configure EXchange 2000 to collect mail from External mail server(ISP mail server)

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Hello experts, I currently installed my first Exchange Server 2000 in Windows 2000 which is not directly connected to internet and has only 1 Lancard. I have my domain controler and 1 win2k Server connected directly to internet. We have an internet email that has a POP3 and SMTP server. let say: POP3: mail.ourcompany.com and SMTP: mail.ourcompany.com also. Usually what we do is configure our outlook to send/receive email using that POP3 and SMTP respectively. But we explore now and take the possibilty of holding our own email server..So we want to try it using exchange server. To make it short, what we want to do is to get all the emails from our internet mail server and store all of them in our Exchange Server and distribute in our users using outlook.Same as in sending emails.. Is it possible in Exchange Server? Im new to exchange Server, can you please teach me step by step. I cannot find any books that fits in my situation. Thanks...

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Rule one – do not put your Exchange server where it’s directly accessible from the outside, so not in your DMZ nor directly connected to the internet in any way. You need to relay mail from the outside to your internal network. ISA server will do this with a feature pack, or you can use a mail relay program (used Rockliffe before for this, any will do). Put your spam/virus filters on the relay. Outlook will find your exchange server fine so don’t worry about that aspect, worry about where you are going to put your security.

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  • Moonlite
    What I understand is that you want an exchange server which retrieves mail via POP3 protocol from your account(s) at your ISP and then present that mail to the users via MAPI (clients with outlook in workgroup/enterprise mode). Unfortunately there is no native functionality present in Exchange 2000 nor 2003. There are however a few alternatives: 1. Register a domain name with additional MX record in the public DNS infrastructure (I would recommend this, although keep in mind to take all necessary security steps e.g. mentioned by the first answer here). 2. Use Smal Business server which has this functionality built in. 3. Use a product like Mail-redirect from Helexis.
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  • TedRizzi
    You need to create a smtp connection between the current internet mail server and your new exchange server, then set up the current internet server to relay all messages to your exchange server.. this technet article may help PSS ID Number: 319407
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  • Kyleohme
    We have tried several SMTP relays on our network - from imail - postfix. Right now we are using mailenable on our front tend server to relay back across our network to our exchange cluster. It seems to work alright for the time being - we ran into some quirky issues as we went along but managed to get it all working well. We are using the server as a smarthost for our domain - meaning that all email that is addressed to the user will first come thought the relay server and get redirected to the proper mailbox. we have a user/pass that is set up to allow relay from one server to the next and keep virus filtering and our first phase of spam filtering at the edge. The more granular approach to spam filtering is done on the exchange server as our software has the ability to watch the users habits and create filtering based off of that. mailenable is free fir use with the lite version - and they have quite a bit of tools that can be used for delivery issues and general upkeep. Only thing to really watch is when you relay from your exchange to your relay - you sometimes get an extra "received from" header in the message - this can sometimes cause delivery issues with some domains .. Hope that helps and is what you are after ..
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  • Sirknight
    Hi everyone,,Thanks for comments and suggestions.Very Well and Appreciated but it seems like more confusing. Im really new to exchange and in the world of messaging.Im reading a lot of books but i cant really practice because all of them are far from my situation. I have my local DNS, but for internal use only.I dont have any firewalls like ISA Server.I only used sygate for internet sharing. Our ISP is different from the one who serves our email.Meaning our mail server is not on our ISP. please help me...
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