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CBuntrock

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Hello everyone!

I just freshly installed Kerio Mailserver (its a trial!!) and deactivated IIS and activated HTTP in Kerio Administration (is this necessary??). Then I entered "localhost" in the adress line of the internet explorer and WebMail came up. But then I tried to access it from outside with the IP of my Server and it doesn't came up Sad

Do you know what the reason might be for this?? The Error I says that the request takes to much time.

Thank you very much!

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Christian
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pcunix

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CBuntrock wrote on Sun, 01 November 2009 19:57
Hello everyone!

I just freshly installed Kerio Mailserver (its a trial!!) and deactivated IIS and activated HTTP in Kerio Administration (is this necessary??). Then I entered "localhost" in the adress line of the internet explorer and WebMail came up. But then I tried to access it from outside with the IP of my Server and it doesn't came up Sad

Do you know what the reason might be for this?? The Error I says that the request takes to much time.

Thank you very much!

regards
Christian


Is there a firewall here? That's the most likely reason.

Most of us use https for webmail, not http.

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CBuntrock

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I have to admit, I am not an expert in such stuff (this is one of the reasons, why we want to use Kerio and not Exchange. but only one!). So how can I switch to Https or put off the firewall? I have not installed any. Is it the windows firewall? Thank you very much!!!!
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pcunix

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Quite likely it is the Windows firewall. If you don't know how to configure it, just shut it off momentarily and try the access then. If it works, you know it is that firewall, and you can then turn it back on and figure out how to allow what you want.

How did you let SMTP in? It's the same concept.

Turn on https in services. Make sure the access is not restricted to the local lAN. Http usually SHOULD be restricted to the lan.

I can help you with this by phone tomorrow morning if you need it. It's almost 10:00 PM here my time, so I'm done for the day Smile


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CBuntrock

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hey thank you very much!!!

it was the firewall!! I just set it inactive and it worked!!!

so the next step would be, to get it working with the firewall running. and after that, I should switch to https I think.

How I let SMTP in? well at the moment I don't know it...
I just installed it. Actually I am not yet so far, to send or receive E-Mails with this programm (even not over my domain). I need to find out, which things I have to tell my domain-provider and which settings I have to do in kerio. Is there a manual for this?? Maybe a manual for dummies....??? Smile Thx!

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Christian
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Yes, there's a manual. It's on-line, right here at Kerio.com

http://www.kerio.com/supp_kms_manual.html

I list other resources that might be useful to you at my http://aplawrence.com/Kerio/resources.html

You should have someone run through your configuration with you to make sure you didn't miss anything. I have a basic overview at http://aplawrence.com/Kerio/configuration.html but there's really no substitute for talking it through. I can do that with you today if you like.

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CBuntrock

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hello again!

webmail access now works fine. but I have a problem with all that domain-stuff now.

I just reinstalled the mailserver an answered the settings in the wizard how I just want to have it at the end. so the first I said "domain.com" and the second "mail.domain.com". the problem is, that my server (on which kerio is installed) has just an IP. let's say the IP is 123.45.67.89 and my Domain is "happy.com". Problem: happy.com is registered at a Domain-Hoster (which really just hosts domains and 5 MB space. what do I need to change in the settings of kerio mailserver and what do I need to tell my Domain-Hoster, that everything works correctly? I mean sending and receiving E-Mails with <_a.t_>happy.com

Can anyone help me out here? Thank you very much!!!
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Christian
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freakinvibe

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You must tell your domain hoster to add an MX record to the DNS settings that points to your IP address. Also, you must add your domain to the KMS config.

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CBuntrock

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can you tell me, were this is described how to do it? I really have no idea about all this.

so if the IP of the server is 123.45.67.89 I will tell my Provider "please make mx-entry of domain happy.com to 123.45.67.89"?
and then it will work?

is it necessary to enable http in kerio mailserver? Because as far as I can see, it is not possible to enable http in Kerio, when IIS is enabled...


thanks
cu
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If you want to operate a mail server, at least basic knowledge of TCP/IP and DNS is needed. I would recommend

http://www.dummies.com/store/product/DNS-For-Dummies.product Cd-0764516833,navId-322456.html

BTW, http is only necessary if you want to use webmail.

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CBuntrock

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isn't there a tutorial for that? In my opinion, reading the book is just overkill for what I want... sorry.
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pcunix

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You need to set the MX record to point to its outside address. Whoever is responsible for your DNS does that.

If you aren't relaying through your ISP or some other server, you alzo need a PTR record. Thart's NOT in your DNS; see my http://aplawrence.com/Blog/B961.html

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