Solved

Exchange 2000 server, smtp and local email

Posted on 2007-03-18
5
216 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I have an SBS 2000 server with Exchange 2000 server on it.
It has the domain name foobar.com

I have moved our DNS mail to point to an external provider and that works well.

The goal is to shut down the Exchange server at some point and mail would be sent thru our isp's smtp.

However I cannot sent local emails out to the external smtp. They get snagged by the server and outinto the default mailbox for the recipient.  How do i stop them being caught.

I want to sent from me (me@foobar.com) to coworker@foobar.com and it ends up in the respective popboxe at our isp.


0
Comment
Question by:brettw72
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
Comment Utility
The only reliable way is to remove Exchange. While you have Outlook connected to Exchange then Outlook will use Exchange for email and attempt to resolve the email messages.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:brettw72
Comment Utility
Sembree, are there services i can stop or shutdown the exchange server.

Removing exchange would not be my prefered option.

I have tried shutting down any service with exchange in the title and the smtp service but still the emails get snagged.

The reason i'm doing this it for email access on laptops when away from office. And i do not wish to allow remote access into the email system, as many other services/files reside on the same server. Besides its SBS 2000 and I believe its 2003 that can only do that.
0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
Comment Utility
If you stop services all that will happen is email will queue. Exchange will still try to handle the messages.

Remote access to the server before Exchange 2003 was usually achieved by a VPN connection. I would certainly prefer to live with a VPN for remote users than take the backwards step of going to a POP3 service.

Although the solution I would recommend is to upgrade to SBS 2003 so that you can use the latest remote access features, including the preferred method for Outlook of RPC over HTTPS.

Simon.
0
 

Author Comment

by:brettw72
Comment Utility
Hi Sembree.

I dont seem to see any options in Add/Remove Programs for Exchange.

Am I being a little simplistic?

While this is probably additional I'll just say FYI: I am the sole admin at work, budgets are cut and as it is, everything sits on our old server: domain controller, exchange, ISA, file server, FTP, Web, tape backup. All against recommendations of MS I believe. We run GFI for spam and Nod32 for virus. Our server absolutely gets hammered by spam.  We don't have any UPS. Things are a mess. Windows servers are not my strong point, and in the interim I have decided to move our file server/backup to a redhat machine, and the web server to redhat/apache. Mail is currently handed to an external pop3 host.
0
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Exchange is probably wrapped up inside the SBS installation and you will need to run that to get to the Exchange part. I haven't got access to an SBS 2000 machine to check.

It doesn't surprise me that the machine is being hammered. If the machine is SBS 2000 then it is probably at least four years old. Exchange 2000 is unable to defend itself against some of the common spam attacks NDR spam, directory harvest etc.
However your ISP is not always the best place for email. I have seen what many ISPs do for email, and when you realise what they do, you will never trust them with the email ever again.

At some point you have to say enough. I have just spec'd a server for a client to run SBS and the total cost of the machine from Dell is coming in at less than UK£1000, including the SBS license. That provides two large hard disks etc. If you look around at reconditioned or outlet store kit then you can save even more money.

Simon
0

Featured Post

Too many email signature updates to deal with?

Do you feel like you are taking up all of your time constantly visiting users’ desks to make changes to email signatures? Wish you could manage all signatures from one central location, easily design them and deploy them quickly to users? Well, there is an easy way!

Join & Write a Comment

Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
In this video we show how to create an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Ac…
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now