hi, Thank you for the perfect installation howto... It covered almost everything that I needed. I can happily access my new mail server from external locations but get a "Sending of message failed" from my local network ip address range. the message says; The message could not be sent because connecting to SMTP server fruity.realtek.net.au failed. The server may be unavailable or is refusing SMTP connections. Please very that your SMTP server setting is correct and try atain, or else contact your network administrator. I can read emails or reveiw them in folders but cannot transfer them (or junk) into correct folders when I am using a local networ pc. As a newbie to the form, thankyou, I don't know what other info you would like... But any suggestions will be welcome.