Installing an SMTP Server

Welcome to the tutorial guide.  The tutorial will provide a user with advise and guidance on how to install SMTP Server.

Before we start the process of installation for the SMTP Server, it is good to know what is SMTP Server.
SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.  SMTP is used for sending e-mail messages
between servers.  As we are aware that most e-mail systems that send mail over the Internet use SMTP to send messages from one server to another.  These messages can then be retrieved with an
e-mail client using either POP or IMAP. SMTP is also used to send messages from a mail client to a mail server.  It is because of this reason a user will need to specify both the POP or IMAP server and the SMTP server when he or she configures his/her
e-mail application.
After understanding what is SMTP, it is good to be aware of the setup requirements for the AppFuse is an SMTP server.
  An easy way to configure AppFuse is to have an SMTP service running on localhost. Please note that this will not be a problem for some of the operating systems where an SMTP server is installed by default (like Linux and OS X distributions). If a user wants to understand how to install an SMTP server on his/her operating system then please go through following guidance as provided below:  

If a user wants to send mail with Shafkat then he/she needs to download and unpack the distribution, cd into the ‘shafkat-2.3.0/bin’ directory
• then execute the run.sh (or run.bat for Windows) script. Please note that if a user runs this script on a Linux machine then he/she should start it as sudo.  This is because it can bind to the necessary ports. 

It is important to note that if a user wants to setup the SMTP server that comes with IIS, then he/she should follow the steps as provided below:

  • first of all, please open the SMTP properties window
  • by clicking the Start and then
  • choosing the Control Panel
  • and then choosing Administrative Tools
  • and then Internet Information Services
  • Expand the domain that a user is using for Appfuse
  • and then right clicking on the default SMTP Virtual Server
  • and then a user can click the Access tab
  • click the Relay button which will bring up the Relay Restrictions window
  • now a user can select the radio option for “Only the list below” 
  • and then click the Add button to add access to a particular domain or group

Please note that if a user is using the localhost as his/her SMTP Server then he/she should ensure to add 127.0.0.1.  The reason behind adding this is so that the localhost can relay mail.

• In the end, a user can click on the OK and then Apply and then OK to save any changes.

Another thing that user need to do is to open port s25 and 2525. 

If a user followed this tutorial guide then he/she would have learnt about SMTP server
and also the installation process for the SMTP Server.

Installing Exchange 2010

Welcome to the tutorial guide.   The tutorial will provide advise and guidance on how to install Exchange 2010. 

A user will note that the Exchange 2010 installation is different from Exchange 2007.  This is because the Exchange 2010 only supports the Windows 2008 platform and also there is no 32-bit evaluation version.

 
Installation process

It is good to know a list of prerequisites for the exchange 2010.  The pre requisites include following:

·        the .NET Framework v3.5,

·        Remote Management Console Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3

·        and Windows PowerShell V2 CTP3.

Please note that with the prerequisites a user can proceed to follow the Exchange 2010 installation wizard.

A user can go to the 3rd wizard step where he has got an option to select the language files to be installed.  After going through the clicks on the Next button a user will come to the installation type select.  Please note that an Exchange 2010 organisation will require the Hub Transport, Client Access and Mailbox server roles.

A user will notice that the Client Settings wizard step asks a user if he/she is running Outlook 2003 and earlier or Entourage. By selecting yes, the installation will create the Public Folder database for the user.   If a user deals with the pre requisites and installs all the updates from Microsoft Update then the user will note that the readiness check identifies the need for three hot fixes. By installing these and restarting the setup will let a user to complete the test and complete the installation.

 If a user followed this tutorial guide then he/she would have learnt about installing Exchange 2010 beta.