Thank you for the responses regarding Mercury. I seem to be up and running with that.
Now I have another problem. I am trying to set up something called NOCC (PHP front end for mailserver) to use with Mercury. When I try to start up NOCC I get the following error:
Warning: dl() [function.dl]: Not supported in multithreaded Web servers - use extension=imap.so in your php.ini in C:\apachefriends\xampp\htdocs\nocc\conf.php on line 287
error loading imap library
Is it possible to disable multithreading in Apache 2. If not, what do I need to do to enable IMAP and get NOCC up and running.