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Saturday, December 27th, 2014 12:00 PM

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ted@tedmachine.com is the email address I want to configure on my server running OS X 10.6 and 10.7 on a different machine.  I know there are a lot of people who are frustrated with this because Comcast can supply an email address with similar constraints for a small fee.  If it is so difficult to make your server run email services then why worry about it ??  I can't get any help from the Comcast telephone support team because they are not authorized to provide such information.  Having said this is there a location in the support tab of the BusinessClass.Comcast.net website that talks about ports, pop3, iMap or SMTP ??  I have the same problems that everyone else is having such as "can send email but can't receive anything."  Currently, I must rent email services from Godaddy in order to have email at all.  For a small fee Godaddy drops a piece of code into your DNS domain editor so I can get and send emails from, for example, a windows computer at a different location.  Anywhere in the world actually.  Apple has almost completely dumped email services from its newer server apps.  Providing access to a group of iPads or iPhones but not a web browser.  You must still have DNS configured on your local server if you want to run email services such as a PTR and so forth.  I know it's only $50 a year for a professional email address.  However, if you could shed any light on this difficult question I might not feel like a sick animal anymore.  

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8 years ago

 First your post is barely readable so I’ve had to break it into parts and even then it’s full of FUD.

 

“ted@tedmachine.com is the email address I want to configure on my server running OS X 10.6 and 10.7 on a different machine. “

 

Why are you mentioning two different kernel versions, I’m not assuming here, you can clarify.

 

“I know there are a lot of people who are frustrated with this because Comcast can supply an email address with similar constraints for a small fee.”

 

What? They are frustrated because… why? Running your own mail server is no easy nor basic task. Never has and doesn’t expect to be any time soon.

 

I can't get any help from the Comcast telephone support team because they are not authorized to provide such information. 

 

There would be no practical way to provide support at this level due to the many varied ways a client can choose out to host their mail.

 

If it is so difficult to make your server run email services then why worry about it ??

 

I don’t even understand what you’re getting at/concluding there.

 

Having said this is there a location in the support tab of the BusinessClass.Comcast.net website that talks about ports, pop3, iMap or SMTP ??

 

http://businesshelp.comcast.com/help-and-support/email/differences-between-mapi-pop-imap

 

I have the same problems that everyone else is having such as "can send email but can't receive anything."

 

And each situation has for the most part a different outcome and effect.

 

Currently, I must rent email services from Godaddy in order to have email at all.

 

Say less, passive much?

 

For a small fee Godaddy drops a piece of code into your DNS domain editor so I can get and send emails from, for example, a windows computer at a different location.  Anywhere in the world actually.

 

WTF (Above) honestly I think you shouldn’t attempt to set up a mail server.. that sentence above makes me want to shoot myself in the face. I know you wouldn’t mind but really, get me a gun, I’ll take myself out trying to understand what you’re saying there.

 

 Apple has almost completely dumped email services from its newer server apps.

 

Apple Xserve was/is a joke. Their Enterprise support couldn’t send a metal encased letter through a wet paper bag from 500 feet up.

 

 Providing access to a group of iPads or iPhones but not a web browser.  You must still have DNS configured on your local server if you want to run email services such as a PTR and so forth. 

 

Did you completely go into a sugar coma on that one? Please see a doctor, you’re having issues there… really.

 

I know it's only $50 a year for a professional email address.  However, if you could shed any light on this difficult question I might not feel like a sick animal anymore. 

 

Its about 10 bucks, but for you I’ll only charge $500, if you want to watch make it $1000, if you want me to explain it to you while you watch then $5000.

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8 years ago

Hello tesmachine and welcome,

 

First, your tedmachine.com records are as follows:

A173.160.123.37
 
MX0 smtp.secureserver.net.
10 mailstore1.secureserver.net.
 
CNAMENo CNAME record found.
 
NSns2.tedmachine.com.
ns1.tedmachine.com.
 
PTRNo PTR record found.
 
SOAns1.tedmachine.com. dns.jomax.net
2014112302 28800 7200 604800 600

 

The above records are all totally non-Comcast.

 

So, if you want  use ted.tedmachine.com email address, then follow this procedure.  This will allow your tedmachine.com domain to be able to use Comcast email server addresses for your tedmachine.com domain. You will need to change the CNAME and MX records in order to perform this successfully.

 

If you are in need of your current Business Class Portal (BCP) DNS email addresses, simply log into your BCP administrator email address, under Manage Services click EMAIL, then click on View DNS Information link. After you complete the above procedure successfully, then your tedmachine.com domain addresses with be made available to you within this same DNS information view.

 

Hope this helps you out. 

 

 

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8 years ago

Just remember you only get 1 free emailbox.  Each additional one you want is $7 a month.

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8 years ago

Thank you for your reply.  I marked the first reply as a solution but only because he was abusive and spit on my software.  Maybe he doesn't understand how the internet works ??  It's a big deal these days !!  

Yours(VBSSP-RICH) was the second reply to my question and is much more in line with what I'm trying to acomplish.  I can pretty much follow the instructions setting up my server from Lynda.com or Infiniteskills.  I'm at the point where my inputs are correct but the machine DOES something else.  That means I have little understanding of the server architecture and what comes first before such and such happens.  Eventually, when I have some more experience, I'll buy a windows server.  It will teach me much about the commands I have taken for granted just working with Mac Servers.  All this said I'm still getting closer to a solution.  SSLs, ports and DNS are all included in this complicated journey.  Sound familiar ??

If you have ever reinstalled your operating system you'll know what I mean.  

I actually own two Mac servers so the trouble spots can be worked on without interfering with functioning web applications.  

I need to understand a little more about local records like open directory and workggroups.  DHCP is not as much of an issue as I have discovered.  Thank you for your comments they were much appreciated.