Foxmail Server (FMS) is a powerful mail server software, he provides a variety of mail services, including SMTP, POP3, LDAP and so on, and built-in Mail Extension protocol mime, users can according to the use of the custom of Outlook Express, Foxmail and other popular client software to send and receive mail, but also in the beautiful and user-friendly full Chinese web browser interface landing processing mail. Administrators can also perform simple and easy administrative maintenance based on Web pages. This article describes how to use Foxmail server to build a mail server in a Windows environment.
Installing and setting up a mail server
FMS requires the operating system Windows NT4.0 above, IIS5.0 and above to achieve full functionality, and should also log on to the computer as an administrator. We are here based on the Windows Server 2000+iis5.0 environment. FMS installation process is relatively simple, here no longer repeat, we focus on its settings.
First, set the domain name and administrator password
After the program is installed, automatically enter the Setup wizard. Click the Next button to enter the Application Settings window. Here we can set the domain name and admin password of the user's mailbox. You can apply to the Domain name Management authority for a valid domain name. However, if the communication scope is limited to the local area network, you can also establish a domain name dedicated to the mail server through the internal DNS server.
For the convenience of narration, we use the machine name of the machine as the domain name (type "hostname" command in the command Line window to get the machine name), in this case the machine name is JWU. Then set the system administrator password and the mailbox password as well as the domain administrator password and the mailbox password, and then use the two administrator password when administering the system and domain.
Second, set network parameters
After the domain and administrator password settings are complete, click the Next button to enter the Network Settings window. Here you can set up information such as DNS address, SMTP port, and POP3 port. The DNS address bar should be populated with a DNS address provided by the local telecommunications department or your ISP, but if you are only communicating inside the LAN and using the machine name as the domain name, simply fill in the server IP address. The DNS address in this example is the native IP address "10.115.223.10".
The SMTP port and the POP3 port should take the default parameters, but there may be problems with the SMTP port or the POP3 port being occupied. We should stop some programs from taking up the port as prompted, and make sure that the applications are always shut down when they run FMS. The window at the bottom there is an optional about ESMTP, this is an identity authentication function, and the client's "SMTP server needs identity Authentication" with the use, can eliminate the invasion of spam.
Tip: Typically, the SMTP port is occupied because the SMTP service is turned on with IIS. You can simply stop the SMTP service in the IIS Properties dialog box to resolve it.
Third, IIS settings
Then click the Next button to enter the IIS Settings window to enable FMS to support webmail by setting up IIS. To simplify the operation, we selected "Default Web Site" as the site attached to the Webmail and the default "Webmail" as the virtual directory name. When you click the Finish button, the program automatically configures the FMS and ends the setup work and restarts the server as prompted.
1, the client send and receive mail
Once the mail server is set up, we can use the Webmail method or mail client software to send and receive mail. On the client or server, start IE browser and type the Mail server address "http://10.115.223.10/webmail" in the Address bar. The Webmail entry interface appears after the carriage return. If you are a new user, you must register your account before you can use it.
About the way to register users and send and receive mail in the webmail mode I believe you must be very familiar with this, not discussed here. If you use Foxmail to send and receive mail, we only need to create a new account, fill in the corresponding mail server name (in this case, POP3 and SMTP server are JWU) and registered account and password, completed can communicate with the local area network users.
2. Manage Mail server
We can manage the mail server in two ways. One way is to manage through the Webmail interface, type "Http://10.115.223.10/Webmail/sysad-min" or "Http://10.115.223.10/Webmail/admin" in the browser address bar, and type the appropriate password to log on to the system administrator interface or the domain administrator interface. Here, we can manage both "system" and "domain".
The permissions administered by the system are administrative domains and system filters, you can add or remove domains, change the administrator password for the specified domain, and so on, but you cannot change the name of the specified domain in webmail mode. Domain's administrative permissions are limited to a domain where you can add or delete accounts, view passwords and personal information for an account, manage public address books for that domain, and so on. Similarly, the domain administrator cannot change the name of the account in webmail mode.
Another way is through the native management program to manage, you can start the management system through the program group. In addition to having all the management functions in webmail mode, this method also increases the function of changing domain name and account name, changing the mailbox capacity of account, and can manage "system" and "domain" more comprehensively. However, the beta does not provide a second form of management.
The above content introduces the use method of FMS more generally. As a powerful enterprise-class mail service platform, it also has many practical functions, such as secure mail setup, schedule management, Wapmail and so on, and interested friends can study in depth.