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Email and chat system

Postby rtk1511 » 2012-02-05 10:47

I want to create a system from which a user can create a new email account and then can send, receive, forward and reply to emails. Also can chat to a co-member. I am implementing this using asp.net. I need to know if this is possible using hmailserver. I am really tensed concerning feasibility of this project.

I may send mails through smtp but i want to know about receiving mails and about creation of accounts say myuser@myname.com

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Re: Email and chat system

Postby mattg » 2012-02-05 11:00

yes you probably can use the same username and password for both, but seriously why would you?

you can install a Jabber server and a mail server side by side
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Re: Email and chat system

Postby rtk1511 » 2012-02-05 12:14

i want to give additional functions like locking a folder in folder locks which open with face recognition etc. to state simply i need to create gmail/yahoomail etc like system wit some special features. Its a college project and nothing commercial. Can you please explain the jabber server and mail server concept

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Re: Email and chat system

Postby rolaids0 » 2012-02-05 15:40

If you want to use the same usernames and passwords for both your mail server and chat server, you may want to use Active Directory.

For a FOSS Jabber server that runs cross platform take a look at Openfire: http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/openfire/. hMail can authenticate against a windows domain and Openfire can authenticate against LDAP (Active Directory).http://www.hmailserver.com/documentation/latest/?page=reference_account

Openfire supports plugs-ins created in Java, and uses MySQL like hMail can.

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Re: Email and chat system

Postby dzekas » 2012-02-05 15:43

rolaids0 wrote:If you want to use the same usernames and passwords for both your mail server and chat server, you may want to use Active Directory.

Jabber servers can verify users with IMAP auth

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Re: Email and chat system

Postby rtk1511 » 2012-02-05 20:31

I will try to understand your replies but I am a college student and all i have studied is the protocols SMTP POP3 and IMAP theoretically. I know what are domain names and host names. All i need to know is

1)how to create my domain and create users with email accounts with user@domainname.com from my own GUI
2)what will be the smtp server name to send emails
3)can i retrieve mails coming to my users' email addresses using pop3
4)how do i build up an inbox for my users

Ill be grateful if anybody can help me with this

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Re: Email and chat system

Postby dzekas » 2012-02-05 20:53

rtk1511 wrote:1)how to create my domain

Domains are organized in hierarchic structure and separate branches (.org, .org, .net and others) are managed by different organizations. You can't just create usable working internet domain on your own.

rtk1511 wrote:1) ... and create users with email accounts with user@domainname.com from my own GUI
4)how do i build up an inbox for my users

That's the same question asked twice. This forum has scripts for account creation in script section. If you want to use your own GUI for account creation and management, you will have to create that GUI yourself by using hMailServer COM API in your language of choice. See COM API section in hMailServer documentation and learn how to use Windows COM API in your programming language.

rtk1511 wrote:2)what will be the smtp server name to send emails

It will be IP address or dns name of your email server. Or any other email server on your local network, which will accept your emails for relay. See http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc821.html

rtk1511 wrote:3)can i retrieve mails coming to my users' email addresses using pop3

No. You don't know their passwords. If you do or you use other tools to read users emails without their consent, you are violating their privacy.


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