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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
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by:Craig Beck
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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.
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by:Bakaka
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ok, thanks for that. how do i go about with setting up an email sub domain for the branch then?
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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.
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by:Bakaka
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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
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by:Bakaka
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would appreciate your response from previous post
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by:Bakaka
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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.
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