Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Outlook 2007 with Exchange 2010 supporting multiple domains

Posted on 2011-09-09
2
Medium Priority
?
188 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

Hello,

I have a design question regarding Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2007.

Currently, we have a SMTP/POP3 server that accepts several domains, let say: companyA.com and companyB.com, where both names are aliases, meaning e-mail sent to an address@companyA.com can be retrieved with address@companyB.com and vice versa. Most of our users send messages from their Outlook using only one address. But some users work for both companies and need to be able to send messages from both addresses.

Right now, this is implemented by having two POP3 accounts in Outlook. The user needs to select the correct account only before sending the message. The advantage of this is that the user has a personalized signature for each account.

We are about to move to Exchange 2010 for our mail services and I need to implement something similar. As Outlook 2007 allows only one connection to Exchange 2010 I have two options in mind:

First option: Set the primary account, the one that the user will use more often (for example in companyA.com) as Exchange account and the second one (for example in companyB.com) as POP3 account. The advantage of this approach will be that the Outlook users will still be able to attach their signatures to the account and they will continue to function in the same way. The disadvantages are: we need to open POP3 access to the CAS and this does not work in OWA

Second option: Set only one account as Exchange account and train the users to use the From: field in Outlook. Advantages: no need of POP3 access and it’s the same in OWA. Disadvantage: the user will need to pay attention to the signature and change it as well.

I think I am going to choose the first approach since it will be less stressful for the users.

My question: Is there another way to do that?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Svet Paperov
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
James H earned 2000 total points
ID: 36513339
The easiest approach would be to upgrade the client to Outlook 2010 where you can have up to three exchange accounts.

Well, there is another option. You could create another profile and just have them switch between the two, otherwise option one would be the easiest for your end users.
0
 
LVL 20

Author Comment

by:Svet Paperov
ID: 36522785
Thanks for the info about Outlook 2010. This could be a selling point to upgrade.

0

Featured Post

Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes how to import Lotus Notes Contacts into Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007 etc. with a few manual steps. You can easily export and migrate Lotus Notes contacts into Microsoft Outlook without having to use any third party tools.
With so many activities to perform, Exchange administrators are always busy in organizations. If everything, including Exchange Servers, Outlook clients, and Office 365 accounts work without any issues, they can sit and relax. But unfortunately, it…
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…
Suggested Courses

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question