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Supa Mike

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Hi

I have setup a Kerio mail server on server 2008 and its working fine within the LAN. however, i would like to have the mails accessed via web-mail through the internet. I have configured SMTP service and added IIS on the server and I know i have to open ports 110, 25 and 143 on the cisco router and forward them to the public IP provided by the ISP.

Is this scenario workable or do i need anything else to be configured? Also, does opening the ports on the router and firewall create a security threat for spamming?

I will appreciate all the assistance

Michael
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Spacey

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WebMail uses Port 80 or the SSL Port 443 - watch the services in the settings menu, there you can see which ports are used for each service!

Be sure to activate the proper security settings like auth methods for relaying and password hacking stuff. Also use more or less secure usernames & passwords for the mail users. Name: "user1" & password "user1" maybe a bit too easy to guess Wink
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Supa Mike

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Thanks Spacey. Can you guide me on the auth methods? I'm kinda new to Kerio connect so a link to where to go to will be useful

Thanks
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Spacey

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Hi,

I'd recommend that you check every point in the Kerio admin. There are help files on every page which explain a lot. Besides a Kerio workshop would help you adjusting the settings to your needs and to help understanding how everything works. Especially when you plan to connect your server to the internet be sure to set ip up properly to avoid bad traps.

The auth methods for sending eMails via your kerio can be found under the SMTP-Server setting tab within the kerio admin backend.

Be sure to NOT check/use the "Open relay" option since this would allow everyone in the world to use your server to send mails through which is... not good Wink

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Supa Mike

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Thanks Spacey.. your the best
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Spacey

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Thanks but don't think so Very Happy Laughing

I'm fairly new to Kerio as well - 1/2 Year of experience maybe. But OK general linux knowledge helps a bit Wink
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Supa Mike

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Well, i'll be on the lookout for your skills all the same
Till then, you're still the best .. lol
Rolling Eyes

cheers
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freakinvibe

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I have configured SMTP service and added IIS

You don't need to add IIS and you don't need the SMTP service from Windows Server.

Kerio comes with its own Web Server and its own SMTP service. So I would disable IIS and SMTP on the Windows Server to avoid port conflicts.

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Supa Mike

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Thats A good one. I actually realized the same and i had to change the port numbers
I think this has to be clarified for first time users

Goood thing its not a production server so i can re-install it with the correct config
Thanks man
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Supa Mike

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OK. i got it setup with Kerio Connect and Kerio WinRoute firewall on the same machine. However, i cannot access the web-mail and cannot connect via outlook.

Seems to be something with the DNS setup or is it coz i got Active Directory running on the same machine?

Someone please advise

Thanks

Michael
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Pavel Dobry (Kerio)

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You need to correctly configure firewall (allow ports) and also solve port conflict of TCP port 443 because of SSL VPN on Winroute (Control) and WebMail in Connect.
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