How to setup a mail server on windows - part 4/4 Verifying setup

How to setup a mail server on windows - part 4/4

Verifying setup

 Mail server setup verification

1.    Set up an IMAP mail account in Outlook. Do not forget to enable SMTP-Authentication under account creation wizard.

2.    Send out an email to Gmail using the email address created in step 1 within Outlook and check if mail comes in “Monitor” log.

3.    Reply this mail in Gmail and check if mail comes in “Monitor” log.

4.    Resolve if there is a SPAMHAUS  issue that your mail server is on one of the block list and thus mails cannot be delivered in step 2.

5.    Check IP in SenderBase if your mail server IP does not exist in any of the block list in Spamhaus and its associated database.

Optional setup

1.    In most cases, your users are using Outlook 2007, 2010 or 2013. EVO Collaborator for Outlook helps users to stay synchronized for their Contacts and Calendars along with EVO Collaboration Add-on services.

a.     Download ECO. Run Setup.exe and follow the instruction.

b.     Open Outlook, and click on “Configure profile(s)”

c.     Click on “EVO – not configured”

d.     Enter your server’s hostname, your username, and your password

e.     Click “TEST” to authenticate the profile

f.      Once authenticated, click on “Apply” and “Quit”

g.     Now, ECO will start its initial synchronization. As completed, ECO will also perform synchronization every 300 seconds or when any change is made

2.    If you have iOS devices, Thunderbird with plug-ins, OS X systems, Blackberry OS10, or Android devices, please visit “Support” section on EVO’s official website for further detail on test procedures.

3.    If you have EvoServ installed, follow the steps below to test webmail

a.     Open a web browser and enter http://<your_mail_server>/roundcube/

b.     Once webmail screen appears, enter “user@yourdomain.com” and password to log in


1.    Spamhaus (http://www.spamhaus.org/) – This is a reliable source of block list and assist you to make comparison against the lists.

2.    SenderBase – (http://www.senderbase.org/) – This is an IP eputation database that determines whether your mail server has a good reputation

3.    Microsoft Outlook – (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/) – This is perhaps the most commonly used mail client application on the market.

4.    Gmail – (http://www.gmail.com/) – This is perhaps the most commonly used webmail and related services on the market.
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