Can I setup Outlook Express to collect and send email through the SBS2003 exchange server on the LAN

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Derek, May 23, 2008.

  1. Derek

    Derek Guest

    Hi Group,

    Please can you tell if I can setup Outlook Express to collect and send email
    through the SBS2003 exchange server on the LAN, and if so then how do I do

    Thanks again guys.
    Derek, May 23, 2008
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  2. Derek

    Holz Guest

    Why OE if you have a free Outlook 2003?
    Holz, May 23, 2008
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  3. Derek

    Derek Guest


    Well 2 of the pc's are XP Home so they wont the run connectcomputer. Do
    they still have valid Outlook licences with the 5 CAL's of SBS2003 if
    connectcomputer wont run? Is there a way of installing Outlook without
    running Connectcomputer?
    There are only 4 pc's.

    Derek, May 23, 2008
  4. Derek

    Holz Guest

    You could install Outlook the same way you would install OE. Connect
    computer is the preferred method to make sure that your PC is enjoying
    all the features of a domain, how ever not running it does not mean you
    can run Outlook.the only difference would be that you will have to type
    your password for the domain account when launching Outlook.
    Holz, May 23, 2008
  5. Yes.

    I've a user or two who are using pop3 to collect mail from Exchange for
    various reasons. Outlook has a lot to recommend it, but sometimes you have
    to go with the users preferences.

    You need to have the pop3 server service running--I don't recall how that
    gets done in the wizards, but CEICW would be it, I think.

    There's both Microsoft Exchange pop3 and Microsoft Exchange IMAP4.
    Bill Sanderson, May 23, 2008
  6. In my personal opinion, operating a business while trying to save money on
    home operating system workarounds is false economy and results in wasted
    money in wasted time. I suggest you shop around for an upgrade to XP Pro or
    Vista Business for your PC Home computers and get the full utilization out of
    your SBS Network.
    Frank McCallister, May 23, 2008
  7. Hello Derek,

    Thank you for your post. My name is Robbin Meng, and it is my pleasure to
    work with you on this issue!

    Please allow me to confirm that my understandings are correct. As I
    understand it, the issue is:

    You would like to use Outlook Express to collect and send email through the
    SBS2003 exchange server on the LAN.

    If I have misunderstood your concerns please feel free to let me know.

    First, please let me try to paraphrase the scenario:

    Since you are using Windows XP Home Edition, this edition cannot be used as
    domain client to join AD domain, therefore you cannot "join" it to SBS
    domain as well. Afterwards, you cannot deploy Outlook application to the
    Windows XP Home Edition workstations. (you won't have valid Outlook
    licenses with the 5 CAL's of SBS2003 as it hasn't been joined into SBS

    As a result, we have to use OE to connect to the Exchange server. So we
    have to open rely on the Exchange server for this non-domain workstations.
    "Your risk becoming an Open Relay and getting blacklisted".

    Based on current situation, the work round should be:

    1. Use OE to connect Exchange server with Open Rely for the client computer;
    2. Upgrade to Windows XP Pro to join the SBS domain and install Outlook to
    connect Exchange;
    3. Purchase Outlook license for the Windows Home edition computer and use
    RPC over Http to connect Exchange server;
    4. Use OWA on the Windows Home edition to connect Exchange server;

    Hope this helps.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me

    Thank you for your time and cooperation!

    Best regards,

    Robbin Meng(MSFT)

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