Best practices for moving to domain / exchange / SBS from a workgroup and PST files, still using outside hosted POP server
Posted on 2006-06-01
We have a workgroup configuration with users using outlook (and a PST on each machine) to connect to email accounts hosted on an outside mail hosting server (pop3).
we are moving to sbs and exchange for shared calendars and contacts with the same machines currently in use being joined to the sbs domain using server/connectcomputer. Email will continue to be hosted outside - the bosses are not confident of our internet connection / relying on this in house server to handle email for the 15 users
I am interested in your thoughts on my options for dealing with email.
I would like emails to be backed up / stored on the server / in the exchange store? (we will be using the built in backup app of sbs 2003 - that will back up the entire exchange store, right?)
from experiments I am doing, here are some things:
on the desktop, there wil be 2 email accounts - exchange and the existing pop3.
Both will put info in the mailbox / exchange store
I have to manually import the existing PST into the mailbox, right? SBS doesn't do that for me
What about archiving when on an exchange store? now, some users have their personal folders and an archive folder. import them both into the mailbox / exchange store and then let exchange handle it?