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    Hey there

    I am running SBS 2003, and I would like to set up exchange server to that employees can access their mail anywhere, but have no idea where to start.

    Right now we have the standard MS Outlook-type setup. The pop3 and smtp servers are both www.thecompany.com (the remote web server, in some datacenter in usa), which handles everything.

    How much trouble would it be to get exchange working, either as itself, or with the current mail/web server?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: How to set up exchange?

    (Steven, tell me if I get this right)
    I think the CEICW will set all that up for you...
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=ceicw
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: How to set up exchange?

      I have set pop3 up for redirect for a test account, but SMTP gives errors:

      Subject: test
      Sent: 27/12/2006 18:59

      The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

      [email protected] on 27/12/2006 18:59
      The e-mail account does not exist at the organization this message was sent to. Check the e-mail address, or contact the recipient directly to find out the correct address.
      <XXXXX.co.uk #5.1.1>
      XXXXX.co.uk is the domain hosted by the external web server.

      EDIT: Could I change the MX records on XXXXX.co.uk to be the IP address of the local internal exchange server.. then it handles everything?
      Last edited by James Haigh; 28th December 2006, 09:23.

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      • #4
        Re: How to set up exchange?

        Originally posted by James Haigh View Post
        EDIT: Could I change the MX records on XXXXX.co.uk to be the IP address of the local internal exchange server.. then it handles everything?
        I'm assuming that this is from an external account?
        The MX record should point to an A record that points to your public IP address for your Exchange server.
        Something like this:
        A record = mail.XXXXX.co.uk -> public IP
        MX record = XXXXX.co.uk -> mail.XXXXX.co.uk

        Also, on your router, make sure you forward port 25 to your exchange server.
        BTW - what type of Internet connection do you have?
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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        • #5
          Re: How to set up exchange?

          Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
          I'm assuming that this is from an external account?
          The MX record should point to an A record that points to your public IP address for your Exchange server.
          Something like this:
          A record = mail.XXXXX.co.uk -> public IP
          MX record = XXXXX.co.uk -> mail.XXXXX.co.uk

          Also, on your router, make sure you forward port 25 to your exchange server.
          BTW - what type of Internet connection do you have?
          Thanks for your reply.

          ..so it's like this:

          A = mail.idealcare.co.uk -> 81.149.181.143
          MX = idealcare.co.uk -> mail.idealcare.co.uk

          .....and everything will just work?

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          • #6
            Re: How to set up exchange?

            If you have port 25 forwarded and if you ran the CEICW then it should work.
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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            • #7
              Re: How to set up exchange?

              The changes are taking place right now.

              I think port 25 on http://81.149.181.143/ is open - I can ping it, at least!

              How can I set it so employees can access exchange over the web? Right now http://theserver/exchange works (internally, obviously), but how can I set it so I can access it, say, from http://81.149.181.143/exchange?

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              • #8
                Re: How to set up exchange?

                I just checked it and nothing is responding on port 25.
                You need to forward port 25 to your Exchange server. If you want to use OWA then you need to forward port 80 and 443 (SSL) to your Exchange server. When you forward these ports you can type in http://mail.idealcare.co.uk/exchange

                Can you post a diagram of your network?
                Regards,
                Jeremy

                Network Consultant/Engineer
                Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                www.gma-cpa.com

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                • #9
                  Re: How to set up exchange?

                  I will forward those ports tomorrow.

                  This is the network diagram:

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to set up exchange?

                    Excellent. I think we're on the same page.
                    Keep us posted.
                    Regards,
                    Jeremy

                    Network Consultant/Engineer
                    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                    www.gma-cpa.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to set up exchange?

                      The DNS is done, I am forwarding the ports right now.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How to set up exchange?

                        Originally posted by JeremyW View Post
                        (Steven, tell me if I get this right)
                        I think the CEICW will set all that up for you...
                        http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=ceicw
                        Yep, just make sure you tick the appropriate boxes in the firewall section (OWA, Outlook over the internet) and create a self-signed certificate.
                        Last edited by teiger; 12th January 2007, 01:04.
                        TIA

                        Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
                        http://www.wintra.co.il/
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                        • #13
                          Re: How to set up exchange?

                          Hey

                          Just yesterday a new router got installed so that we can forward lots of ports. The ports are open and we can recieve e-mail, but only send it internally. Emails sent to outside domains (not idealcare.co.uk) get put into the "messages queued for deferred delivery" queue and just stay there. Any ideas what I could do to resolve this?

                          Thanks

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                          • #14
                            Re: How to set up exchange?

                            Are you sure your ISP hasn't blocked sending out on port 25?
                            Try running against a known mail server:
                            telnet <FQDN of mail server> 25
                            in a cmd window and see if you get a response!
                            TIA

                            Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
                            http://www.wintra.co.il/
                            sigpic
                            Iím honoured to have been selected for the SMB 150 list for 2013. This is the third time in succession (no logo available for 2011) that I have been honoured with this award.

                            We donít stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How to set up exchange?

                              I can connect - I typed telnet mail.k3o.co.uk 25 and I was connected to its SMTP server.

                              EDIT: Just checked my e-mail account and I have reports that my test email could not be delivered:

                              [email protected] on 11/01/2007 21:42
                              A configuration error in the e-mail system caused the message to bounce between two servers or to be forwarded between two recipients. Contact your administrator.
                              <idealcare.co.uk #4.4.6>
                              Last edited by James Haigh; 12th January 2007, 09:26.

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