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Receiving emails in SBS 2008

I'm replacing an SBS 2003 server with a 2008 one and I can't get the emails to receive.

The set up in SBS 2003 was Global Mailbox received POP3 mail from post.demon.co.uk which required authentication and the mail was distributed to the Exchange 2003 mailboxes.

How would I do this in SBS 2008?

Thanks for any ideas, I've been working 15 hours on this server and brain not working well at the moment.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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mikeabc27

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I see POP3 connector doesn't allow global mailboxes so will go the SMTP route.
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That's definitely a wise option, mikeabc27!
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Tigermatt, our posts crossed.

Can I set up SMTP with the emails coming in and out through Demon or do I need to change the MX record and do it directly through our server.
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You need to do the latter. Your ISP's POP3 mailboxes get written totally out of the equation.

Once the MX records are updated and the changes have propagated, servers looking up how to transmit mail to you find your MX record pointing direct at the server and open a port 25 (SMTP) connection right to that box.

Provided the SBS is correctly configured using the wizards and you have a static IP on which port 25 can be opened (generally, this means you need business DSL or cable), you won't have any issues.

-Matt
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Thanks Matt and flyfishing. I cannot change the MX record online and the dept I need to speak to only work 9 to 5.

So I am going to create 6 POP3 mailboxes and use the connector for now, then change to SMTP in a few week when we change ISP.
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thanks
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