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Email port woes

7up
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Email port woes

Hi all

I have a windows VPS which is hosting a few websites. I wanted windows as I've written a few x86 services with delphi and they will only run on windows. These are dhcp, dns and email (well.. kinda email.. it forwards to a http url mainly).

Anyway one website is for a local group and we needed a mail server in a hurry. Mine isn't suited to that (nor ready) so i've got mercurymail running.

However, the problem is that I still need to run my mail server too. I can run that on a different port with no problems but the main email server being mercurymail, runs on port 25. Unlike apache or other webservers, email servers aren't virtualhost or port friendly.

I can setup a filter on mercury mail to forward email to my other site.. but @domain.com:26 doesn't work and it can't be done via dns either. Although I know there are 3rd party services out there, I'm wondering if there is a better way of doing this?

MercuryMail does have some interesting rules / options.. but none include a tcp connection. Although it does let me save to file and invoke another program, if there were stacks of incoming emails at the same time, it's going to become a mess with so many threads trying to save to the same filename,

Any ideas? (don't say a second VPS lol).

 

Thanks

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Re: Email port woes

"Multiple domains  Support for multiple domains on one system. A single Mercury/32 server can service a practically unlimited number of different e-mail domains."

 

That's from Mercury Mail Transport System, Windows version - Features on the overview tab.

7up
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Re: Email port woes

It does indeed.. but i think you missed this point:

I wanted windows as I've written a few x86 services with delphi and they will only run on windows. These are dhcp, dns and email (well.. kinda email.. it forwards to a http url mainly).

Anyway one website is for a local group and we needed a mail server in a hurry. Mine isn't suited to that (nor ready) so i've got mercurymail running.

However, the problem is that I still need to run my mail server too.



In other words, I still need to run my 2nd mail server which can forward emails to a http address where they are processed and then inserted into a database. Mercury mail doesn't do that.

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Re: Email port woes

Could you use Pegasus mail to IMAP messages from Mercury, and then use Pegasus message filtering rules to do the processing you want ?