Forwarding all Exchange boxes

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Instead of using the in-house Exchange server I would like to have all messages sent from the the Exchange accounts forwarded to a POP3 server we host offsite. How can I accomplish this. I am using Exchange Server 2003 hosted on a Windows Small Business Server 2003.

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This can be done with an Event-Sink. Or, if you have only a few users, by adding a forwarder address to the active directory user object (Exchange General->Delivery Options).

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  • PDMeat
    Not sure if I understand totally what you want but it sounds like you want all your in-house exchange message traffic forwarded to a pop3 server offsite. The only way I can think of to do this is to go into each mailbox and set up an alternate recipient so that each message sent to them would also go to the pop3 server. This will only get you copies of inbound mail, not outbound. You can't use outlook rules to auto-forward using cc because that works only when outlook is open and the cc would be visible. You might be able to replicate outbound mail with exchange content filtering software but you would be creating rules for literally every user on the server. If your concern is for a disaster recovery server, the options I would look at are: 1) Potentially look into Exchange ASP hosting by MI8 or some similar service and just move exchange out of your org altogether. That solves the problem and you have webmail access, POP/IMAP or Outlook RPC over HTTPS. 2) Replicate exchange database to another exchange server using something like XOsoft software. Not accessible in real-time, you would have start the backup server by stopping replication, performing recovery of the database and then let users log in when that is done. If your concern is you just want people to access pop3 mail from a seperate secure server for security reasons, I'd just recommend using an Web (SSL) VPN device to proxy gateway for the OWA and pop3.
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  • Kzander
    Why even have a exchange server then, I don't understand why you would want to do this. What am I missing?
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  • Mclarkson
    I use the other features of exchange like shared calendar and task lists but for general email we use an off site POP3 server because that is the way my boss wants it You are right, it would be simpler to either just dump Exchange or use Exchange to pull the POP3 email down but the boss wants it this way so I get to make it work.
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    I use the other features of exchange like shared calendar and task lists but for general email we use an off site POP3 server because that is the way my boss wants it You are right, it would be simpler to either just dump Exchange or use Exchange to pull the POP3 email down but the boss wants it this way so I get to make it work.
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  • Juswannano
    Can't you just bypass the Exchange Server for messaging altogether? Setup the Outlook clients for POP Mail only and set them to send outbound mail as SMTP to your external service provider and also collect their incoming email from that server as well.
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  • Mortree
    Yes I am pretty sure you can put two accounts on Outlook and do this more efficiently. One account against the Internet POP3 mail server and one account against Exchange. It used to ridiculously easy to kill/disable the Exchange Inbox. Maybe not any more. But you could rename the Exchange Inbox & Outboxes to "WRONG" and "NOT HERE" so people would manually switch. But I suspect that if you ask in the right way, your boss would tell you he wants the POP3 so he can do email from home or on the road. But he probably doesn't know how easy it is to add POP3 or IMAP service to your Exchange so that he can access email from home or on road. Better yet for many people activate Outlook Web Access.
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