Ability Mail Server has a free 5 user version, so for a home or small office sharing a small 1GB mailbox like that offered by BT, this could be ideal for you. It would also be good for a company that wants to make their email available “offline”. The setup would go something like this:
- Install the mail server and configure domain and users on a PC that is always ON
- Configure “POP3 retrieval” of incoming email fromÂ your ISP
- Configure your ISP as smarthost to deliver outgoing email
- Connect users to your local mail server, using IMAP (or POP3)
You could also use Mailstore Home to archive really old email into a fast, searchable database.