LAN/Internet Mail Server

Category:
Network/Internet
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Advanced
Author:
Chris Hatton

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6

More information:
Demonstrating the inner workings of the POP3 connectors and SMTP connectors interoperating in separate ActiveX controls, the structure of the protocols are specified from the RFC sections. The SMTP protocol saves all messages into a Microsoft Access Database (MDB) using ADO 2.1, and users can change the code to link a SQL Server database easily enough if need to, which would be handy, as you can publish SQL Servers over the internet for remote access, or replication the emails between to different locations. But for now I have it set up for a centralised database which can be shared for to instances of this mail server for load balancing and network traffic. There are two types of SMTP connectors SMTP Direct and SMTP Relay both are demonstrated and commented. This is a grouped project so remember to open the ExchangeStore.vbg file as it will open the custom controls first. To get started create a new account in Outlook 2000/Express or any other email client, point the smtp/pop connections to the your development computer and username=chris password=password.

Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download exchange.zip