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connecting two exchange orgs in diffrent forrests

Posted on 2008-10-07
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hi usual thing of company a buys company b  and we want email flow between the two
can i do something other than an smtp connector? so the mail can just go over the vpn we have with them

both exchange 2003 sp2
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by:tismetoo
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What's wrong with a connector? Use the smart host option to point to the mail server at the opposing domain ( use the internal address available down the VPN ) and specify just the domain in question so only relevant mail goes down the link.

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by:mhamer
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nothing is wrong with a connector  im asking doest it have to be smtp?
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by:tismetoo
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Can you explain what the problem with SMTP is? There could be other ways around your issue if it is a port restriction, binding issue, security problem or conflict with smtp on the mail server. If it's a VPN the traffic is presumably via the internet, so presume you have this for security.

You can use X.400, but will wish you never started.
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by:mhamer
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no reason,  it was just because i have the choice of x400 etc  wondered why peopel tend to use smtp all the time
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X.400 is for backwards compatibility. Exchange 2003 was designed with SMTP as the primary delivery mechanism, and as such most things are geared towards this, from addresses to protocol implementation.
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cool thank you
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