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    Hi,

    I just came by an issue where the SBS2011 is configuratet to pull mail from POP mailboxes at the ISP.

    The mail that is being sent to the organization is recived by POP3 mailboxes (dircted by the ISP to those mailboxes) and then the SBS is pulling the mail using popbeamer.

    I don't think this is a common practice and I think ths mechanism is cossing a lot of mail delivery problems. The first is that the SMTP header is not the same when mail is going out becouse when a forign server is trying to check the header it gets the ISP mail and not the origination (out domain).

    Is this a common configuration?

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    Re: using POP3 as mail collector

    Not uncommon, but also not recommended. It's always best to have the email delivered SMTP straight to your server. Really all you need to do is change the MX records to point to your own server.
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      Re: using POP3 as mail collector

      The POP3 connector is primarily designed to help people move from ISP POP3 mailboxes to SMTP delivery. It is not designed for long term use and as you have found has many limitations.

      If you have a static IP address it is easy to switch to SMTP delivery. If you have a dynamic, then it is a little more involved, but not impossible.

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        Re: using POP3 as mail collector

        Many people including ISP's and myself offer mail delivery and receipt services which check the mail for virus/spam in both directions before delivering it to your server. This is usually much safer than having everything dumped directly on your SBS/Exchange.
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          Re: using POP3 as mail collector

          Originally posted by teiger View Post
          Many people including ISP's and myself offer mail delivery and receipt services which check the mail for virus/spam in both directions before delivering it to your server. This is usually much safer than having everything dumped directly on your SBS/Exchange.
          I have to disagree that it is much safer. Particularly ISPs who run mail services, I have seen what a lot of them do with email and I wouldn't trust the email with them.
          I also prefer to be able to drop email for non-valid recipients at point of delivery to avoid backscatter.

          Even if you are using a third party service, if it is any good it will deliver the email to your server using SMTP. If it cannot, then find another service because it is obviously not a business class service.

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            Re: using POP3 as mail collector

            @Sembee - to clarify I mean that many ISP's (and other service providers) offer additional services such as anti-virus and/or anti-spam to clean up the mail that is delivered via SMTP.
            TIA

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