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How to configure Exchange in Small Business Server to check mail from another Small Business Server

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I am responsible for branch office IT Support and in the process of upgrading customer from workgroup to Client/Server solution. I have opted for Windows Small Business Server 2003. The main office is also running Windows SBS 2003 and host mail for branch office (mail@mainofficedomain). Currently, users at branch office check their pop accounts at mainofficedomain. Can you suggest how I should configure Exchange on branch server (SBS2003)? Domain name convention? Setup sub domain? Best way for branch users to check mail at mainofficedomain?  Should I configure clients with pop accounts and just use exchange for information store, clanandering? or is there a better approach to handling mail in this scenario?
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Malli Boppe earned 1500 total points
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I would say the easiest way to handle this is create  user accounts with a dummy email addresses like user1@branchoffice.local and in the main office create the mail enabled contacts with email addreesses like user1@branchoffice.local. Create a SMTP conenctor to forward the mail from for bracnhoffice.local to you brach office exchange server.

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http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-SMTP-Namespace-Sharing.html
http://www.amset.info/exchange/twositesonedomain.asp
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