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SBS Branch office

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Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I have a client that is a branch office for a national life insurance agency.
The main office uses Exchange and the branch office is configured to use POP3
e-mail to retrieve e-mail from the main office. I want them to use Small
Business server w/ the POP3 connector. What would be the best solution for
outgoing mail? Should I request that they add another reverse DNS entry w/
the branch office's static IP? I don't want to cause any conflicts w/ the
main server and would like to keep the config as simple as possible. Any
ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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The simplest config would be for the HQ to turn on or use RPC over HTTP to connect the branch office users to exchange at the HQ.

You can use SBS for something like this - but it could be messy and I don't think the benifits would out weigh the work and potentail issues. The POP3 connecter works well.

You can setup an outbound domain name on the SBS server that maches the HQ.

You may need to do some editing of DNS entries, but mail should flow just fine.

You could just set your HQ exchange as a smarthost and send all outgoing mail to that server to have it deliver it.


Thanks jarSo in the CEICW where it says "forward all e-mail to e-mail server at your ISP" I would enter the same server name as my incomming server?
Would this require any configuration at the main exchange server?

I'm not quite sure where you are speaking of. To set a smart host in your exchange would be:

system manager -> servers -> (your server) -> protocols -> smtp -> properties on the virtual server -> delivery tab -> advanced button -> smart host

Yes you'd put in the same server as your incoming. They might or might not need to change anything at their end, it depends on their relaying setup.


I mean here at the branch office. How do i configure the SBS server at the branch office to forward? Is it the way I said in the CEICW?

My last post is what you do on your exchange server. What does CEICW stand for?


Configure E-Mail and Internet Connection Wizard
Which exchange server do I perform your proceedure on- the branch or the main?

OK, sorry I don't use SBE, so I'm not familiar with this CEICW.

You set the smart host on your branch server. But like mentioned earlier, they might need to tweak stuff on the main HQ server.


What might they need to change? Would they need to allow our IP address to relay through them?

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