I would like to know more about getting an e-mail domain for our business on our network. What software will I need to set up a network server for an e-mail domain? I believe you have to get connected for a five-user, or 10-user package. Also, who do I need to get connected to for this service? And do I have to get a UUCP line? Also, what are the costs of setting up, and the yearly and monthly fees? MANOJ MOHANANI Hong Kong Every leading Internet service provider (ISP) offers the service you need - in different packages to suit the needs and budgets of different companies. In its simplest form, you can select a domain name for your company and have your ISP apply to the Internet's Network Information Centre for you. An international domain costs US$50 per year. If you prefer to have a domain with the .hk suffix to indicate you are based in Hong Kong, the process is much quicker and cheaper as the application procedure is handled locally. The charges ISPs levy for making these applications for you vary, but usually only cost a few hundred dollars. Once you have a domain name set up with an ISP, you can apply for accounts with that provider for the staff of your company. The only hassle you might have will be if the names you choose have been taken by another user. Having a UUCP connection allows you exclusive use of the domain you choose. You will be able to receive mail by accessing from a connection in your office. If your company is big enough and can afford it, you should get your own mail server internally and have it connected to the Internet through an ISP of your choice. You can run a mail server using programs such as Microsoft Exchange Server - or invest in a Sun box for the job. Your ISP will be able to help you with this. The cost of a 64K leased line (which is more than enough for the average small business) varies from HK$4,000 to $9,000 a month and includes Hongkong Telecom's fees. E-mail Larry Campbell at email@example.com or write c/o Technology Post, 28th floor, Dorset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay. Fax 2565 1624.