Using Exchange on SBS2011 when my SBS box is NOT hosting my domain
Posted on 2014-04-05
I have a website and email hosted by a third party.
Inhouse, I have an SBS2011 box with Exchange completely turned off. No problems since I am using pop mail. Is there a way to use Exchange inhouse without hosting my website on it? For example:
Host let's call it toothpick.com
Host is inmotion (an example)
Pop and webmail provided through my host
Outlook 2010-2013 client on pc picks up pop mail and sends through my host
SBS2011 is out of the picture completely in the email transaction
Domain on the local sbs2011 box is hello.local
Is there a way to call my local SBS box toothpick.com (not changing the domain name, just aligning the email addresses to match the domain that is hosted by a third party) and setup the smtp service to reflect the .com? Even though the host is on a third party.
Why I ask is if I turn on exchange, which is a .local domain, and mix it up with my toothpick.com domain email, some addresses become .local addresses and I can send email inhouse but not to the outside world. And sometimes the local domain which is .local changes the the address from .com to .local.
In sbs2000, I had a similar issue but I was able to change my email addresses to my domain name on the local sbs2000 box, i.e. email@example.com, not firstname.lastname@example.org and the addresses stayed as toothpick.com. And I used my smtp connector on the SBS2000 box.
Hope this makes sense. I want to use the contact management feature of my sbs2011 exchange box with Outlook but do not want to mix and match.
I know, why not host the domain on the sbs box...but I find that it is less hassle to have a third party host if for me.