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SBS 2003 - EXCHANGE QUERY

Hi Im teaching myself how to install SBS 2003 onto a server for 'practical know how'.

I would like to know when I follow the Wizard to install 'Exchange', I presume I could either use my 'single email account', my ISP have provided or I could add my 'Yahoo account' if I wish!!

Can anyone instruct me on this
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aoakeleyCommented:
not really. Exchange is designed to be used with a registered domain and thus manage the mail for that domain.

You could probably manage something funky where it downloads email by POP to an exchange mailbox, and then you send out using an alias, but it would not be exchange.

Exchange is a full mail server, not a mail client.
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mikey250Author Commented:
Hi aoakeley,  Well I only have a 'Residential ISP Account' with 'Virgin Media' which is just a temporary measure for the purposes of learning curve. I have been provided with one of their 'Netgear routers - Model No: VMDG280, which appears to also allow services.

As Virgin Media have given me an email account  'xxxxxxx@virginmedia.co.uk', Im assuming I could at least set one up?
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aoakeleyCommented:
not really....

spend $10 and register a .com domain and use this for testing instead. Then you can learn all about MX records and DNS at the same time.
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mikey250Author Commented:
Hi, I used to have an account with '123reg.co.uk' and I tried to setup 'Exchange 2003' as a test and also added an 'mx record' in my '123reg Control Panel'.  Ive message '123reg' to see if my account is still active!! If so all is good then!  Although as I have no spare cash for a couple of weeks it would not be ideal!!

I remember adding an 'mx record' like: mail.masterexchange.co.uk. -This was the name of my home Exchange server 2003 and was trying to allow 'Outbound' email access and obviously 'Inbound'.

But got stuck along the way!
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mikey250Author Commented:
- I can setup Win 2003/2008 as a DC with DNS also, which basically sets itself up as you know!!
- Im also aware that an 'A record' appears for every host I attached
- Im aware that if I add a 'Forwarder' This resolves a 'hostname to the IP Address with an 'A record' or a 'Host record'
- Im aware that the 'Reverse Lookup - resolves an 'IP Address to a 'Host name with a PTR' record.
Im not experienced enough to think about things like what you suggest yet but maybe with guidance!

What I could do is ask my ISP VirginMedia if they will allow me to do this via them as they have provided me an email address already and Im presuming I can possibly create more 'Aliases'.  Im currently logged onto my Virgin account looking to see if I can actually create more than one.

Instead of using 'POP3' as you suggest!
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mikey250Author Commented:
Ive got my instructions step by step of how I installed Exchange 2003 not SBS and adding the 'mx record' and creating the 'Recipient Policy' and installing 'SMTP Verbs' and Allowing access Inbound/Outbound via my DLink Router although I now have a 'Netgear router'.
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mikey250Author Commented:
Hi aoakeley,  it appears that I can logon to my 'OLD' 123reg.co.uk control panel!!!!!!!!!!:))
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aoakeleyCommented:
Cool
Setup dyndns in your router
E.g testmikey250.dyndns.org
Create a cname in 123reg: mail -> testmikey250
Create an MX record in 123reg -> mail
Or create MX direct to testmikey250 (but some DNA zone manager utilities wont let you create an mx outside the domain)

Hope that abbreviated info makes sense.
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mikey250Author Commented:
It appears that my ISP have not changed their settings so Im assumming I will not have to add become a member and join: dyndns.org - Which is supposed detect IP Address changes!!?

It appears that although I can logon to my ControlPanel I will have to pay some money to do the stuff you suggest so I will have to delay this task for the time being and come back to it when I have some spare cash.
netgear-gui.docx
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mikey250Author Commented:
Hi Ive yet to come back to this yet and have not forgotten!!
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mikey250Author Commented:
Hi Just as a reminder I wish to come back to this question at a later date so can get setup my 123reg domain account and go through the instructions that was advised if thats ok.  Otherwise appreciated for the advice!!!
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mikey250Author Commented:
after re-reading the expert comments ive decided to close this question and have enough information to complete this task.  apologies for taking so long in closing this question and advice is appreciated!!
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