SBS 2008 setup

new to all of this

signed up for domain name, installed sbs 2008 and want to setup email on sbs 2008, exchange 2007.

how do i go about doing this.  i don't have any public ip's or any of that.  i have a cable modem with using DHCP and a Cisco 871 FW/router.  

how do I go about setting up the email and getting to be something people can email
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jlanderson1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You will need to do a couple of things first.

1.) Contact your Internet Provider and change your IP Address from DHCP to STATIC.  This is usually not an expensive option...$5-$10 per month maybe.

2.) Then you will need to register your domain name ( is a good site for this).

3.) In Exchange, create your Orgnaization.  Create your e-mail addresses to be


   Contact ISP, and they will give you an IP Address....le's say they give you

You would then sign up with GoDaddy or Network Solutions and register your domain name (for example -

You will need a mail record (MX) - which points to
That will point outside mail servers to your mail server.

jdewaardConnect With a Mentor Commented:
jlanderson1 has the best answer, but the below solution would work if you don't want or can't get a static IP address from your ISP.

You could use an external mail host for email retrieval.  For instance, some domain registrars will host a certain number of email accounts with your domain purchase for free.  You can then use the POP3 connector in SBS 2008 to retrieve the email from the external mail servers and deliver it to the exchange mailbox you specify.  In this scenario, you should also setup an SMTP smart host for outbound emails.  The only real advantage of taking this route is you don't have to forward any ports through your firewall to the SBS server.  Also you don't need a static IP address.

If you want more info on how to configure this, let me know.
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mitchwhite16Author Commented:
Jdewaard, can you please send the instructions on how to configure this without a static IP
mitchwhite16Author Commented:
without the static IP would peopel be sending email to or would they be sending to the domain registrars
LindsayColeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can do it without a static IP, it just isn't idea.

You can use a service like dyndns, or no-ip and use their client to keep your IP Address linked to the domain. I have multiple clients that have this setup, and it works well.
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