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enable pop/imap on small business server 2008 - unexpected issue

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Greetings,

I'd like to enable pop/imap on Exchange on a small business server 2008.

This server isn't configured that way now I believe because it doesn't default that way and the requirements of the office didn't include that until now.  However I am concerned about unintended consequences.

Is there anything I may not anticipate that may cause an issue in the future.  I know that is vague but any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and best regards,

Sky
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by:Schuyler Kuhl
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One thing I just thought of is that there will probably be an increased chance of attempts to send spam.  I get alerts routinely from my cpanel servers about malicious attempts to authenticate on smtp.
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
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POP/IMAP isn't going to change anything about the levels of spam being sent.
Spam is through the SMTP engine.

As for consequences - POP3 does not really have a place in business. It removes the content from the server, which means it is therefore effectively lost, outside of the scope of backups etc. Too easy for a user to extract content. Sales people like POP a LOT, as they believe their contacts belong to them, not the company and like to have copies on their personal systems.

IMAP is a bit better, but still an old clunky protocol. If you are going to run it on a mobile device, say bye-bye to battery.

I only enable IMAP for archiving clients etc.

What is the reason for wanting to enable POP3/IMAP? There are very few valid ones.

Simon.
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by:Schuyler Kuhl
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I am with you.  But isn't part of enabling imap also creating a client smtp connection that can be accessed from any ip address?

Anyway this is an office in which people are basically independent contractors and one wants to use their mail as a secondary account from their gmail interface.  

Best regards,

Sky
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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The SMTP connection already exists, as that is how you receive email.
Exchange 2007 and higher also has a second client receive connector that works on the SMTP over SSL port which allows authenticated relaying. You would just need to add the port to your firewall.

Simon.
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by:Schuyler Kuhl
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Thank you.
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