Outlook 2007 as mail client
So now you've got a fully functioning mail server. Well, now it's time to make use of that mail server and configure a remote mail client to retrieve mail from the server and send mail through the server.
For my example, I've chosen Microsoft's Outlook 2007. Other Microsoft products like Outlook 2003, Outlook 2010, Outlook Express and Windows Live Mail 2011 slightly varies, but you should be able to get here the general idea.
Likewise, if you using some non-Microsoft other mail client you should be able to get the idea. Please do not e-mail me asking for instructions on another mail client. This is the only one I'm going to provide for now.It supposes that
- You already have configured the server to accept the domain (with vqadmin or by command line)
- You already have modified the MX record of the domain to point on you server
- You already have created an e-mail account for this domain (with qmailadmin or by command line)
We'll now configure Outlook 2007 to send and receives e-mails through our new server
1° Open Outlook and choose "Tools" and then "Account settings"
2° Choose "Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP"
3° Choose "Manually configure server settings or additionnal server types"
4° Then "Internet E-mail"
Several configuration are possible to retrieves e-mails from server:
You also have several possibilities to send your e-mails:
You can now proceed with optional tasks