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By joelomas ·
Must an Exchange server be a PDC/BDC to be able to authenticate a remote POP3 Outlook client. If not how can Authentication be done useing a stand alone Exchange server?
What are the mail settings on the Outlook client? Any settings needed on the server besides the original default settings?

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by lfe In reply to Exchange pop3 authenticat ...

It is a very bad idea to build an Exchange Server on top of a PDC or BDC. It makes recovering the server into a real pain.

The authentication used by Exchange works best if the user's alias in the Exchange directory exactly matches the user ID assigned to the account. One way to ensure that the remote user can authenticate where there are multiple domains is to have the alias include the domain name.

The user ID on the client side must be the alias specified in the mailbox definition.

You must allow relay in the Internet Mail Service for the POP clients to be able to send mail. Once you do this, other people will be able to use your server also - you can prevent this by requiring your POP users to authenticate to the server or restricting the addresses that can relay through your site.

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by rotocron In reply to Exchange pop3 authenticat ...

A note to the above answer, Exchange will only install on a domain controller, it will not work on a Member Server. I've even had the setup program tell me that. Of course it's not a good idea to run it on your PDC for obvious reasons, but BDC's work excellent. And I don't understand how it makes the recovery harder, could you please explain? If it's on a domain controller, you have other copies of the SAM (the PDC and the other BDC's), so that's a backup in itself. And the security setup would be much more entailed if it could be installed on a member server.

Just curious...

**To answer the real question here, yes the alias has to be the same as the domain account. Exchange won't run on a stand alone Exchange server, at least not 5.5
Are you running 4.0 or 5.0 by chance? You of course need to have the site enabled for POP3 (default, but check), the server enabled for POP3(default, but check), and of course the mailbox enabled for POP3 access (default, but check). In the"Internet E-Mail" pr

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by jazzpizza In reply to Exchange pop3 authenticat ...

It's best to install Exchange Server on a non
PDC/BDC. These domain controllers are busy enough authenticating users. The server you install Exchange on can be a dedicated public folder server or a private mail server
to name a few. You must make sure that the user's alias name matches the domain to which
he/she belongs to. Also the Internet Mail Service must be installed for the user to able to send messages and traffic must be allowed to pass through port 25 (SMTP).
Hope this bit of information helps.

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