Bradley J. Dinerman, MVP - Windows Server Networking
    President, New England Information Security Group
    Brad Dinerman [MVP - Windows Server Networking], Sep 30, 2006
  7. My solution would be to actually use VMWare or Virtual Server and use
    one of the UNIX solutions that provide this type of services + spam
    filtering at a low cost...

    Jeffrey Randow

    Windows Networking MVP 2001-2006

    Jeffrey Randow, Oct 1, 2006
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    Chris Barnes Guest

    ImNSho, use the right tool for the job.

    Postfix on Linux is my preferred tool.


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    Mike Lowery Guest

    I've used Mercury for years and it's a nice free package. I believe they're
    developing a webmail module for it, but their release cycle is slow (last
    release was almost 3 years ago.)

    Mike Lowery, Oct 3, 2006
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    Noozer Guest

    Postfix handles webmail?

    Linux doesn't run under Windows XP Pro so well.
    Noozer, Oct 4, 2006
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    Mike Lowery Guest

    It runs fine as a Virtual Machine.
    Mike Lowery, Oct 5, 2006
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    Chris Barnes Guest

    Postfix is the MTA.
    Webmail is a MUA.

    The two *should* be kept seperate.
    And Squirrelmail is a really nice, free webmail client for unix.

    Server appliations (and email is a server app) deserve server OS's.

    XP is a user OS.


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    Chris Barnes, Oct 11, 2006
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