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By MikeLazz ·
it has been asked that we find a solution to allow users to access their email remotely. what are some options, their pros and cons? my initial thought is to create an IIS server,put it in the DMZ and allow access to our ecahnge server via OWA. we are using Exchange 5.5.

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by softcorp.us In reply to remote email access

Hello...

I suggest you run a VPN server in your DMZ and have users use a VPN client. With this approach:

- An encrypted network "pipe" is established between the remote client PC and the VPN server.

- All data travelling over the Internet is encrypted.

- Remote users can use the same mail client software they use in the office.

- You can securely provide full service to all network resources if you choose. The remote client can do anything a local client can if you allow it to do so.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to remote email access

We use OWA for external access and seems to work fine for most users.Exchange 5.5 is pretty old, have you considered upgrading to Exchange 2003?

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