Solved

setting up mailboxes in Hmail server

Posted on 2014-03-26
6
114 Views
Last Modified: 2015-04-01
Hi experts,

I have a scenario that i would like you guys to help me with.

At our main office, the staff are connected with hmail server for email communications. It runs find, the staff are able to send and receive email messages (via outlook) from the hmail server.

We have another office (called Branch) located in a different location, about 5 kilometers away from the main office. There are about 15 staff there with no email access. My first task is to set up their internet at their office via ADSL Broadband. No problem, i can do this to establish an internet connection.

My question is, how do i bring these guys at the branch office onto the hmail server so they can have email connection (just like the main office) using the same domain?

Do i install the hmail server onto a machine at the branch office and set up the rest of the staff using the same domain or webmail establishment?

The trick is, the staff at the branch office does not want to go to the internet and check their email like that (such as webmail)...however, webmail will be useful when they are out of the country, then they'll check their email using webmail.

They prefer to have their email connection setups via Outlook onto their machines (just like the guys in the main office).

Any idea experts?

Appreciate your help
Thanks
B
0
Comment
Question by:Bakaka
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 45

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 39958939
You can use email forwarding rules to send specific users' email to a HMail instance running at the branch.  You can also configure that branch instance to either send email directly or via the central office instance.

Its messy though this way. I'd consider using an email sub domain for the branch to ensure mail routing works properly.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bakaka
ID: 39960126
ok, thanks for that. how do i go about with setting up an email sub domain for the branch then?
0
 
LVL 45

Accepted Solution

by:
Craig Beck earned 500 total points
ID: 39960207
You'd need to create a sub-domain in your external DNS zone to enable you to deliver email to the Hmail instance at the branch directly, or via the central Hmail instance, using a new MX record.

You could use this in a fault-tolerant manner too, where the mail is delivered direct to the branch first and if the ADSL is down the mail would be delivered to the central Hmail server and forwarded when the ADSL comes back up.
0
Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

 

Author Comment

by:Bakaka
ID: 39960549
ok thanks alot, this make sense to me but how exactly am i going to achieve this?

Can you please give me a break down or steps in doing this? i would very much appreciate your help.

First step is - to create a sub-domain in external DNS zone (how do i do this and where)?

Second step is -

Third step -

etc, etc,

I appreciate your help on this.
Thanks
B
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bakaka
ID: 39971043
would appreciate your response from previous post
Thanks
B
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Bakaka
ID: 40701486
i have utilize google apps now. way better than hmail. alot of functionality that you can utilize such as google drive, calendar, support from google, etc. loved it.
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
RAID Card RS3WC080 Will Not Start Code 10 5 49
ASA Deny No Connection PSH ACK, Traffic is dropped 10 89
2960 and a VLAN id of 1237 2 66
Server still booting 2 62
The 6120xp switches seem to have a bug when you create a fiber port channel when you have a UCS fabric interconnects talking to them.  If you follow the Cisco guide for the UCS, the FC Port channel will never come up and it will say that there are n…
Preface There are many applications where some computing systems need have their system clocks running synchronized within a small margin and eventually need to be in sync with the global time. There are different solutions for this, i.e. the W3…
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

809 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