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Exchnage 2007 Installation type

My Exchange 2007 installation chapter gives various installation types. For example, it has:

Mailbox Server
Client Access Server
Unified Messaging Server
Hub Transport Server
Edge Transport Server

After reading the different descriptions I think I want my server to be a Mailbox Server. I don't want anything fancy. I just want Exchange 2007 to act like I am familar with . So, my question is: If I setup my Mailbox Server then will I be able to receive and send Internet email, and will this server type also allow me to ues OWA? The other types seem to require SSL and other encrypion features, or relay options. I don't want any of that. I just want a basic email server that can send email and also do OWA. So, is the "mailbox server" type the right choice? I wish I could get the answer myself. I am using the Exchange Server 2007 book from Microsoft, but it doesn't anwer the question directly.

Lastly, I am not sure if I will make this a new email server for a new domain or an additional server for an existing domain. I haven't made that decision yet.

Thanks,
John
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
If you actually want to store user mailboxes on the server then you need to set  it up as a mailbox server but you really need to make the decision about new domain or additional server.
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SanDiegoComputerCommented:
That is correct, set it up as a mailbox server.  You will need to adjust the configuration to act as an smtp server as well.  Typically in larger orgs you would enable a hub-transport server for this.  You also, without the hub transport server, wont get the same antispam capabilities without making some modifications in the powershell.  
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jhiebAuthor Commented:
Thanks. That also answers a problem I had with another configuration. It was the only mailbox server but it was also a HUB server. The HUB installation has SSL and I don't want that. For my small organization a HUB server and SSL is more than I need. Thanks for the help
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jhiebAuthor Commented:
Oh Crap! I selected the wrong person. I should have accepted KCTS as the correct answer because he answered first.
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
yes you should !
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
At the very least I think the points should have been split - contact the zone administratior if you feel guilty about this.
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jhiebAuthor Commented:
Alright.... I browsed arround, found the zone advisors, and even went to the home page. How the heck to you send an email to a Zone Advisor?
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