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My webmail is associated with local ip address. To configure it with gmail, I need to find the server name. Is there a way to find server name?

  • Exactly what URL do you type into your web-browser to reach your webmail page? – RedGrittyBrick May 22 '14 at 11:43
  • the local ip address. because my pc is in the same network. – MaDu_LK May 22 '14 at 11:45
  • You need to have the webserver's public (or routable) address to connect it to GMail – Kinnectus May 22 '14 at 11:49
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My webmail is associated with local ip address

When people write "local IP address" they usually mean one of two things:

  • The IP-address of the main network interface of a personal computer.
  • The IP-address of a server (a different computer) on the local network.

It is unusual to run a mail service on a personal desktop or notebook computer. If you have a separate mail-server, whoever set that up will know it's name.

To configure it with gmail, I need to find the server name.

That would be unusual. Usually you can use a public IP-address anywhere you can use a name (specifically a DNS fully qualified hostname).

Is there a way to find server name?

You can try a reverse-DNS lookup.

C:\>nslookup 10.0.0.16
Server:  myLocalNatRouter
Address:  10.0.0.252

Name:    myLocalMailServer
Address:  10.0.0.16

If the webmail server is behind a NAT router or firewall, you will need for port-forwarding to be configured. Once you (or a helper) understand that, you'll know what name to give gmail.

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