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Setup Suggestions - 20.Feb.2008 7:41:10 AM   
gRoberts

 

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Hi all,

I've been given the task to try and get Exchange running on our network.

We have SBS2003 SR2 (single nic) running, upto date. Active directory is setup and working perfectly.

Now, we are currently using mDaemon which fetchs from 3 external POP3 catch all boxes.

Ideally I would like to continue using the catch all method, but I have seen that this is not really supported, nor preferred.

We have 5 static ip addresses, which go through our linux based firewall.

I'm really asking whether I should continue using the POP3 Catch all method or to go all out and use exchange only.

I've only managed Exchange before, not set it up. I've gone through the internet & email wizard on the SBS2003 Box, but its asking questions like the dns name of the server etc, which technically there isn't one.

Can anyone suggest what I should do?

Thank you all in advance!

Regards

Gav
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RE: Setup Suggestions - 20.Feb.2008 1:14:23 PM   
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HIya chap, you have a couple of choices,

You rationalise the 3 POP's into a single and then use the POP3 connector built into SBS - or - point the MX for you domain towards your Firewall and then NAT SMTP traffic (port25) to the SMTP virtual server on your Exchange instance.

If you do the latter you need to ensure that you secure the configuration of you SMTP virtual server against open relay and SPAM.

Cheers

A

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RE: Setup Suggestions - 20.Feb.2008 2:00:46 PM   
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I've got a contractor coming in tomorrow to do something else, who may be able to shed light on it, but his setup is using only Exchange.

We have a slight issue where our static ip's do not resolve to our email domain. They are provided by our ISP, companyname1.isp.co.uk,
companyname2.isp.co.uk etc.

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RE: Setup Suggestions - 20.Feb.2008 2:09:25 PM   
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Hiya chap, that makes sense - in order for the mail to be delivered to your pop addresses the MX would have to point at your ISP, however, under SBS (and you can discuss this with the Exchange Consult) you can point the POP3 connector at a single POP3 mailbox which receives the mail for your domain, this is then brought down and distributed via the connector to the correct mailboxes.

The other idea that I suggested would require you to change the MX record settings.
Have a think about it, and talk it over with the chap tomorrow then let us know.

Cheers

A

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RE: Setup Suggestions - 20.Feb.2008 5:55:20 PM   
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Be very careful - SBS is not Exchange. It looks like Exchange, it behaves like Exchange, but it should not be treated like Exchange.
If you want the SBS server to work correctly then remember one thing: Use the wizard. The server should be configured using the wizard and as few settings set as possible manually.

Catch alls should be avoided where possible. They are nothing but a spam and virus trap. If a spammer decides to attack your server then you will accept all email rather than rejecting the messages.

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RE: Setup Suggestions - 21.Feb.2008 2:30:46 AM   
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The catch all account's all have spam and anti-virus enabled on them, so it handles that before we collect the mail.

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RE: Setup Suggestions - 21.Feb.2008 9:43:47 AM   
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If you are planning to use Exchange as it is designed - SMTP delivery not using POP3 accounts, then you will be responsible for the antispam and antivirus scanning. It is still more efficient to block the messages at the point of delivery rather than allow them to be delivered and then deal with them.

Simon.

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