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Setting Up POP3 for Exchange 2007

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Does anyone have a resource for a set up guide for enabling POP3 for Exchange 2007 on IIS7?  Also, how can I change the owa access from https://www.domain.com/owa to http://mail.domain.com?
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You can enable POP3 on an Exchange 2007 Server using http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124934.aspx. However, what is the reason for doing so? You should be using Outlook Anywhere or OWA for remote access to the Exchange Server; POP3/SMTP is a pain to configure, is not the norm in an Exchange environment, and could be a potential security risk.

You can use mail.domain.com by simply registering mail.domain.com as a subdomain of your main domain. This needs to take place at your domain registrar, or the company which hosts your external DNS namespace. In doing so, you need to ensure your SSL certificate also has the name 'mail.domain.com' registered, otherwise you will receive certificate error prompts.

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Ok. Then how do I set up either OWA or Outlook Anywhere to be accessed by a smart phone?
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It depends what sort of Smart Phone you're talking about. If it's an Exchange-enabled one, you'd simply enable Exchange ActiveSync and point it towards your Exchange Server. If it's a Blackberry, you'll need to look into Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) or an Exchange ActiveSync add-on: http://www.astrasync.com/.

If it doesn't have Exchange ActiveSync support, replace it. Trying to use POP3/IMAP with an iPhone is dodgy at best, and can cause numerous security and admin-related issues with your Exchange Server. It also isn't the way Exchange is meant to be used.

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The phone I have already has one exchange account on it.  OWA is does not allow for immediate alert.  I am still looking for how to set up the POP3 with Exchange 2007 and a smart phone.  And no. I don't plan on replacing it.
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If you are looking for an immediate alert, POP3 will not be immediate either. When POP3 is used, it is the phone's task to connect to the Exchange Server and pull the mail, so it may take 5 minutes or more for new email to be pulled from the server. POP3 should never be used in an enterprise environment, it is ideal for the home but not an effective way to access your email when you have an Exchange Server.

You can email POP3 on Exchange 2007 using http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124934.aspx?ppud=4. You need port 110 open through the firewall, as that is the port OWA uses.

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