SMTP and POP on same server
Posted on 2006-05-12
I currently run Exchange 2000 (scheduled to upgrade to Exchange 2003 in the next month) in an Active Directory environment with the majority of email users sitting on the LAN with an occasional user accessing the server remotely through a VPN connection on a company owned and controlled laptop. Pretty basic and straight forward setup. I've recently received a request to setup some external email (POP) for contractors that work for us and want to use the same email domain. Can I setup POP email to run on the same server and open it to the internet by opening the proper ports through the firewall? Currently I only allow SMTP email traffic through. If so can any one suggest some good documentation on how to do this and is there an increased security risk doing this compared to allowing SMTP traffic or is it basically the same. Also, would the antivirus running on the exchange server intercept any viruses or would this be an area that I would be vulnerable to allowing something into the LAN.