I'm looking for a free or very cheap mail server.
For years I've been using the since-discontinued "FTGate", and it has been working well. However, as was discussed in another recent thread, software that's good one day may no longer be satisfactory the next because of a changing technological environment.
(Explanation hidden so as not to hijack my own thread, when I want to talk about email servers rather than DNS)
In my case, it's because the email my server sends out is frequently considered spam by the recipients' SMTP servers, apparently because my DNS entries (PTR record, maybe?) doesn't validate my home IP address as a legitimate sender for my domain. I can't really fix this because (a) I'm too ignorant of DNS, but more importantly, because (b) even if I could get the DNS set, I'd have a problem with my home's dynamic IP address.
The one fix I'm sure of is that, rather than send my mail directly to the recipients' servers, I can relay it through my hosting provider (GoDaddy)'s SMTP server. But their servers require authentication, which FTGate doesn't support.
What I'm looking for:
- Ability to retrieve POP3 mail and put it into the corresponding mailbox locally. Leave a copy on the server for a day so I can see it from work, too.
- POP3 server
- Outgoing SMTP authentication, including the ability to use a username that is an email address (some servers have you input credentials as "username:firstname.lastname@example.org", but can't parse it properly if the username is an email address that itself contains an "@")
- Light RAM consumption
Bonus points awarded for
- IMAP server
- Other means of sharing data in a "public folder" kinda thing
- Web mail, especially WAP
- Remote (web) administration
Can anyone in DC land suggest any free/cheap email server that satisfy these?