A remote associate wants email address only, best practice.

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Kant, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Kant

    Kant Guest

    I have someone who wants to send and receive an email to my sbs domain, but
    have no other access to the SBS box.

    I can only see two ways to do this, neither ideal, any other advice would be

    1. Set up email address in SBS2003, automatically forward this to workers
    non-SBS email address. Only snag with this is that is that reply address
    will be different. I know they could "fake" the reply address, but this is
    likely to get forgotten.

    2. Give the person access to OWA. I don't know the security implications of
    this, and it seems a bit over the top for just one user?
    Kant, Apr 9, 2008
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  2. Use Outlook over the Internet (RPC over HTTP) on the Outlook client. The
    user will need an account, and an email address, but then won't need to
    actually log on to RWW or be on the network. It's a lot less painful than
    using OWA, IMHO.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Apr 9, 2008
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  3. Kant

    Kant Guest

    Charlie, thanks for your reply.

    Unfortunately the associate is MAC OSX based, so I would guess Outlook is
    not an option for him. I will try to find out what application he is using
    for email.

    Kant, Apr 10, 2008
  4. Well, you could have them run it in Parallels. <g>

    OWA won't be any better, then, I'm afraid.

    How about enabling IMAP on the server and having the user connect to that?
    It's not ideal, but if the user comes from a predictable IP address, you
    should be able to lock it down to just allow it for this user. Even if
    that's not possible, I'd still say IMAP is preferable to POP.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Apr 10, 2008
  5. Kant

    Kant Guest

    Hi Charlie, thanks a lot for your help on this.

    Users IP address is not static, however I have now got IMAP working with SSL
    authentication only on port 993, which I think will be pretty secure.

    Its working fine, BUT when mac client connects, he gets to see our public
    folders, which I don't want, I have made him a member of the USERS group.
    This must be a permissions issue, I don't want him to be able to see any of
    this information.

    Kant, Apr 11, 2008
  6. Kant

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    Have a look here and see if this isn't a better solution than what you have

    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 12, 2008
  7. Kant

    Kant Guest

    Hi KJ,

    Looking at this, it does seem to be the better option.

    However, as there is a "cost" involved, eg entourage, I think the associate
    may be reluctant to go down this route. Will try though.

    Kant, Apr 14, 2008
  8. Kant

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest


    Q. I have Mac Clients on my SBS network. What do I use in place of

    A. SBS customers that have MAC clients may use Entourage in place of
    outlook on the MAC client.

    Q. How do I get the media for Entourage?

    A. There are 2 ways to acquire the media for Entourage.

    . Entourage is included in the volume license disk kit available
    for SBS.

    . Retail and OEM customers do not receive any Entourage media
    and may order a media deliverable through their Microsoft customer service
    center. The part number for this fulfillment media is Q56-00232 Entourage
    Mac 2004 Mac English Disk Kit CD. In the United States contact (800)
    360-7561, Monday - Friday, 5:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Pacific time zone. In
    Canada, contact (800) 933-4750, Monday - Friday, 5:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
    Pacific time zone. For other Microsoft international locations see
    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 14, 2008
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