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Merging Internal and External E-mail RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear Experts,

    I have an Exchange Server 2007 SP 2 with the domain ( eg. internal.com) and we also have external mail (eg. external.com) hosted by Website Hosting Company. Now we are planning to merge this two e-mail.

    Can someone advice me the sutiable scenarios to achieve this goal.

    Our main objective is that whenever my user recieve an external e-mail from external domain ( eg.yahoo.com) it should automtically arrive to my exchange mailbox and he can reply to the sender simulatneously.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:49 PM

Answers

  • The simple method is to just add the external domain to Accepted Domains. Then check that all users have the correct email addresses on their accounts. Finally change the MX record to point to your server.

    It is Dependant on you having a static IP address though.

    Also - Exchange 2007 SP2 is no longer supported. If you are going to expose Exchange to the Internet to receive email then I suggest that you install Exchange 2007 SP3 plus the latest rollup before doing so.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.

    • Proposed as answer by Castinlu Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by Samir Shaikh Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:00 AM
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:36 PM

All replies

  • Does your hosting company accept and store emails for external.com?  If so, how do you get those emails today? What are you merging to (are you unifying on internal.com or external.com or somethingelse.com)? 

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:00 PM
  • The simple method is to just add the external domain to Accepted Domains. Then check that all users have the correct email addresses on their accounts. Finally change the MX record to point to your server.

    It is Dependant on you having a static IP address though.

    Also - Exchange 2007 SP2 is no longer supported. If you are going to expose Exchange to the Internet to receive email then I suggest that you install Exchange 2007 SP3 plus the latest rollup before doing so.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.

    • Proposed as answer by Castinlu Thursday, April 26, 2012 3:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by Samir Shaikh Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:00 AM
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:36 PM
  • Hi Simon

    I think I would go with your'e idea. Please can help me to get more clarification. If you have any case study or document. I will highly appreciate that.

    Thanks

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:22 PM
  • How I can avoid spamming since it will recieve e-mil from external domain.
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:34 PM
  • There is not much more that I can say.

    It is just like adding a new domain to Exchange, which is documented on Technet and then ensuring the MX records and PTR are set correctly to allow email to be delivered.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:17 PM