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Windows Mail Server?

Can anyone recommend a POP/SMTP mail server for Windows? I'm currently using Mercury, but the fact that it doesn't run as a Windows Service kills me. I've looked around a bit and seen some other packages, but I figured I'd ask here.

What I want:
-runs as a Windows service, preferably with hooks to the Event log and Perfmon
-no limit on # of domains served
-At least ten users for under $500
-webmail interface
-not Exchange

thanks!
Philo

Philo
Friday, July 25, 2003

Check out Gordano's Mail Server  - previously NT Mail
http://www.gordano.co.uk/kb.htm?q=1630
I know at least one ISP that uses it and is quite satisfied.

Prices http://www.gordano.co.uk/kb.htm?q=1630

Mike
Friday, July 25, 2003

We've been happy with IPswitch.

Joel Spolsky
Saturday, July 26, 2003

MDaemon is $110 for 6 users, and does what you want and more.

http://www.altn.com/

Hector
Saturday, July 26, 2003

XMail Server
Pretty sure you can get a web mail addon for it

Its free and powerful, runs as a service, not sure about using the Event Log tho

xmailserver.org

Dan G
Saturday, July 26, 2003

http://www.mailenable.com/ is really nice. It's pretty cheap too.

Damian
Saturday, July 26, 2003

I've always loved Ipswitch's IMail.  Not sure how it's priced now, but they should have a package in your range.  I haven't used it since V5 so things may have changed, but the thing I liked best was that most of the config and the messages were stored in plain text.  Almost like working on a Unix system, but with an interface that makes sense.

bobk
Saturday, July 26, 2003

"the thing I liked best was that most of the config and the messages were stored in plain text"

Oops, should've pointed out that this was something I was looking for too. :-)

Philo

Philo
Saturday, July 26, 2003

Mail Enable does that too.
The base version is actually free. But you have to pay some for the webmail.

Damian
Saturday, July 26, 2003

I've used IPswitch IMail, and it was pretty good.
I've also used Floosietek's FTGate, and I was damn impressed. http://www.floosietek.com

IagainstI
Saturday, July 26, 2003

I'm using MDaemon, and works fine with several domains, only maybe not so easy as i want.

http://www.altn.com/Products/Default.asp?product_id=MDaemon

Guillermo
Saturday, July 26, 2003

Ipswitch Software's Imail is a package which I just recently installed for a customer - http://www.ipswitch.com - it has all that you mentioned. But I'm not certain about the price as I know they've changed their price structure recently.

Their support is very good as well - even though we are in London and they are in NY so it is a pretty expensive phone call but it was excellent!

James Ussher-Smith
Sunday, July 27, 2003

Use CommunigatePro from Stalker - http://www.stalker.com
Has all the features you need, web-interface can be customized as you wish.
Runs on Windows just fine, you can switch to any other platform any time as you wish with the same license

Alex Tronin
Sunday, July 27, 2003

I run Mercury Mail with fireDaemon to keep it running when I'm not on the server.  No good links, simply because it's been running flawlessly on the server through three workstation upgrades - the links have been archived somewhere. 

Unfocused Focused
Sunday, July 27, 2003

Floosietek's FTgate family of servers.

www.floosietek.co.uk

Simon Lucy
Monday, July 28, 2003

Many commercial web hosting providers seem to use IPswitch's IMail (already mentioned in a few previous replies):
http://www.ipswitch.com/products/IMail_Server/index.html
The pricing is:
Express Version Free
Small Business Version $695
Professional Version $1495

For Windows only, you could also check out JMail Server:
http://www.dimac.net/websites/dimac/website/products/w3JMailServer
from http://www.dimac.net/

Philip Dickerson
Monday, July 28, 2003

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