Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:45 AM
I want to set up exchange for our organization with around 100 users.
The Current Scene:
All our users use emails hosted with godaddy. We have mailboxes for users with firstname.lastname@example.org.
All users send and receive mails using outlook via pop and smtp servers of the provider(godaddy). They are like "pop.server.com" and "smtp.server.com"
I want to deploy exchange and use it to connect to the mentioned service to send and receive mails for each of the users, from their account.
If a user receive a mail in his inbox on the hosted server, exchange should fetch those messages and put that in the mailbox of the user and when the user sends a mail, it should go via the smtp of the hosted service(smtp.server.com)
The users will use local exchange server to check their mail.
This will be a remporary setup till I test the exchange setup, and once satisfied, I can remove the external hosted service and use exchange independently to send and receive mails for users on behalf of my domain.
Is this setup possible?
If yes, how do I set this up?
Thanks and Regards,
- Changed Type wendy_liuMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Friday, May 18, 2012 5:26 AM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:59 AM
I understand you desired exchange topology include sending across your provider SMTP server and receive mails from the POP3 server located in you mail hosting provider too.
If that's true I would do next:
- For sending email you should create smtp connector for * domain and route them from smart host pointing to the smtp server located in your SMTP server. Maybe you will need to discuss this point with your provider for security reasons (they could need to whitelist your public IP).
- For receiving email you could use native Exchange POP3 connector (not present in all version, please specify your version to check if it exist). Anyway, I mounted it a couple of times with not very good results, so we decided to go ahead with a 3rd party tool, you can take a look here for products, features and licensing -> http://www.msexchange.org/software/pop3-downloaders/
Anyway, this environment is not the best practice for an exchange service, please, take in consideration consolidate sending/receiving from your exchange platform in the future, as the product is prepared to manage the entire system from end to end.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:04 PM
I actually intend to use exchange the way it is meant to be, but initially, as I am limited with hardware resource, and need to do some tests for stablity and performance before I put it into full throttle, so, as a contingency, I need to keep the third party service active, just if something goes wrong, my users still have their mails available.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 2:32 PM
Then you should configure as explained before, the smtp connector routing all emails across smart host pointing to your ISP smtp server IP.
For incoming check if your license allow you a POP connector or choose a 3rd party POP downloader (i have not use any free tool and I'm not sure if they exist, but purchase price are very cheap).
Configuration for those connectors is quite easy, if you have any problem you can reopen other threat and we will try to assist you the best we can.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:43 AM
I have a license for Exchange 2010, and I guess pop connectors comes with SBS only. Does EX 2010 has a pop connector too?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:13 PM
If you are planning to use Exch, then why not just use Outlook Anywhere (OA) instead of having Exchange connector to fetch from Godaddy, then users download from Exch.
Why not host it yourself?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 1:40 PM
No Abhinav, you will need to retrieve POP3 connector from 3rd party companies, I'm not sure if there is any free solution out there, all I tested before required payment, but anyway there was not too much cost...