[quote user="4414LHammonds"]I'm curious now. I always thought that you would have to have a static IP address to ever host a mail server (because of domain needing the MX record and IP).
Is there some way for home users with a non-static IP address to somehow host a Zimbra mail server? If so, I am VERY interested in knowing how to do this.
While researching into Zimbra as a possible replacement for our Exchange server at work, I thought it would be awesome to have a family email server but thought it impossible due to having anon-static IP.[/QUOTE]There are professional services that a) will accept your email and forward it to your dynamic IP (such as DynDNS
) and b) you can get your mail to a dynamic IP and I'd suggest a Backup MX service that will collect your email when your server is down (actually not available or temporarily not available because your IP has changed). You will need public MX records and some hosting services provide Backup MX as part of the package (see easyDNS.com
what I've read, there can be issues with emails coming from your "dynamic IP" mail server such as being automatically blocked / flagged as a spam site.[/QUOTE]You relay your mail through your ISPs mail server (or a professional service, see DynDNS again).