SBS2003-Two Unconnected Offices, Mail Hosted on ISP

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Phil David, May 22, 2005.

  1. Phil David

    Phil David Guest

    Greetings,

    Mail for "mycompany.com" domain is being hosted at an ISP, retrieved via POP3.

    We have an East office and a West office both getting mail off of the ISP
    mail server. These offices otherwise operate independently.

    If the East office sets up a LAN with a SBS 2003 server, can it be
    configured to grab from the ISP only the mail for the users in the East
    office, leaving the West users unharmed?

    Thanks for any guidance.
     
    Phil David, May 22, 2005
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  2. Phil David

    Levent Onen Guest

    Yes you can do this by setting up several accounts in pop connector and
    deliver each recepients mail from the isp to their exchange mailbox.
     
    Levent Onen, May 22, 2005
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    Matt Gibson Guest

    What I would do is configure the East office to be the authorative mail
    server for the entire mycompany.com domain, and then use Outlook over
    RPC/HTTPS to let the West office get their mail.

    Admittidly, this does require every user at the West office to have a CAL.

    Matt Gibson - GSEC
     
    Matt Gibson, May 22, 2005
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  4. Hello Phil,

    Thank you for posting in the SBS newsgroup.

    Also, many thanks for Levent and Matt's input.

    According to your description, I understand that you want the East Office's
    SBS 2003 Server to retrieve Email from the ISP, which only the mail for the
    users in the East Office, and leave the West Office Users's Email. If I
    have misunderstood your concern, please don¡¯t hesitate to let me know.

    For your environment, your two Office users's Email shared the Same SMTP
    Domain Name Space. For example, your Exchange environment accepts incoming
    mail from the ISP, looks for a matching recipient in the Exchange
    organization, and then forwards the mail to a foreign mail system or to
    another Exchange organization.

    To resolve it, Please refer to the KB 319759.

    319759 How to Configure Exchange to Forward Messages to a Foreign Messaging
    System That Shares the Same SMTP Domain Name Space
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=319759

    And then, could you confirm the ISP MailHost is individual POP3 Mailbox or
    Global POP3 Mailbox?

    1. If this is the individual POP3 Mailbox. SBS 2003 POP3 Connector can
    retrieve Email only the mail for the users in the East Office, and leave
    the West Office Users's Email.

    2. If this is the Global POP3 Mailbox. SBS 2003 POP3 Connector may download
    all Email from the global mailbox, the useres in the East Office can
    normally received Email, if the Email is sended to West Office's users,
    Exchange generates a Non-Delivery Report (NDR) to the sender. However you
    can disable the NDR and forward the mail which no user recipient or proxy
    address defined to West Office's users, but it's not recommended to disable
    the NDR if you need NDR function.

    Create an SMTP connector that forwards all messages to the foreign
    messaging system. To do this, follow these steps:

    a. In Exchange System Manager, expand Administrative Groups, expand First
    Administrative Group, right-click Connectors, point to New, and then click
    SMTP Connector.

    b. In the Name box, type a descriptive name for this connector.

    c. Click Forward all mail through this connector to the following smart
    hosts, and then type the IP address of the remote messaging system inside
    square brackets ([]). For example, type: [192.168.1.100]

    d. Click Add, click Default SMTP Virtual Server in the SMTP virtual server
    instances list, and then click OK.

    e. Click the Address Space tab, and then click Add.

    f. Click SMTP, and then click OK.

    g. In the E-mail domain box, type your e-mail domain. Do not precede the
    e-mail domain with the at sign (@). For example, type example.com.

    h. Click OK.

    i. Click to select the Allow messages to be relayed to these domains check
    box, and then click OK.

    I hope this helps. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
    hesitate to let me know. I am always happy to be of further assistance.

    Best regards,

    Nathan Liu (MSFT)
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    Nathan Liu [MSFT], May 23, 2005
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  5. Phil David

    Phil David Guest

    Thanks for the replies, everyone.

    Yes, this scenario involves individual POP mailboxes at the ISP, not a
    global box.

    So, it seems as if SBS can handle this via the Connector setup.



     
    Phil David, May 24, 2005
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  6. Hello Phil,

    Thank you for your reply.

    According to your description, I understand that your scenario involves
    individual POP mailboxes at the ISP. Now, I'm glad to provide the
    information about SBS POP3 Connector, please refer to the following steps:

    To configure SBS 2003 POP3 Connector retrieve Email from individual POP
    mailboxes at your ISP

    1. Open SBS 2003 Server Management Console, expand Advanced Management \
    POP3 Connector Manager

    2. Click Open POP3 Connector Manager, on the Mailboxes tab, select Add

    3. On the POP3 Mailbox tab, type your ISP mailserver in the E-mail Server

    4. Type the appropriate Port and User name , Password

    5. Select User Mailbox in the Mailbox type box, and then select
    corresponding user in the Exchange mailbox

    On the POP3 Connector Manager Properties tab, you can select Scheduling
    box, then click "Retrieve Now" button to check your configuration. And
    above steps will not affect the other mailbox of your west office hosted at
    your ISP.

    I hope this helps. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
    hesitate to let me know. I am always happy to be of further assistance.

    Best regards,

    Nathan Liu (MSFT)
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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    Nathan Liu [MSFT], May 25, 2005
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  7. Phil David

    Alexandre Guest

    Phil,

    Do you have one server and 2 sites?
    How do you connect the PC from the 2nd site to the server? VPN? RPC over
    HTTP?
    The PC from the 2nd site could use a POP connection from Outlook directly to
    pick the mail from the ISP
    The server could use POP connector to pick mail for users on the 1st site.

    Does that answer your question?

    Alexandre
     
    Alexandre, May 25, 2005
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  8. Hello Alexandre,

    Thank you for your information.

    Best regards,

    Nathan Liu (MSFT)

    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Nathan Liu [MSFT], May 27, 2005
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