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Mailserver & Windows DNS Setup (8 posts)

  1. brian.j
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Hi, i freshly installed WordpressMU on Windows 2003, just forgot i'll need a mailserver for user signup.

    Anyone know the settings for Windows DNS?

    Thanks;)

  2. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Not sure what you mean by the "settings for windows dns".

  3. brian.j
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Thanks for help,

    i was asking for MX record of my domain and everything.. i got no idea:/

    //Btw.. can i use *gmail 4 domains* maybe? All i know is normaly the mailserver is listening on the localhost, but how is this with external mail or MX records etc?

  4. bloggus
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Something like in the DNS:

    Type: MX
    Data: [21] mail.domain.com

    and

    Name: mail
    Type: Host (A)
    DAta: IP of the server

    I think that if you want to send email out you need basically have something installed. Use one of the free ones for Windows. Here are two to choose:

    http://www.mailenable.com (standard ed. free - enough)
    http://www.hmailserver.com (totally free)
    http://www.smartertools.com (free for one domain and 10 users)

  5. brian.j
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Hey, much thanks:)

    i already installed hMailServer
    (setting to localhost, added TCP port 25 to firewall)

    ..for now i just try to send out but wasn't able to get any mails delivered.. is there any additional settings in MU needed? any way to get an error report?

    Thanks in advance;)

  6. bloggus
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    No setting on MU needed if you have the mail server, dns, firewall and php.ini configured right - it is like any php script.

    I use in my php.ini :
    [mail function]
    SMTP = 127.0.0.1
    smtp_port = 25

  7. brian.j
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Thanks, php.ini seems to be right but i still get no mails out:/

    Now i get out of email-addresses because the signup appears to work, only without sending the mail..

    Any idea how to test the localhost SMTP?

  8. zanfardinom
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    My signup works also, but not email is sent to the new user for activation. I installed sendmail, but I get an error in the log.

    log error for sendmail: 09/08/26 10:50:08 : Socket Error # 10061<EOL>Connection refused.

    So, how do I setup hMailServer. Here's what I did. One note...the exchange server is not on the server that runs WordPress (does this matter??). Do I use localhost for the WordPress server or my exchange SMTP mail.domain.tld?

    php.ini file
    [mail function]
    SMTP = mail.domain.tld
    smtp_port = 25

    sendmail_from = email@domain.tld

    Is this correct...if not or if so, then what do I need to do in hMailServer?

    Thanks in advance!

    mz

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