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Exchange Server 2003 POP3 Setup

Hi There,

I have a customer that has Windows SBS 2000 running with Exchange 2000 on it. They are setup to send receive e-mail by using the POP3 account setup on the server. They are not using the exchange server setup in Outlook. ALl of the users have laptops and are on the road. That is why it works the best for them.

I am moving them to Windows SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003. I am having the problem that I can not get the laptops to connect to the POP3 anymore. How can I get this Exchange 2003 server setup to work like this again?

Thanks,

Jeff
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myfootsmellsCommented:
Can users on the same local are network check email using POP?  If so you, you probably don't have it properly routed.  
Are you using a 3rd party router or you using SBS 2003 as your router?

If you're using SBS 2003 as your router and internal users can access their e-mail via POP, you probably don't have the port open.

(1) Admin Tools > Routing and Remote Access > Expand IP Routing > Click NAT/Basic Firewall.
(2) Right Click Server Local Area Connection > Properties.
(3) Services and Ports Tab > make sure Post Office Protocol Version 3 is checked.
(4) Click Ok.

Try now and see if it works.

Michael
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Since SBS 2003 is pretty much a completely different Operating System than SBS 2000 it's important to move users to the current technology.

First, all email configurations should be done with the Configure Email and Internet Configuration Wizard.  Then, there are a number of ways for laptop users to access email.  You can decide which is best for them.

1.  Through Outlook Web Access.  They just need to use http://<serverFQDN or IP>/exchange

2.  RPC over HTTP.  With this configuration they just need to be connected to the Internet and then they will have full access to their email using Outlook 2003.  Full, cusotmized instructions are on the SBS's Remote Web Workplace main menu by clicking on "Configure Outlook via the Internet" (go to http://servername/remote to get to the RWW main menu).

3.  VPN.  Also on the RWW main menu is the Small Business Server connection manager download.  This automatically configured VPN client can connect them to the network so that they can use Outlook normally.

Using POP3 access to your SBS not only uses up valuable server resources, it's an insecure method of retrieving mail.  You really should not use it if at all possible.

Jeff
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northcideCommented:
You're running exchange 2003, forget about POP and get everyone switched over to RPC over HTTPS. That is by far the greatest advantage of running exchange 2003 over 2000.
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jgeabcAuthor Commented:
Ok,

All users can get there POP3 e-mail. So I know inside the network that is working ok. What I need to setup is a POP3 -mail server so the laptop users can get there e-mail using POP3.

I have the Outlook Web Access working great!

I do not what to use the VPN on the laptop. They are in remote locations using a dialup modem to get the POP3 e-mail from the server.

This is the current conguration:

Laptop is setup to get POP3 mail using following setup:

POP3: mail.<domain name>.com
SMTP: mail.<domain name>.com

I have the log into SMTP for sending checked.

The old server was running Windows 2000 with Exchange 2000 on it. This worked great on Exchange 2000, But I need it to work on the new Exchange 2003 server. What settings am I missing?

Can I setup the Exchange server or laptops to get and send e-mail different. Can not use VPN or Web mail Need it to come into the Laptops Outlook.

thanks,

Jeff
 
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myfootsmellsCommented:
With RPC over HTTPS you don't need a VPN connection and it will get everything done that you need.  It'll basically authenticate with the Exchange server over https and then update your Outlook accordingly.

Much better than POP IMHO.

Michael
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myfootsmellsCommented:
Jeff

If you're sure you want to use POP, did you verify the settings that I asked you for?

Michael
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I'll repeat what everyone else has said because I don't think you got it yet... you don't need VPN for either Outlook Web Access or RPC over HTTP.  

Here... let's let Susan Bradley shout it out for you:  http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2006/05/15/95217.aspx

Jeff
TechSoEasy
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