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Installing IMAP and POP3 servers with Windows Server 2012

December 11, 2012
  • Begin by pressing windows home button as always
  • Under server manager, select add roles and features
  • Click next until you are at the features tab.
  • Select .NET framework 3.5 features.
  • To create an email server goto http://www.hmailserver.com/index.php?page=download and follow the wizard to install and choose your local host
  • When prompted, select “mySQL” as your mail database
  • Copy libmysql.dll to /hMailServer/bin directory
  • Open up your hosts file in notepad. It can be found at Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ folder
  • Add the following lines
    1. 127.0.0.1 mail.localserver.com
    2. 127.0.0.1 localserver.com
    3. 127.0.0.1 smtp.mail.localserver.com
    4. 127.0.0.1 pop3.mail.localserver.com
  • Add your local domain, right click, Put “mail.localhost.com” in the domain field.
  • After adding your users, go to “Settings” then “Protocols” and SMTP and in the “Delivery of e-mail” tab in the enter ”mail.localserver.com” in the Local Host Name area.
  • Go to settings then “Advanced” ”TCP/IP Ports” and configure each of the sub-entries to use 127.0.0.1 as your IP address.
  • IMAP and POP3 server are now installed for use.
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