DNS2P with Argosoft mail server
We assume in these instructions that you have
already setup DNS2P and it is running. Go online
and make sure DNS2P is running. Then run the
Argosoft Setup package and install the product.
Once you've installed the mail server, follow
the examples shown below to configure your mail
server for your domain(s).
The Argosoft Mail Server is published by Argo
Software Design, and is a great, free mail server.
You can download the Argosoft Mail Server at
The server is also available at Tucows.com,
Winfiles.com, and at many other great shareware
Once you get the server installed, launch the
interface and you will see the screen below.
You now want to set up the Click OK once you
read this dialog box.
Once the server is set up and you are at the
main console as shown above, you should go to
the TOOLS menu and select the USERS option.
You will then see the ADD NEW USER dialog box
Once you click on USER option, the dialog box
shown above will appear. This allows you access
to create a new user mailbox. Enter the username,
the real name of the person, and the password.
You can also select to have this user's mail
forwarded to another mail account. Repeat this
process for your each of your users. Each mailbox/user
you create will get an email address like "User@Domain.com"
or "User@Subdomain.dns2p.com", etc.
depending on the DNS2P service that you have.
The next step is to setup the Mail Server, Ports
and Services. To get to the screen shown below,
click TOOLS, and then OPTIONS. Under the GENERAL
section, you need to enter the domain name below.
If you have just the STANDARD DNS2P (DNS2P Subdomain),
enter the name like YOURNAME.DNS2P.COM. This
example below shows the domain name as "myhomepc.org",
since this is the Private Domain Name which
I use with DNS2P. If you ordered a Premier DNS2P
Service, and have a private domain with DNS2P,
you should enter the private domain below like:
"Yourname.com", or "Myname.Com",
etc. Do not use "www" in front of
the domain.Set the Ports for SMTP and POP3,
you dont need to worry about the finger option.
For DNS, you want to specify your local DNS
Server. This means that if you are on AOL, you
would use NS.AOL.COM or whatever local DNS Servers
that you use. If you have a Cable Modem or xDSL
modem, you would use your local DNS server,
something like NS.ISP.COM, whatever your ISP
gives you. You can find this out by looking
on the technical details of your ISP's website,
or by calling them. NEVER use the DNS2P DNS
Servers here, since they are not personal DNS
Servers, your mail server will NOT work if you
use our DNS Servers here
You can also specify to load the server at startup,
as well as allow relaying from other servers,
but this is NOT recommended, since spammers
may find your relay server and use it to send
their mail out through your server.
Make sure that your PORT 25 SMTP is OPEN and
not blocked by your ISP. You can check to see
if your port is open by using a free service
Once you verify the Port 25 is open, set the
settings as shown below. You should also make
sure port 110 is open so you can check your
mail via the POP3 Server.
If your ISP blocks port 25 for SMTP, then you
need the Store and Forward service from DNS2P.COM
so you can get around this problem. Once you
order the Store and Forward Service as an add-on
to your existing DNS2P Service, you can change
the mail server SMTP port below to the custom
port you wish to add your Mail Server on. The
DNS2P Store and Forward service will then connect
on this custom port you specified when you ordered
That's it! You can create more users as you
need them, and you should be on your way to
running your own mail server for your domain.
Remember that DNS2P offers Mail Store and Forwarding
and many other unique services. If you are having
problems with the Mail Server, please see the
DNS2P FAQ, as part of the SUPPORT section of
this web site. Remember that you can also use
the Argosoft Mail Server to host MULTIPLE domains,
so you can run a mail server for your friends,
customers, and clients as well.