The Installing an Email Server module provides you with the instruction and computer hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Configuring an E-Mail Service
  • Configuring a Mail Client

Exercise 1 - Configuring an Email Service

For decades, electronic mail (E-mail) has been an indispensable and inexpensive communications medium for sending messages to an individual, group or an entire organization with a valid e-mail address.

Corporate users rely on an internal email service owned and maintained by the company. Smaller organizations using their registered Internet domain names can rely on subscription-based e-mail service providers who will setup the server and network infrastructure for their messaging requirements. On the other hand, individuals can sign up for free e-mail services offered by Google, Microsoft and other major software vendors to allow them to send e-mail for personal or business purposes.

In this lab you will configure a mail server based on LAMP and then practice sending self-addressed e-mails. You will enable an e-mail client using Windows Live Mail and connect it to an internal email service.

Exercise 2 - Configuring a Mail Client

Most email systems are compatible with e-mail client software like Outlook, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird and web-based Gmail for composing messages and sending them out to the intended recipients. Mobile devices have their built-in email client tools which affords everyone to access their messages while on the move as long as the mobile phone has Internet connectivity.

The next exercise will show you how to configure a client mail program called Windows Live Mail to test that the mail service in LAMP server is working.

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