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Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (non IIS) with Apache, how to setup mail?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by ibins, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. ibins

    ibins Junior Member

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    Hello,

    Just got a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (V-Server),
    where i set up Apache/Mysql and Filezilla Server (FTP).
    Not installed IIS.

    Gone that way, because with "IIS" i never did something,
    and heard for security, that apache is more stable.
    All working fine, except for mail.

    So now i need a mail server, and googled what
    to do now, because i never set up a mail server.
    I found out there exists "Mercury", and "Exchange".
    So i asked the Hosting Company whats the best way.

    They told "mercury" is slimmer for ressources than
    "exchange", but "exchange" is the richer solution.
    And i can install the "exchange" over the services snap-in.

    Googled another one, and found an instuction:
    (hxxp://(w)(w)(w).itsolutionskb.com/2008/11/installing-and-configuring-windows-server-2008-smtp-server/)
    where it says to install smtp server. (But wheres "exchange"?)
    If i would install smtp server, windows told, it needs "IIS".

    So when i install "IIS" now.
    Would my sites be still reachable?
    Or can there occur some Ports conflicts,
    or conflict with apache - IIS ?

    Don't have installed "IIS" at moment,
    i have fear nothing works anymore?

    Is this the right way, on this instructions?
    I don't know nothing about mailserver. :/
    Could anybody please direct me in the right way?

    Thanks for any help!
     
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  2. ibins

    ibins Junior Member

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    For the next persons which have the same problems,
    i installed hmailserver on it. Whole install was a piece of cake. :)
    Lets see, how hmailserver is working the next days, i hope good, also for security :D