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how to pop server and exchange5.5

By ychang5501 ·
I'd like to set up a pop server, that remote users can get their email from, only thing is we already have Exchange5.5 on the lan. The remote users are currently using Outlook 2000 to connect to the exchange5.5 but are complaining that it's very slow and that at their old job they used pop servers for their email, which seemed much faster for them.

What I'd like to do is set up a pop server on NT4ws if possible, and have the Exchange box forward all email for remote users to the pop server. One of my concerns is that of security. How secure could I make the pop server. My though was if isp's or large corporations have pop servers, they must be able to secure them fairly tight or they wouldn't do it. My other concern is that of hardware. What would I need to set something like this up?

Any and all thoughts/opinions/links would be appreciated.

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by Guru Kumar In reply to how to pop server and exc ...

Hi !

For setting up POP Server, you will have to change in the settings. But for that you must know the Mail Server name from on which your mails are coming i.e. from the server you are going to download the mails.

If you know that then followthese steps:

I have used Outlook 98 and Outlook Express.
So, accordingly i am telling you the solution.
It may be the same as Outlook 98 and that i will tell you.

1. Go to Tools(Menu)-->Accounts. Click on Mail tab.
Now Click on Add. Its better to add a new mail settings without changing the previous one.
You can delete the previous one when the new one works fine.

Now, Add for Mail(not for Directory) and then give all the details.
Remember this should be POP3 server not IMAP mail.

This will solve your purpose and you will get the mails.

Hope it works.

Guru

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by ychang5501 In reply to how to pop server and exc ...

Actually I need to setup an email pop server itself not the client side of it. I guess I wasn't clear enough.

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by gbainbridge In reply to how to pop server and exc ...

You don't need to install a POP3 server in addition to your Exchange server. As long as your Exchange installation was done properly, you can use Exchange as a POP server.

To do this, you'll have to reconfigure your Outlook 2000 clients. When setting up a profile, choose "Internet E-Mail" instead of "Microsoft Exchange Server." Then, you simply need to know the DNS name of the Exchange server (for the POP3 and SMTP entries), the user login info, and voila! POP3 and SMTP Mail!

If you have any further questions, feel free to e-mail me.

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by ychang5501 In reply to how to pop server and exc ...

I realise that Exchange can be used for pop and smtp but because the remote user would still connect to the Exchange server wouldn't they experience the same latency? I guess the ideal answer would give me some ideas if not how-to setup an externalpop3 server that the internal Exchange server would forward all email for our remote users to.

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by gbainbridge In reply to how to pop server and exc ...

I should have been more clear in my first answer....

Exchange IS inherently an e-mail POP server. Unless, however, the default option was unchecked during it's installation. You see, Exchange not only servers as a MAPI mail server with collaboration capabilities, but also as a POP3/SMTP server, NNTP, and chat server.

Try my suggestion to see if it works. If it doesn't then it can be configured to do so.

I use Exchange on my LAN as you have described, but my remote users use it as aPOP server because it's so much faster and easier for them, and doesn't require them to connect via RAS or VPN to our private LAN.

Good luck.

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by McKayTech In reply to how to pop server and exc ...

I think gbainbridge probably has the right answer and POP3 does leave a lighter footprint than Outlook2000 -> Exchange so performance will be better plus, as he correctly points out, there is not the overhead of logging into the domain.

However, if you still think your users would be better served by a separate server, you would just need a capable server (PII or PIII with 256meg of RAM), an operating system (Linux or NT), and a mail package (e.g. Qmail on Linux, Ipswitch's Imail on NT). Your users would have a custom recipient defined on the Exchange box that points to the POP3 server or a forwarding rule on the Exchange box.

Personally, before I spent the money on the separate server, I would give the existing Exchange box a tryin POP3 mode.

paul

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