This is the first time I have ever configured a VPS server without 3rd party applications such as Plesk control panel. I have got most functionality working in all my websites except I am very unsure as to how I can setup my email functionality on this new server.

Basically I want the standard POP3 functionality, a bunch of accounts with private boxes, all able to send and receive emails using their individual usernames and passwords.

My server setup is pretty simple, its a VPS with IIS & DNS Server running. What I have tried to do to setup SMTP & POP3 is adding the SMTP Server feature through the Server Manager Console (very unsure of the configuration as guides I found did not explain), I then installed a 3rd party application called Visdeno SMTP Extender as it claims to be a POP3 service providing accounting and the ability to communicate with email clients.

That is as far as I have gotten as I can not seem to find too much information on the subject. So can someone please tell me how to go about configuring these services in order to provide standard SMTP & POP3 functionality?

Thanks, Alex.

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There are a lot of free pop3 servers out there:


  • Yeah, it is looking like Visendo is fairly buggy and un-polished, can you recommend a good open source one? Jun 29, 2012 at 4:35
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    Unfortunately not, many OSS mail servers come in linux flavour only :)
    – MichelZ
    Jun 29, 2012 at 4:38

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