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Exchange 2003 Server and foreign IMAP

Posted on 2006-06-20
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Hello,

I just installed a new Help Desk software package that supports POP3 and SMTP email. Currently, my customers send their support requests to a Linux Server which is Squirrel Mail. This email server only supports IMAP4. I don't host the Squirrel Mail server and for now customers need to send support emails to this server.

Since my helpdesk software only supports pop3 and smtp I am looking for a way to tell my Exchange Server to retrieve emails from the IMAP4 server and into a specific account. Then, tell my helpdesk software to collect emails from my Exchange Server. Is this possible and if so, is it hard to do? If this is possible then please point me in the right direction on how to do this.

Thank you,
John
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What u can do is that make ur exchange server a backup MX server for ur imap mail server , this way the excahge will start recieving the mails on behalf of ur imap server , and then u can retrieve those mails to any of the accounts .

Follow the article below make ur server as a backup server.

http://www.amset.info/exchange/smtp-backup.asp.

Amit.
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I will use a tool called UniAccess to batch mail from IMAP to the Exchange Server account. I can use Scheduler to do this every 5 minutes. With UniAccess I can choose to copy only new messages. I've tried it out and it works great! I'll accept your answer because it looks like a good alternative.
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Is this UniAccess a free tool , if yes then where can i find it , kindly mail me up on

amitspeedstar4u@rediffmail.com

It would be a great help . As i also want to test it in my Virtual Lab .


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Amit.
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UniAccess can be downloaded from www.comaxis.com

To create a sample batch setup file, add the /BD command line switch and then perform a sample conversrion with the gui. This switch creates a file called LASTRUN.DAT inside the Uniaccess directory. Then, you can use or modify the lastrun.dat file. Run the uab batch program to convert automate your conversion. You might also want to add the /LX and /PROGRESS command line switches. I also made a nice batch file that echos things to the screen so that I know it is working.

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