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Exchange 2010 SMTP server

I would like to setup our Exchange 2010 server to function as a SMTP server. What I mean by this is, I would like to be able to use an email client like Thunderbird to access an account on the Exchange server.

What settings do I need to implement on the Exchange server to make this work? I'm hoping to use SSL/TLS as well.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution Architect
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Take a look at the below link which provides all of the steps to configure the Thunderbird client.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smb-technologist/connect-the-thunderbird-email-client-to-your-exchange-server/

Will.

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thanks for the response Will. I was looking for a solution more geared towards the server configuration though. Although I'm using thunderbird, I would like to be able to access an Exchange account using any email client. Just like you can set up your yahoo (or Hotmail, or whatever) email account on a email client, I'd like to be able to do the same with an Exchange account.

Is a plug-in necessary to access an Exchange account from an email client other than Outlook or a mobile device using active-sync?
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If you are talking about POP3 or IMAP yes you can configure these protocols on the Exchange Server. They are not enabled by default from the server side so you will need to do that initially. If this is what you are referring to.

Below is the TechNet link to configure POP and IMAP for Exchange.
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996347(v=exchg.141).aspx

Will.

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Thanks Will, I forgot to start the IMAP service :-)