This tutorial is developed to guide you to set up hMailServer on VPS, including the configuration of SMTP, TCP/IP ports and Internet. If you’d. A thorough step by step guide on installing hMailServer and setting it up on your home computer. In this step by step tutorial we will learn how to setup hMailServer to send emails from our local computer. hMailServer is a free SMTP (Simp.

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How to Set Up hMailServer?

You have a single server you want to use as email server home. The below tutorial assumes that the domain you want to host guire for is named mydomain. Checking the requirements Before sdtup continue, you should check that your Internet service provider ISP allows you to run your own email server.

You should also check that your ISP has not blocked port 25 for incoming traffic. You also needs to know whether they are blocking outgoing traffic on port Configuring the DNS server To be able to receive email from other servers, you must set up MX records for your domain.


The MX records are entries in the DNS server that tells other computers on the Internet which computer host name is hosting the email for your domain. If you have access to a web interface that lets you modify DNS settings, you can set up your MX records yourself.

If you don’t have access, you should contact the company that registered your domain and ask them to set up the MX records for your domain. Create an A record named mail. Configure the A record mail.

Add a MX record that has the ymailserver mail. Changing firewall settings If you have a firewall which you hopefully have you need to modify its settings to allow hMailServer to receive email.

If you’re behind some kind of router, you need to configure the router to forward all traffic on port 25 to the computer where hMailServer is running. Enter the name of your domain and click Guude.


Configuration tutorial – hMailServer – Free open source email server for Microsoft Windows

In the Host name setting, enter the host name of your computer, in this example something. Configuring outgoing email If your Internet service provider is blocking outgoing traffic on port 25, hMailServer will not be able to deliver email to other servers since all SMTP servers normally only receives email on port To do this, follow these steps: Configuring your email client In your email client, add a new account.

Enter the following information: Same as the account address you added in hMailServer Administrator. Password – The password you defined in hMailServer Administrator.

Single server, static IP address.