Table of Contents
This value depends on whether you want the program to accept connections
only from the computer on which it has been installed, from the Internet,
or from a LAN.
If you want to connect to the server only from the computer on which
it has been installed, enter "localhost" or "127.0.0.1". To be able to
access the program from the Internet, enter the Internet IP address of
the computer. To access the program from the local network (LAN), you
should enter the IP address of your network adapter or the computer name.
This means the IP address under which the computer on which the program
has been installed is recognized in the network.
If you are not sure what exactly is your Internet IP address or your
local, LAN IP address, press CRL+I on your keyboard or select "Show network
configuration" from the "Tools" menu. To find out your Internet IP address,
you must be connected to the Internet. You can also use the http://www.myip.com/ web site to get your Internet
IP. If you enter "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" as "host name" value, the
program will accept connections only from the same computer. No other
computer in the network or from the Internet will be able to gain access
The situation is somewhat different when you enter the local or Internet
IP address. In that case, it is possible to connect to the program not
only from the same computer but also from all the computers in the network
or from the Internet. If you enter the local IP address, you rule out
the possibility of connections from the Internet. When you enter the Internet
IP address, direct connections with LAN are not possible. In that case,
computers from LAN will be able to connect to the program if they have
the Internet connection. When the Internet IP address of the computer
on which PostCast Server is installed is entered in the e-mail program
settings of the SMTP server, users from other computers in the LAN will
be able to send messages through it.
Usually, you will need to change the port number only in case the port
number 25 on your computer is occupied by some previously installed server
program. If that is the case, PostCast Server will report the problem
and suggest using the next free port on your computer.
If no other server program on your computer is using port number 25,
you do not need to change this value. Port 25 is a default value both
for the server and the e-mail client. If you change the port number in
the Server Port text box in PostCast Server, do
the same in the settings of all e-mail programs you use, otherwise they
will not be able to establish
the connection to the server.
DNS Server Address
When PostCast Server tries to send a message to a recipient the domain
name in the e-mail address is translated into the address of the server
that receives messages for that domain. The DNS server is used by the
program to find correct addresses of different servers on the Internet.
For instance, the DNS server turns "postcastserver.com" into 184.108.40.206,
which is the IP address of "postcastserver.com".
Sending speed is highest if you use your ISP's DNS server. To find out
which DNS server address to enter, you should consult the documentation
and instructions on connecting to the Internet that you have received
from your ISP. If you do not have the documentation, you should be able
to find DNS server addresses on your ISP's web site. The Professional
Edition of the program is able to cache all DNS requests locally.
While connected to the Internet, you can click on the "Detect" button
and the program will automatically enter the value of the currently active
DNS server. Select the "Show network configuration" option from the "Tools"
menu and the program will, apart from the DNS server address, display
your local and Internet IP address as well.
Default DNS port is 53, but you can change this value if you want the
program to use the DNS server that works on a non-standard port (any port
number between 1 and 65535).
Detect when default DNS addresses change
This option allows the Professional
Edition of PostCast Server to automatically configure correct DNS
server addresses when you switch to a different Internet connection. This
is especially useful if you are using connections with several ISPs.
Use DNS caching to speed up sending
An easy way to speed up sending is to cache DNS information locally
thereby eliminating the need for repetitive queries to the remote DNS
server. This is done by telling PostCast Server to contact a local database
on your computer, rather than the remote DNS server. This local connection
can be performed much faster and does not depend on the response time
of the remote DNS server across the Internet. For more information, see
Mail sending frequency
Depending on its settings, the program will send the downloaded messages
in regular time intervals, immediately after downloading them, or manually
by clicking on the "Start" button in the toolbar.
After receiving any message from the e-mail client, the program will
automatically start the sending process. As it receives messages, they
are immediately delivered to their destination without any delay. At the
end of each sending process, the program will take a several-minute break.
The break can last from 0 to 90 minutes.
When the program receives messages from the e-mail program, they are
left waiting in the Outbox until you click on the "Start" button in the
main toolbar, press F5 on the keyboard, or select the "Start" option from
the "File" menu.
The messages in the Outbox folder are delivered every hour. It is possible
to specify the number of minutes after full hour when you want the program
to start the delivery.
The messages in the Outbox folder are delivered once a day at a specified
time. When you click on the "More Options" button, you will be able to
specify the exact day in a week when you want the program to send your
The program will start sending messages on a specified day and at a