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Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
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reply to jester121

Re: Looking for a free/open source mail server for windows

said by jester121:

Are you sure your web/domain host you already use doesn't offer a few SMTP addresses that you could set up to forward to each person's personal account? Seems like a lot of hassle for such a small server need.

I agree.

Why not look at Google Apps free? You get your own domain, the Gmail interface, and its 100% free.

»www.google.com/intl/en/enterpris···ing.html

Free for up to 10 people.
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tomdlgns
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1 recommendation

bingo, that is why i asked how many people he needed accounts for.


Nightfall
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said by tomdlgns:

bingo, that is why i asked how many people he needed accounts for.

Yup....

Running your own email server these days in a home environment is really unnecessary. So many free alternatives out there.
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OZO
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reply to tomdlgns
You may create "personal" account for any service (or a person), that asks your mail address. Then, if they start to spam you (or sell your address to other spamers), it's easy to block only them. That's exactly how I manage accounts in my personal mail server. And BTW, if you use your own mail server, when online store sends a confirmation mail, containing your address, last 4 digits of CC you used to make purchase, price, product name, merchant name, etc. to your account, it goes directly to you and is not stored in Gmail or Yahoo or other similar provider, that like to analyze and store them for their own use. It simply comes directly to you. There is no MITM, that always wants to watch you.

So, running your own mail server brings a lot of benefits, protects your privacy and dramatically reduces spam that you may get.
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Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews:
·ooma
·Comcast
·Callcentric
said by OZO:

You may create "personal" account for any service (or a person), that asks your mail address. Then, if they start to spam you (or sell your address to other spamers), it's easy to block only them. That's exactly how I manage accounts in my personal mail server. And BTW, if you use your own mail server, when online store sends a confirmation mail, containing your address, last 4 digits of CC you used to make purchase, price, product name, merchant name, etc. to your account, it goes directly to you and is not stored in Gmail or Yahoo or other similar provider, that like to analyze and store them for their own use. It simply comes directly to you. There is no MITM, that always wants to watch you.

So, running your own mail server brings a lot of benefits, protects your privacy and dramatically reduces spam that you may get.

Depends on how paranoid you are I suppose.
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