How to Build Server to Spool Email Off-Site
Posted on 2006-05-30
Right now I have a MS Exchange 2003 server with SP2. We pay a 3rd party company a yearly fee to spool our email in case my server is down for some reason and to deliver it once the server is back up. This is getting expensive since they charge per domain and I have about 10 domains now receiving email on the Exchange box. We'll also be adding 4-5 more domains this year.
What I want to know is this . . . is there a good solution for me to do this myself? I have two permanent remote offices in other states with static IPs where I could locate this spooling server.
I'm not opposed to open source solutions, but have very little experience with them. I have built and administered a Linux box running SendMail in the past. I'd prefer a Microsoft solution.
500 points to the person with the solution that I think best suites my skill level and also is inexpensive to implement. I am an experience exchange administrator but a newbie with all other mail servers.
I'm not necessarily looking for step-by-step here . . . just good solid (clear) advice.