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    Hello, we want to install Exchange server in my company. We currently have our domain hosted in a company that offers us an email service. We also have a 2nd company that offers us the same domain name, in case the first one goes down, the emails arrive to that one.

    The thing is, i was wondering, if i can configure Exchange server to download the emails from those domains (actually its just 1 but from 2 different places), and then deliver those emails to the user.

    I dont know if i have the wrong idea, but this is what i want:

    All the emails send to [email protected] can be downloaded to the exchange server. Then for example, [email protected] email arrives, then the email is sent to the user recipient so he can see it. Can exchange be configured like this? Thank you.

    P.D. We dont want to get rid of our 2 email hosts, just in case 1 goes down, we want to always have 1 up.

  • #2
    Re: Exchange starter

    I guess you are popping those mail servers.

    In Windows Server 2003 SBS there is default a pop3 connector, which is not available in the regular exchange version. In the regular (Standard, Enterprise) version, you can use a third party sollution like GFI pop3 connector for exchange.
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    • #3
      Re: Exchange starter

      You need to speak to both companies about what they can offer you for email delivery.
      You want to get away from using any kind of POP3 connector, as they are awful things, with numerous flaws in their implementation. This isn't a fault of the product, but how POP3 works. The major issue is the loss of BCC.

      Exchange is designed to receive email by SMTP, preferably with the MX records pointing directly to the server. At the very least you should be looking for an SMTP feed. If the service providers will not support that then look for another service provider. ISPs will often deny services so that they hold on to your business and have leverage in the event of a bill not being paid.

      Simon Butler
      Exchange MVP

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