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Hi Guys,

ive reached a point where i need to access my email when i am not in the office, i seem to be travelling abroad more then ever and need to keep up to date,

So i have exchange 2000 which i need to acess via my laptop (running outlook 2003) but when i type the ip address of the exhange server (its a static ip address) it fails to connect, we have a firewall but i have configed it to allow incoming connections from certain ip address.
So do i need to set something up on the exchange server it self in order to get access to it.

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David
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Some options:

- Not all firewall ports are open. You need to allow for communication to your DC's as well as you Exchange server.
- Might need to set the authentication method to none in the MAPI profile (mail settings in Config panel, tab advanced). This will result in a logon prompt while connecting to the server.

You can use the RPCping tool which is supplied on the Exchange CD under tools to check ifcommunication with Exchange is working correctly.
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All ports are open;

ok cool just used IMAP, and  Yes! can see my inbox

but for the smtp address what do i type in, i type in the exchange address but i know its wrong (we dont allow relaying)
so do i have to type in the local internet provider smtp address because that is a hassel for me as im i could be in 3 different locations and dont want to type a different address each time.

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David
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by:ErikKvK
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You can allow relaying for authenticated users and such. You could even define a number of ip addresses to allow relaying on the Exchange box.

Otherwise try an internet smtp host (hotmail or similar.
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ok well i thought of using hotmail, smtp ut i must be doing it wrong..

in the smtp address i entered the following

http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp

i then went and clicked "more settings" then outgoing server and type my hotmail username and password but had no luck

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David
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It should be something like :

smtp.hotmail.com

You cold add you IP's in your Exchange server under the SMTP virtual server properties, Access tab.

- Disable anonymous access, other access methods are OK, because you can access your mailbox.
- Under Relay add the IUP's from where you want to send.
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