Connecting to the server from LAN
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If PostCast Server is installed on the computer that is connected to
your LAN and if that computer has access to the Internet, then other computers
on the network can use it as an SMTP mail server. Every computer on the
network will be able to connect to PostCast Server and send messages to
The program can also send messages to LAN addresses and mail servers
that exist on your network. Every e-mail that is sent to LAN must be addressed
using the following format: User@IP or User@Computer where 'IP' is the
IP of the destination computer and 'Computer' is the name of that computer.
In order to successfully configure PostCast Server to accept connections
from LAN, the local IP address or the name of the computer on which it
is installed and under which other computers see it on the network should
be entered in the "Host Name" settings. If you are not sure how those
values are defined on the computer, select the "Show network configuration"
option from the "Tools" menu.
The SMTP server address in the e-mail client should be the IP address
or name of the computer with PostCast Server. Once you change the "Host
Name" value in PostCast Server into the LAN IP address, you can no longer
access it by using "localhost" (default value when connecting from the
same computer). The LAN IP address should be entered in the e-mail client.
It is absolutely the same whether you use the computer name or IP address
in server or client settings. In the situation below:
Computer name: Computer 1
Computer IP: 192.168.0.1
...the "Host Name" value in PostCast Server and the SMTP server address
in the e-mail program that will connect to the server can be either '192.168.0.1'
or 'Computer 1'.
Every computer on the network can send messages using the address or
the name of the computer that has a copy of PostCast Server running. PostCast
Server can sustain heavy loads and is able to process a number of requests
at the same time. Up to 100 users who are sending messages can be connected
to it at the same time. It represents an ideal solution both for small
networks and for networks with a large number of connected computers.