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Small Business Server 2011 / Exchange / Mail

Small Business Server 2011 / Exchange / Mail

Hello,
And I hope someone can give me a hand with this problem.

I'm trying to change a SBS2003 server sbs2011, everything seems fine except for my mail service which I want to integrate at this change.

Before the email  service was done by 1and1 but I am trying to get the new sbs2011 to manage it. So far I created my account with socketlabs and I run the smart host wizzard that I think is the one that handles everything related to Exchange. Please give me a little help to understand how this  all works.

Thanks
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Larry Struckmeyer MVP

Well, SBS already has arrangments with a few Certificate Authorities.  A one year cert from Go Daddy can be purchased for as little as $12.99, although I have not checked lately.  But importing a GD cert requires a few extra steps which are documented on Sean Daniels blog.

http://sbs.seandaniel.com/2009/02/installing-godaddy-standard-ssl.html
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I was just re-enforcing the need for the certs.  I have done a "few" where the clients did not want to use Public Certs and there is always problems.  Also, please note I did mention the fact that the Wizard does it much simpler.
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i think i over-thought this post, I have a domain (1and1) over a static ip and the provider used to drive the emailing, where i get stock is on making my sbs2011 send and receive emails. thanks for your help.
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You need either to use Outlook, preferably 2007 or 2010, or Outlook Web Access to read/compose mail.  OWA is aready "joined" to the Exchange server, Outlook has wizards to make the join.  Once that is done it should just flow, if you have done the rest of the steps I outlined.  As a short term (not a permanet) solution you can use the furnished POP3 connecter to receive mail, but that is a kludge meant only for the transition period while you get the rest setup.

Without a specific question, not sure what more to offer.
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Did you know how to fill this up so i can forward it  to my server, as right now 1and1 is doing all the email fuctions, i need it to stop and make sbs 2011 take over.

Thanks in advance for all your help.
Larry Struckmeyer MVP

Hi:

I have never used the 1and1 interface, but from the looks of it there should have been a page preceeding this that allowed you to reference A records called remote.yourdomain.com and/or mail.yourdomain.com.  In the case of SBS these would have the same IP assigned, than the MX record point to one or the other, and the Certificate would use remote, which is the preferred generic A record for SBS 2008 and 2011.

You can then use various tools to validate your settings until you get it correct.  mxtoolbox.com, dnsstuff.com, and for just mail,

https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/

Don't forget to call your ISP and get a reverse lookup record assigned.
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