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12-15-2007, 07:55 PM
Hi there,
I urgently need to get hold of a good, free POP3 server for my network.

Does anyone know of any?..I found one a while back but can't find it again!!

Thanks a tonne

allheart55 (Cindy)
12-15-2007, 08:18 PM
This one isn't too bad. GMail offers POP/SMTP/IMAP access to its email . Also ,Gmail offers Anti-Spam filter of all tested solutions.
Tip1: The free Mozilla Thunderbird email client (http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=206215&t=177) includes built-in support for Gmail, this makes setting up an account very easy.Tip 2: You have your own email server? Then use GMail as hosted SPAM Filter. (http://www.iopus.com/guides/gmail-spam-filter.htm)
Here are the settings:
POP server: pop.gmail.com, Port: 995 (SSL)
SMTP: smtp.gmail.com, Port: 465 (SSL)
User name: your Gmail email address.
Google GMail setup tutorials (http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?ctx=gmail&hl=en&answer=12103)

12-15-2007, 08:22 PM
Hi allheart55

Thanks for that, but what i need is the actuall software that runs it, not a service already in existance. - So thanks....but any other sugestions anyone please?

allheart55 (Cindy)
12-15-2007, 09:50 PM
I missed the, "free POP3 server". http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee216/Tippy1955/smiley%20sm/laughs9.gif

12-16-2007, 07:45 AM
Grab a free copy of Debian Etch (http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/) (you want the stable netinst cd most probobly i386, install to an old PC you have lieing around with no valuable data, and follow this step by step guide (http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_users_and_domains_with_postfix_debian_etch ) to get a POP, IMAP, STMP spam filtering server with web access to edit users.

2 bits of advice, first when he uses the command 'vi' use 'nano' instead, they are both text editors but nano is a LOT easier to use. Secondly, read it don't just copy and paste, when I did one of those guides just copying and pasteing caused no end of trouble ;)

when your done don't forget to run
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade for security fixes occasionally

12-16-2007, 07:56 AM
Hi there,
Thanks a lot, but I realy need an application that I can tempoarly run on one of my existing server I will look into this for a more permanent solution.


12-16-2007, 10:04 AM
Integrating a new feature into an existing server isn't what I'd call easy, I've never tried but I'd guess you have to understand both the current server and the software your trying to add. But if your feeling brave a list of POP3 servers, some will be free http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_Office_Protocol#Server_implementations

12-16-2007, 10:41 AM
Ok, thanks for that, I will take a look!!

12-16-2007, 10:54 AM
Humm, I can't find any that are free and for windows :(...

any more ideas anyone please?!

12-16-2007, 12:39 PM
What STMP server are you useing? Windows programs tend to be more monolithic than Linux so it may well have a POP server built in? If not try hmailserver (http://www.hmailserver.com/), that is free open source, windows and it dose POP. But if your using a separate STMP server I don't think you'll have much luck intergrateing it.