One system has to be designated to be the host
for the mail-postoffice:
Windows95 (Windows98 see next section , Windows NT4 ):
||Install via "Control-Panel",
applet "Add/Remove Programs",
tab: "Windows Setup"
(this line has sub-options, make
sure, that BOTH are selected).
You will then need your
version Windows95 B (OSR2)
||On Windows95B (OSR2),
it has been renamed to
| Windows NT4
||Also on Windows NT4,
it is called:
It include 3 components,
which should be selected
via the Details-button.
||You need to select the core
- Windows Messaging
- Microsoft Mail
depending if you also like
to connect to the Internet, you
can select also "Internet Mail"
There are small differences in the installation
procedures, depending on the
Windows95 or NT4 version, but they are very similar:
The installation procedure will start the Exchange Configuration,
but since we do not yet have a post-office defined, we cannot
configure the mail-client,so select here: "Cancel".
You are then asked to confirm this, and also informed, that you
can later configure "Exchange" at any time via the
||Your "Control-Panel" has now 2 more icons,
to configure the "Microsoft Mail
to configure the Exchange "Mail and Fax"
The standard Windows Setup program in the Control-Panel does NOT
anymore include the setup of a Workgroup-eMail system !
But it is still provided on the Windows98 CD-ROM under
\tools\oldwin95\message, please view the file "wms-fax.txt":
To install the Workgroup-eMail, DOUBLE-click
Although it is stored under "oldwin95", Microsoft
The system installs the files and starts the Configuration
process for the eMail Client: since the eMail post-office is not
yet defined, select here: "Cancel":
Confirm your "cancelation":
But now, your Windows98 system contains in the Control-Panel the
required icons for setting up the workgroup-eMail and the Desktop
has the Inbox-icon:
You will see later: it is the Windows95 version of the
Software, which is included with Windows98.
||Creation of the eMail
Select/create now a directory to store the Post-office(example:
||then startup in the Control-panel the
"Microsoft Mail Postoffice"
"Create a new
||Enter the location
for storing the
will be created
in this directory.
||Define the name
of the person in
charge for the
Just the reminder,
that the location of
needs to be "Shared"
to allow other users
to access the mail
via the network.
||So, lets do it:
locate the directory for the
postoffice, and select from the
Context-menu (right button click)
the option "Sharing"
||You can define a new name
for this shared resource.
make sure, that you give
||Done, the mail post-office
is now accessible on the