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Setting Up an Intranet

Please how do i set up an intranet. we already have an existing server, with a domain name and all that. i need to set up outlook, so that members on the domain can send and receive emails to each other. what do i need to set this up, and how. its urgent pls

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You have your intranet already.

What you did ask is how to add email to it. Most won't set up their own email server so the answer is simply: install an email server. There are dozens to choose from and you must be able to choose and set these up since you will be supporting this app.

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Thanks for the info

Thanks a lot Proffitt. used to think that the email thing working makes it an intranet. any suggestions on which email server to install. we have like 25 systems connected. need something affordable, with maximum functionality. thanks

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You have to choose the server. Outlook usually means more than email such as CALENDAR support. For that I always head back to Microsoft's own email server. There are seminars and classes on that. What I mean is that there are some newbies that think you can install this and run it without learning or taking classes.

I guess you need a list of email servers. Here it is but you didn't reveal what the host server is. You'll pick and choose to fit your server and what you want it to do.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mail_server_software

Keep in mind that email is just that. It's strange to read "maximum functionality" when an email server does one thing. Maybe you are thinking Calendars?

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Got the link..thanks

we are using windows 2012 server as the host server. ignore the "maximum functionality". was literally repeating the term that was used by my colleagues to tell me what they wanted. i guess calendars is inclusive as well. will check the link out . thanks again.

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Calendaring isn't email?

If they want calendars I really suggest you stop searching and answer them they will be getting Exchange Server. I've seen so many IT folk lose their heads trying other things.

While I'm sure it's possible, the load on the IT staff appears to be too much.

My answer now is "Exchange Server."

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