Having AltaVista Mail Coexist with Lyris
The way to have AltaVista Mail coexist with Lyris is to have AltaVista Mail listen to another port besides port 25 (the SMTP mail default port), let Lyris listen on port 25, then tell
Lyris to forward non-Lyris mail on to AltaVista Mail.
Here are the steps to have AltaVista Mail and Lyris coexist:
1) Install Lyris, then make sure that Lyris is not currently running.
2) Create an 'A' record in your DNS, which is an alternate name for the current machine. The mail that should be accepted by Lyris will be sent to this address. All mail delivered to Lyris which
does not have this name will be forwarded by Lyris on to AltaVista Mail.
For example, if your machine is currently called "mail" in your DNS, add an other entry below it that has the same data, but with a new name, as in:
mail IN A 126.96.36.199 ; the original host name After this change, restart your DNS server.
lyris IN A 188.8.131.52 ; the new "alias" host name
2) With a text editor (such as notepad.exe) edit the file "_Configuration.dat" which you will find in the "avmail" directory. Add a line which says exactly this:
C:\Winnt\system32\drivers\etc\services -- locate the line which says:
now save this file.
3) Restart AltaVista Mail.
4) Start your Lyris server in the foreground, by clicking the "Run Lyris Server Now" icon.
5) Go to the Lyris web interface with your web browser. Log in as a server administrator, and go to the "server config" page.
On the server config web page, find the field that says "forward mail:". Type this in the forward mail field:
This instructs Lyris to forward non-Lyris mail to port 26, where AltaVista Mail is listening.
Now, find the field named "Mail Receive Rules". Type the name (or names) of the host names that Lyris should accept mail for. Any mail that comes in for Lyris which is not addressed to these hosts
will automatically be forwarded to AltaVista Mail.
For example, if your machine was called "mail.mycorp.com" and you made an alias for it (in step 2) called "lyris.mycorp.com", then in the "Lyris host names" field enter this data:
If you have multiple names for your Lyris server, which Lyris should answer, enter each of them here, separated by a carriage return. This means that all mail addressed to
"@lyris.mycorp.com" will be accepted and processed by Lyris, and any mail not addressed to "@lyris.mycorp.com" will be forwarded to AltaVista Mail.
6) Type "shutdown" on your Lyris server console. Wait for Lyris to shutdown, then start it again, by clicking the "Run Lyris Server Now" icon.
7) Start your mail program, and send mail to lyris@ your Lyris host name. For example, if your Lyris alias is "lyris.mycorp.com", send mail to "email@example.com". A minute or two after sending
your message, Lyris should have sent you a response back. Now, send a test message to a user on your AltaVista Mail Server to make sure that is working.
You are done!
For more information, see SMTP Port and Mail Receive Rules.