Accessing ISP email accounts through OWA on SMB Server 2003

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
This question is in regards to my home lab:  
I have a Windows 2003 small business server on which I have configured Remote Web Workplace and Outlook Web Access.  I am not hosting my own email, but instead have a comcast account setup locally on my server.  I want to be able to send and receive email from that account while connected through OWA.  I can send and receive on that account locally, and the emails that I receive locally show up when I log in through OWA, but I cannot receive email when connected through OWA (I can send through that account when connected).

Question by:wdabbs
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    Expert Comment

    OWA only allows access to the Exchange account. You cannot access any other accounts (including other accounts on the Exchange server) that may have been added to Outlook within OWA. They are a client side setting - not server side.

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    Author Comment

    Please close this post.  You can get your POP email, but it will only check it every 15 minutes.  
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    Accepted Solution

    My answer is factually correct.

    You cannot read email from a POP3 account unless you bring it in to Exchange first. The way your question was originally worded did not indicate that you were prepared to bring the email in to Exchange.

    However if you wish to close the question without awarding points then you need to post in the support TA with a link to this question and your reasons for wanting the question closed.


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