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  • Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector equivalent

    Hi there.

    I would to know which is the Exchange 2003 SMTP connector equivalent on Exchange 2010.

    Here we have to exchange server, the main one which provide the mailboxes and public folders to the users and another one just for the SMTP communication with the outside world.

    So thinking in a future migration we would like to continue with this array so as Exchange 2010 is very different demon from Exchange 2003 we are wondering this.

    Also, what would be the most secure way in which I give remote access (for mobile devices) to our users.

    Thank you
    When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

    Leonardo da Vinci

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    Re: Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector equivalent

    I think you are talking about an Edge server.
    That is a role of Exchange 2010 designed to process SMTP email.
    However I feel it is very poor value for money as it requires another Exchange licence and you can achieve most of what it does wither third party tools for a lot less than an Exchange licence.

    SMTP Connector is for outbound email only, and doesn't actually process email. That is done by the SMTP Server Service. You can have email delivered directly to Exchange without an issue.

    As for mobile devices, there are any number of answers to that question, most of which are budget rlated. WIth no budget using a signed SSL certificate an ActiveSync is pretty secure. But there are further options from third parties that can change that.

    Simon.
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      Re: Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector equivalent

      Thank you for the answer.

      Speaking hypothetically and money aside what options for mobiles are available?

      Also the problem with two servers are security concerned ones, the administration feels that if any problem happens only would affect the smtp server.

      Old conceptions I guess.
      When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

      Leonardo da Vinci

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      • #4
        Re: Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector equivalent

        You really need to some of your own research on the mobile options.
        Your question is equivilent to asking someone "if money is no object, what car shall I buy?", while failing to mention you live up a mountain with six children.

        Exchange is built on SMTP, so having a second server just to handle SMTP traffic, so problems can affect internal and external traffic as well.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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        Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

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          Re: Exchange 2003 SMTP Connector equivalent

          Understood.

          You open my eyes on the matter.

          I will keep this in mind.
          When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

          Leonardo da Vinci

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