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Quick Start Guide

Setup Instructions for nomx Personal Email Server

The nomx Personal Email Server (PES) is designed to allow you to communicate securely between your secure nomx email account(s) being hosted on your nomx PES and other secure nomx email accounts. Once you have followed the instructions in the Quick Start Guide and located your nomx PES on your network, there are three additional items that need to be accomplished to finish getting your nomx PES setup and working as your secure communication device. These three items are:

1) (on modem/router admin webpage) Set PORT FORWARDING commands to nomx PES connected to network.

2) (on nomx PES admin webpage) Setup nomx PES with your domains, and secure email accounts that you want to use.

3) (on nomx PES admin webpage) Create Handshake(s) with other nomx PES devices to send securely to other nomx users, or setup domains and secure email accounts on your nomx PES device for family and friends.

NOTE: your nomx PES admin webpage is only accessible while you are connected to the same network, so make sure all domains are registered and all accounts are created before disconnecting from the network.  You won’t be able to access the nomx PES admin webpage, again, until you reconnect with the same network. This notice is primarily for those accessing the nomx PES admin webpage from a laptop, tablet or other electronic device which routinely connects to other networks.


Item 1: (on modem/router admin webpage) Set PORT FORWARDING commands to nomx PES connected to network.  You will need to make sure there are Port Forwarding entries for each of the following ports to your nomx device’s local IP (NOT THE PUBLIC IP):

Port Rule From Reason
port 26 / TCP ALLOW Anywhere For nomx to nomx communication
port 465 / TCP
ALLOW Anywhere For some email clients to be able to connect via SSL to SMTP server
port 587 / TCP
ALLOW   Anywhere For some email clients to be able to connect via SSL to SMTP server
port 993 / TCP
ALLOW Anywhere For email clients to be able to connect via SSL to IMAP server
port 995 / TCP
ALLOW Anywhere For email clients to be able to connect via SSL to POP3 server

Item 2:  (on nomx PES admin webpage) Setup nomx PES with your domains, and secure email accounts that you want to use. Register the domain of the email account that you will be adding to your nomx PES, and SKIP [GoDaddy API Key and API Secret] (see SCREENSHOTS of process). Once the domain is registered then create the mail account(s) that you will be using for secure communication. (see SCREENSHOTS of process).

Item 3: (on nomx PES admin webpage) To send to other nomx users who have secure accounts on their nomx PES, you will need to create, what we call, a handshake between your nomx device and the other nomx device. You can do this by entering the Public IP of the other nomx device and the email address or domain (if entire domain is hosted on other nomx device). (see SCREENSHOTS of process) Note: the owner of the other nomx device you are creating a handshake with will also have to create a handshake with your device by entering your Public IP and the email address of the secure email account, which you have created on your nomx PES. The handshake has to be setup at both ends.