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Set up mail server for incoming email

Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:22 PM

Ok, so my domain registrar allows me to forward emails to a port at my IP. With this I am able to set up a personal email account. My problem is that I have to manually set up each email to be forwarded(the indexed program saves a text version of the email as of now). So every time I want to set up a new email address I have to manually add it to the forwarding list for my site. I can send emails from any new username@mysite.com(which is relatively easy), I just can not receive emails directed to any username@mysite.com(only ones I manually specify).
If your still with me, any ideas or point me in the right direction? I assume it would just be some configuration.
FYI I am trying to work without Outlook or James.
Specs: vista 64-bit, Apache

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Re: Set up mail server for incoming email

Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:28 PM

Why not just install a mail server such as qmail? Then setup the correct NS records with your register.
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Re: Set up mail server for incoming email

Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:42 PM

That's not the point...
how would I correctly set it up? something like *@mysite.com? or should simply mysite.com. I would kind of like to be able to route email to port 8080 instead of port 80. Currently I have a sub domain of sorts set up within apache httpd with a rule rewrite to handle emails, it runs a programs that saves the emails to a text file. So I figure I am pretty close to doing this myself just can not get anyuser@mysite.com emails to come to my server.
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Re: Set up mail server for incoming email

Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:46 PM

Is there a reason, why you want to use port 8080? Why don't you simply set up a correct mx-record within the nameserver settings to the ip of your server?
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Re: Set up mail server for incoming email

Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:59 PM

so something like
mysite.com. IN MX 10 mail.mysite.com.

If I understand this right this will filter out all incomming emails to the subdomain mail?

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Re: Set up mail server for incoming email

Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:24 AM

Exactly. There is no need for setting up another port or something like that.
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