PageGate GetMail Basic Setup Transcript for
Welcome to the tutorial on how to configure the
basic options for the GetMail module for PageGate.
In this tutorial, we'll be going over the basic
configuration for the GetMail module, including
how to get PageGate to host an email domain and
how to get PageGate to check an external email
The first step is to run the PageGate Admin,
so go to your start menu, go to programs, find
the PageGate program group, and left click on
Once the Admin comes up, left click on the +
next to Interfaces.
Click on the + next to GetMail and left click
Here in the settings of the GetMail module, you'll
see the following fields.
The Local Domain field has two purposes for the
GetMail Module: it allows the program to identify
where its own outbound SMTP messages have come
from and it also tells the program what Email
Domain it should monitor.
The Postmaster field is optional, you don't necessarily
have to enter any information here. However, if
you are having PageGate host a domain, I would
recommend entering the email address of your postmaster
The Relay All Mail option should be enabled if
port 25 is closed on your network and you must
use an external mail server to deliver, NOT receive,
The Relay Server is the field that allows you
to specify the mail server that PageGate should
use to deliver, NOT receive, SMTP messages.
If port 25 is open, enter your primary and secondary
DNS Servers into the DNS 1 and 2 fields. The program
will then perform its own MX lookups and attempt
to directly connect to the destination mail host.
The last field is the POP Interval. By default,
the program checks for new email, or POPs, every
If you're going to have PageGate host an email
domain, you'll first need to have the hosting
company for the domain redirect the MX record
for the domain to the IP address of the PageGate
At this point, you can enter the domain into
the Local Domain field.
Put a check in Enabled and left click on apply.
If hosting an email domain, after you Enable
the GetMail module, all of your recipients and
groups become valid email addresses on the domain.
In this example, I've entered tutorial.com as
my domain. If I click I the + next to recipients,
you'll see that I have a recipient named sales.
That means that if someone sends an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, PageGate will read the message
in and deliver it to the sales recipient within
The second primary function of the GetMail module
allows you to tie an email address or email addresses
to a recipient or group. This means that any time
someone sends an email to that Email address,
PageGate will read it in and send it to the recipient
or group the address is tied to.
To do this, left click on the + next to Recipients
Then left click on the + next to the recipient
or group want to tie the email address or addresses
Left click on the Email subsection of that recipient
In the Email subsection, you'll notice these
The Forward Copy to field allows you to tell
PageGate that every time this recipient or group
is sent any message, a copy of that message should
also be forwarded to the address you enter here.
The Enable POP Access to Messages option tells
PageGate to host a POP mailbox for this recipient.
This means that this recipient becomes a valid
email address that any email program, such as
Outlook or Eudora, can be configured to check.
If you Enable POP Access to Messages, enter the
Password the user should enter to check their
To tie this recipient or group to an email address
or addresses, left click on the POP Mail Collection
Here in the POP Mail Collection, left click on
You'll need to enter the POP Mailbox for the
email address you want the program to check. This
can either be the prefix of the address or the
full email address, please check with your mail
host to verify which is required.
In the POP Password field, enter the password
required to check this email address.
In the POP Server, enter the address for the
POP Server hosting this mailbox.
Below that is the 'Remove Collected Mail from
Server' option. If this is checked, PageGate will
remove all mail read in from the mailbox once
it has checked it.
After entering your settings and preferences,
left click on Apply, then left click on Apply
After you do that, the program will check the
email address you have specified and any email
that comes in to that address will be delivered
to this recipient or group.
This concludes the tutorial on how to configure
the basic GetMail options in PageGate. For more
tutorials, including how to configure the Advanced
GetMail options, please visit our website, www.notepage.net