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Von II

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#1 8 years ago

Well, the thing is, I can't seem to find ones that can be installed through FTP, as I need to install it on a Linux server somewhere in the US. The only ones I could find are programs that can be installed only through windows or linux commands and stuff.

I'd just like to do the following: *Send and receive email through example@exampledomainname.com with some program like Outlook or Mozilla firebird,... *It must be installed through FTP *I want a few different accounts, but I guess that doesn't pose a problem if I can create one, more shouldn't be impossible. *If possible, I'd like to setup an url where I can check my mail, something like hotmail.com but very simple. This url would be a subdomain of my domain, or www.exampledomainname.com/mail

Thanks in advance!

And yes, I own a domain name that I can use.




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#2 8 years ago

Hi there .o/

Hmm I doubt you can actually install anything over FTP, it is made only to transfer files... even if you manage to setup a portable installation (so you can move it from your computer to the server), you'll still need to actually "do something" on the server so it starts running the program.

Well, maybe if you use some php page that you'll access once over http so it starts the program on the server (I suppose it can be done, but don't know for sure) after transfering it all over ftp... However, you'll need to know what OS the server is running, be sure to have the required privileges for your php (or whatever language) script to run a compatible program and perhaps alter the server's configuration (so it runs the program again should the server reboot)...




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#3 8 years ago

Von II;5426496I need to install it on a Linux server...

The only ones I could find are programs that can be installed only through... linux commands...

Uhm,... As Jill mentioned, you can't just download a program and expect it to run.

You have to install the program. You either use "linux commands", or connect to the "Xserver" and install it via a GUI. For windows, its either use commands, or "Remote Desktop".

What version of Linux does the server run?

Kernel version?? Distribution? Debian based? RPM based?




Von II

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#4 8 years ago

Well, seeing as one can install stuff like vBulletin through just ftp and install.php scripts and stuff..

I don't know how other people do this then? I mean, there must be tons of people who have access to a server only via FTP and want to install a mail server?

I don't really know. All I know is the what version of Php, mysql,... it is running.




Kilobyte

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#5 8 years ago

vBulletin is not a program, it is a database. There are some scripts, but those are run through other programs, such as Internet Explorer, a PHP interpreter, or Java plugin. Admittedly, my understanting of PHP is severely limited...

Most people in your shoes seem to rent another server for mail purposes. How to Configure PHP to Use a Remote SMTP Server for Sending Mail - About Email




Von II

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#6 8 years ago

Well, I just express myself right I guess.

Thanks for the help anyway. :)




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#7 8 years ago

If your using any decent web host then you should be able to set up email accounts in cpanel for POP3 etc.

Otherwise, your looking for something like sendmail if you want to run your own server, but I can't see why you'd want to.




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#8 8 years ago
Freyr;5426633If your using any decent web host then you should be able to set up email accounts in cpanel for POP3 etc.

I know, that's how it normally works.

My life would be so easy if I just had access to the cpanel. I hate working for big corporations sometimes. :(




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#9 8 years ago

Full story please.

Are you doing this at work? If so, what resources can you use? Is there a company email server setup already that you could use, or is that what your trying to create?




Von II

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#10 8 years ago

Freyr;5426678Full story please.

Are you doing this at work? If so, what resources can you use? Is there a company email server setup already that you could use, or is that what your trying to create?

It's pretty much like having access to the main Filefront server, but only FTP, no cpanels or anything, and only an email adress to submit request for help or errrors, but that takes up to a month for a reply.

There is somewhere an email thingy set-up but it's impossible to get edit that one or such.




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