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  • Receiving/Sending mails from Exchange Server using POP3/SMTP

    In my organization we have SBS 2003 server.

    We want to give access to two remote users who aren't part of the domain to their Exchange mailbox while they are using their Outlook Express client.

    Is there a possibility to connect to the EX03 server using POP3 and SMTP for receiving and sending mails?

    For example - to set up the following account in their OE:

    Display name: whatever...
    E-mail address: [email protected]
    POP3 Server: the EX03 server IP
    SMTP Server: the EX03 server IP
    User name: their user name in the AD/EX03 server
    Password: their password in the AD/EX03 server

    Would appreciate any help.

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    Re: Receiving/Sending mails from Exchange Server using POP3/SMTP

    Yes it is.

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sbs+203+configure+pop3 Hit 5's title looks useful.

    Alternatively, have your users use OWA.

    The trouble with POP is that by default, the mail will be stored on the user's computer, not on the server. Therefore it isn't backed up anymore, and can't be accessed from any other machine.

    Therefore if you must insist on using Outlook Express, I would recommend using IMAP rather than POP.
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    • #3
      Re: Receiving/Sending mails from Exchange Server using POP3/SMTP

      Agreed, POP3 is very much a last resort.

      Another option if they have Outlook is accessing Exchange via RPC over HTTP, but as these PCs are external to your domain I would recommend using OWA from a security point of view so that no emails are stored or accessible on a non-domain PC.
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      • #4
        Re: Receiving/Sending mails from Exchange Server using POP3/SMTP

        RPC over HTTPS (Outlook over the Internet) is the preferred remote access solution for remote users to Exchange. POP3 is an awful protocol. The problem you will have is sending the email. Unless you use a VPN those remote users may not be able to send through your server, as many ISPs block port 25 outbound on home user connections. Using RPC over HTTPS will bypass that problem.

        You need to enable RPC over HTTPS through the connect to the internet and email wizard and then client setup instructions are in RWW.

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        • #5
          Re: Receiving/Sending mails from Exchange Server using POP3/SMTP

          OK, thank you very much to all of you.

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