Hexamail - Setting up Qmail


The simplest way to have Hexamail coexist with Qmail is to give Hexamail its own TCP/IP address on your system. Here are the steps to do this:

Add a new TCP/IP address

1) Add a new TCP/IP address to your system. Make sure that Qmail is not using it, by telnetting to port 25 of that TCP/IP address. There should be no connection accepted when you try this telnet command.
2) Add a DNS 'A' record for this new TCP/IP address, for example:

3) Tell Qmail not to listen to this new TCP/IP address. You must be running Qmail under "tcpserver" to do this. Consult your tcpserver documentation on how to do this.

Install and Configure Hexamail
1) Install Hexamail
2) You will now need to set the SMTP Server setting in Hexamail. If you are installing Hexamail on Windows, the setup program will ask you for the TCP/IP and port of your mail server during the configuration Wizard, or you can change this by opening the administration interface and setting the port on the SMTP Server settings page.
3) Next, set Hexamail SMTP Relay settings to point to your newly configured port.