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    Hi everybody
    I have installed SBS 2008 in our organization . My Exchange 2007 have no MX record published in internet . Every user has 2 mail account :exchange account like [email protected] and external account like [email protected] . Domain “mydomain.com” hosted on ISP. For sending mail to internet address I must choose account [email protected]. But for sending mail locally to [email protected] I have to change to Exchange account. What additional settings I need to prevent changing every time from local to external account. Should I configure SMTP server on ISP as Smart Host for Internet e-mail and mydomain.com as Accepted Domain? And what about E-mail Address Policy ?
    Thanks for help

  • #2
    Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

    Moved to the perfectly good SBS forum just a few pixels below the 2008 one...
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    • #3
      Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

      if you've got exchange, you may as well just get all the email for domain.com delivered to it.

      so use the SBS wizards and configure it to accept email for domain.com
      then setup an MX record pointing to your static IP Address.
      then make sure you have a reverse dns entry (speak to your isp about this)
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      • #4
        Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

        Don't forget to Port Forward Port 25 to the SBS IP
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        • #5
          Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

          Thanks for replays .I have no fixed IP and wanted to worked around it. Now I realized that it impossible .I must get static IP , point MX record to it and run SBS wizard. Thanks for help

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          • #6
            Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

            It is not impossible, you can use a ddns

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            • #7
              Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

              Originally posted by lazaar View Post
              It is not impossible, you can use a ddns
              that's not likely to work for long. Alot of major mail relays will just not accept your mail before too long.

              If you want to use your own mail server, you should use a static ip, with a reverse lookup record.

              ddns is not a solution for email.
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              • #8
                Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

                I've had to resort to using DDNS for a client of mine as my backbone ISP do not supply static IP's. Still looking for a solution then I'll swing it. I'm not heavily experienced with all this, actually starting out with it but learning as I go along. But thanks for your input, it's confirming answers to questions I've had. But it's not impossible.
                Last edited by lazaar; 16th May 2011, 09:01.

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                • #9
                  Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

                  I don't know why people have said in this thread that a Dynamic DNS solution isn't going to work for long. I ran Exchange on a dynamic IP for three years and have clients doing so right now for many years.

                  You just need to configure SBS 2008 to use your ISPs SMTP server as a smart host using the wizard, and a dynamic DNS client to keep the host name up to date. You can point the MX records at the dynamic DNS host name.
                  What I also do is then configure remote.example.com as a CNAME to the dynamic DNS host name, which means I can get an SSL certificate for that host and generally run SBS as it was designed to.

                  It works very well, and as long as the dynamic DNS client is working, email will flow. If possible, get a router that has dynamic DNS support built in.

                  The only time it doesn't work is when the ISP has blocked inbound SMTP on port 25, but even that can be worked around.

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                  • #10
                    Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

                    We've used a dynamic IP for one of our customers for years. A certain UK cable ISP doesn't give out static IPs, even to business customers, but as Sembee says there's no issues so long as you use the ISP's smart host for outbound mail.
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                    • #11
                      Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

                      Originally posted by cruachan View Post
                      We've used a dynamic IP for one of our customers for years. A certain UK cable ISP doesn't give out static IPs, even to business customers, but as Sembee says there's no issues so long as you use the ISP's smart host for outbound mail.
                      That will be the same ISP I ran Exchange on a dynamic IP address for years, and still have as my backup connection (inbound email only though).

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                      • #12
                        Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

                        Originally posted by Sembee View Post
                        I don't know why people have said in this thread that a Dynamic DNS solution isn't going to work for long. I ran Exchange on a dynamic IP for three years and have clients doing so right now for many years.

                        You just need to configure SBS 2008 to use your ISPs SMTP server as a smart host using the wizard, and a dynamic DNS client to keep the host name up to date. You can point the MX records at the dynamic DNS host name.
                        What I also do is then configure remote.example.com as a CNAME to the dynamic DNS host name, which means I can get an SSL certificate for that host and generally run SBS as it was designed to.

                        It works very well, and as long as the dynamic DNS client is working, email will flow. If possible, get a router that has dynamic DNS support built in.

                        The only time it doesn't work is when the ISP has blocked inbound SMTP on port 25, but even that can be worked around.

                        Simon.

                        I agree Simon i`m using it also for 3 years in a production env
                        never let me down and it is cheap. the same goes for the port 25 solution


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                        • #13
                          Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

                          I personally don't see an issue with the DDNS MX I've setup, all tests I've done pass. The client on the other hand says that there should be mail coming through (sort of automated mail) and it is not.

                          I checked the receive connector again and found that I configured to accept anonymous mail on the default receive connector, thinking this was a possible problem as I figure the receive connector doesn't know which IP must receive mail, I created a new receive connector with the server's IP and allowing anonymous users. Can't say if this has 'resolved' the problem as yet...

                          Another thing that crossed my mind as I was fiddling with a 2003 exchange server today is to install a third party POP connector for Exchange 2007, drop the DDNS and reconfigure the MX back to default. Anybody used one and have some insight regarding?

                          Your thoughts and input will be appreciated.

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                          • #14
                            Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

                            There was no need to create a new Receive Connector - enabling anonymous on the default one was all that was required. Not sure what you are on about when you mention IP address. The receive connector doesn't really know. The external IP address will usually be on your router with port forwarding. The address changing doesn't matter.

                            Without knowing what the missing email is, it is hard to know what is happening. However until the message arrives on your server, you don't have control. The email may well not be arriving due to issues outside of your control, such as a routing issue from the other end.

                            POP3 connectors are not something I recommend and I avoid them at all costs.

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                            • #15
                              Re: SBS 2008 Exchange configuration

                              UTFW!
                              Run the ICW and don't mess with the connectors.
                              Also check the "Fix My Network" wizard
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