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Hi,

Just setup SBS2003 to utilise Exchange. Installed Exchange SP2 and setup 1 pop3 account to test the mail system. I setup a user and connected the PC using the SBS connect computer wizard. Setup Outlook 2003.

Problem is I cant send or recieve any mail from exchange using outlook. I searched the mailbox and it says there are emails there but otlook doies not show them.

Any ideas as to why outlook wont show the mail?

Cheers
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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I don't quite understand your order of actions here...

How did you set up the POP3 account?  With the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW -- which is linked as Connect to the Internet in the Server Management Console > To-Do List) I hope?  But then there wouldn't have been a user account yet to set up.

So what Exchange Mailbox did you specify to have the message delivered to when you set up the account in the POP3 connector?

Jeff
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by:trcbit
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Ok, I'll try to explain better.

Installed SBS2003
Ran through the configure internet & email which is part of the SBS setup
Setup user account (Troy)
Ran the SBS connect computer wizard from the PC, Outlook account setup for Exchange pointing to Troy's mailbox.
I then ran the CEICW wizard to setup email again and pop3 account for Troy.
I know there are emails in his mailbox box outlook wont show them.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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How often did you set the POP3 Connector to download email?  

Also, on the POP3 Connector Manager Properties > Troubleshooting Tab, make sure that Logging Level is set to Maximum so that events are generated in the Application Log.

Jeff
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by:trcbit
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I seemed to have fixed the problem. Looked like there was a problem between the user account and exchange. I removed the user and recreated the account, re-ran the e-mail setup and away we go.

Thanks for your help anyway.
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by:trcbit
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Another question though, I have set the time for exchange to get mail to 15 minutes, is there a way to decrease that further to say 5 minutes. It wont hurt the server because there are only 5 users on it.
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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No, there's not a way to change that... other than converting over to SMTP email so that you can have real-time email.  The POP3 Connector is really only included with SBS as a tool to assist with the transition to SMTP email.  Steps to get you over to that are here:  http://sbsurl.com/pop2smtp

Jeff
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Thanks for the tip. I guess that if I set it up this way and my exchange server dies I loose mail as it wont be stored elsewhere.

One more question and the points are yours.

I have 5 seprate accounts, all business related, one running via the ISP domain and 4 running my via my business domain. What would be your suggestion in handling this in exchange. So far I have just setup exchange using the pop3 connctor and have the business domain as the primary (SMTP),  but I can't see how I can have the option to choose which domain I send mail through, like you can with outlook without exchange by just selecting the account you want to send from.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 125 total points
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Read on:

http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003.html

They discuss a number of ways to accomplish the "send from", but I've found that the best way to do this is to create dummy POP3 accounts in Outlook which don't actually receive mail (you can set anything for the inbound server and exclude the account from any send/receive settings) but set the outbound server as your SBS, and it'll work just peachy so that you get the "Account..." drop-down list when composing a new message.

Jeff
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