?
Solved

MS Exchange

Posted on 1997-10-02
1
Medium Priority
?
223 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a linux machine routing my internet connection with a couple win95 workstations.

I want to be able to use the linux machine to connect to a Windows NT server running Exchange... I just want to be able to get my mail onto my work stations.. can this be done?
0
Comment
Question by:mjensen100297
1 Comment
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
sauron earned 400 total points
ID: 1586694
Wouldn't it be easier to get your workstations to connect to the NT box directly?

However, you should be able to set up sendmail on the linux box, and configure it in such a way that you can deliver your users mail to local mail spools on the Linux box. Then, as the NT box won't send the mail to you, you use fetchmail to retrieve from Exchange using POP3 - this feeds sendmail as though the mail had been sent using SMTP directly. The good thing about this is you can tell fetchmail to monitor your net connection, and just poll the NT box for new mail every few minutes while the link is up (I'm assuming here that the Exchange server is on a remote network).

Then you just run ipop3d on the Linux box. Your local users will then be able to pick up their mail using any mail client that speaks POP3 from the Linux box.

This is a simple concept, but could be tricky to implement in practice, especially if you have an odd configuration. If you want more info, I suggest you email me as mike@coruscant.demon.co.uk.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Note: for this to work properly you need to use a Cross-Over network cable. 1. Connect both servers S1 and S2 on the second network slots respectively. Note that you can use the 1st slots but usually these would be occupied by the Service Provide…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…
Suggested Courses

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question