As a standalone program, there is really no need to "install" SMarTPost. Expand the files in the zip archive to a folder of your choice and just run the program to start the server. If you have a firewall installed and operating, please remember to assign SMarTPost server status on port 25(SMTP).
Once the server is running, you need to configure the DNS Server and give your mail server a name before using it for the first time.
The DNS setting need only be carried out on your FIRST usage, or until you get DNS errors in the error logs, swapping ISP etc... does not matter
1) Click on START then on Run
2) Type in winipcfg in the box that opens up.
3) Click on More Info and note down the entry for DNS Server.
4) Close the winipcfg window,goto 5
2) Type in cmd in the box that opens up.
3) Type: ipconfig /all
4) Note the DNS server entries, close cmd, goto 5
5) On SMarTPost, click on Server then Settings
6) Enter the value for DNS Server that you noted down earlier
7) You can enter a name for your mail server, default is SMarTPost, but you can change it to whatever you like.
ORYou may alternatively opt for SMarTPost to send your computer name as your SMTP name. Just check the box Send Hostname as SMTP name
8) Click on Save to save the settings and exit the window.
The option "Accept Outside Connections" is unchecked in the default setting. If you wish SMarTPost to receive and process mail from other computers connected to yours via intranet or internet, then activate this setting. This option is only advisable for advanced users. If you are not sure, leave it unchecked.