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Zobair Imran
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Dear Friend(s),

I have made an email client application. Now I need to register to a free POP3 & SMTP server provider. I had an account of HotPoP many years ago (www.HotPOP.com) through which I could test my previous email client software. but now it seems to be unavailable for that particular service or whatever. Could you pleas advise me which site provides free SMTP and POP3 server so that I can register it for free and test my email client. And please also provide suggestion if HotPoP can work for it any ways...

Thanks in Advance.
 
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best would be to set hMail server (free Window based SMTP and POP3 server) .. very easy to install .. i have installed it for my two projects .. and have used it successfully to send/recieve emails from Java code... Excellent software ..also very lightweight ... go for hMail server if you are looking for Windows based system ..
 
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Thanks brother Abhay Agarwal ! I need few more assistance from you, if you don't feel bothered. Could you please provide me your email add so that I can contact you? I might require to know some configuration/settings info about email client...from you.

Thank you very much indeed.
 
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I have already Installed it but I fail to configure it, so could you please give me some manual or step by step directions to configure the hmail server?

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Here's the configuration tutorial directly from the hmailServer site... https://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/latest/?page=basic_configuration

Did you not find that? You should have been able to find it by clicking around the site. Or do you just need some help with a particular aspect of configuration?
 
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Hi Zobair

Feel free to post your config error in this post. I shall try to solve your error.

Thanks
Abhay
 
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Thank you both brothers Paul Clapham and Abhay Agarwal. I will keep in touch with you.
 
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Well, if I want an offline test of my email client (i.e., localhost sending and receiving test) what should be there in the configuration fields of my email client:

1. SMTP Server: [field]
2. POP Server: [field]
3. SMTP Password: [field]
4. Return Path: [field]
5. POP Password: [field]
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My configuration codes are:

mySMTPServerHostAddress = "localhost.localdomain";
mySenderMailAddress = "root@localhost.localdomain";
myPOPServerHostAddress = "localhost";
myReceiverUserName = "Zobair";
myReceiverSecretKey = "password";
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what should be changed in the above codes = " ";
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my computer name (laptop): super-pc
my computer username: Zobair
userpassword is: password
Windows 8.1 (licensed copy)
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I did not register any domain. Therefore, what should be the configuration of hmailserver in this case. And how can I send/receive to/from other mail servers e.g., gmail/hotmail...etc during online test?

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It's as I guessed. You have a server, but you don't have a domain name for it.

So, public servers like Hotmail won't send anything to your server because they deliver e-mails based on the domain name after the @ sign in the to-address. You could conceivably set up more than one server in your local network and try configuring them to send e-mails between each other. But why would you want to do that? Seems to me the only reason for you to be setting up an SMTP server is that you plan to use it to receive e-mail from other people, and for that you need a domain name. You aren't doing this just to learn about SMTP servers, are you?
 
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Dear Paul thanks for your reply, and sorry for my late reply to you. Actually I did not completely understand what you tried to mean ...! Neither I have any server nor a domain. I wanted to say you that, even my ISP does not provide me email facilities i.e., they keep sending port stop. I wanted such a free server which could help me sending and receiving email for a test. And you guys advised me to install hmailserver for such an assistance I seek. And based on that I asked you again how as per my email client's configuration (in the previous message) hmailserver should be configured...!

I mean to say please look at my previous message and check and say what should be there in the configuration for hmailserver as well ass what should be there in my email configuration fields above.

Thanks.
 
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It wasn't me who advised you to install an SMTP server. On the contrary, it's unlikely that you are going to be able to make that work, as I already said.

In my opinion if you want to test sending e-mails, you should use one of the publicly available servers (Gmail, Yahoo, etc) which support that. As for receiving e-mails, I've already said why I think there's no point in testing that unless your goal is to run your own SMTP server for your own e-mail domain. You haven't ever said why it's important to you to test with your own SMTP server either.
 
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Well! brother, as a matter of fact I just want to see and check whether my email client is functioning, I just want seeing it sending and receiving emails, nothing else. I have email Ids of gmail, yahoo, hotmail...etc. But my email client does not work while I use any on of Ids! It worked long before about 12 years ago while I first created it. After a long time I am testing it as I left working on Java now I got back to working with Java that's why I am trying to clear my hands on it. Do you think I need to register a particular domain? like, my name is zobair and my site is www.zobair.com? are you asking me to do something like that sort. When I built it I did not have to register any domain, I just signed up a free email server www.HotPoP.com and trough that I could be able to test my email client. Now I don't know whether HotPoP is giving that free service any more! I before in the configuration field SMTP Server (of my email client): I set -> smtp.hotpop.com
POP Serrver: pop.hotpop.com
Return Path:zobair@hotpop.com
User Name: zobair
POP Password: **bla**bla*
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And it would run properly!
I hope you understand it now. Therefor I just need to know how again after such a long time I can test my old email client or is it possible to do so without registering any domain as I did before! or you are advising me to register any domain?

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Paul Clapham wrote:In my opinion if you want to test sending e-mails, you should use one of the publicly available servers (Gmail, Yahoo, etc) which support that.


And likewise receiving them, now that I think about it. Leave the SMTP server management to somebody who understands it and just use their server for testing.

And if your client is very old, then it probably hasn't kept up with advances in e-mail security (i.e. anti-spammer initiatives). I know Gmail requires access using SSL now (i.e. not port 25 any more, and other changes). Yahoo, last time I heard, requires you to do something special on their site before you can access their SMTP (don't remember what). Other public SMTP servers are likely to have security features which you have to deal with too -- the days when you could just connect to somebody's SMTP server without any security or authentication are long gone.
 
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Thank you very much indeed.
 
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