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    Microsoft exchange server 2007

    Could anyone tell me what the use of Microsoft exchange server 2007 is?

    Are there any sort of programs that allow computers within a network to send internal mail to each other?

    We curently have our email hosted by eclipse internet, and we use outlook express to send and receive email's, what does the exchange server do compared to that?

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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    Basically the same only you host it. Its a bit expensive though unless you use SBS 2003. Internal mail can also bedone with emwacs mail, its a tiny program but you must not allow external SMTP to connect to it. Can I ask why you want this info?


    Have a look at www.mailsite.com, its very very good and free for 20 mail boxes. Its not a simple setup though and if you don't unedrstand the concepts behind exchange then I would advise you do not try to do this.
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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    there are 2 parts to my queries:

    1. basically i have 5 computers at my office, which i want to setup an internal mail system, they are

    connected to an adsl router but only 1 is allowed access to the internet. Can you recommend any

    free/nonfree programs that can be used to send internal mail only around the network? They are
    windowsXP. one machine can be used as a server.

    2. my current office broadband, website & mail is with eclipse internet, i want to move my broadband to another cheap provider (o2) but keep the mail and website with them, but will allow it, but will charge another £15 per month to keep the website and mail running!! when infact when its with the broadband it only cost £4 extra to run on top of the £17.99 broadband.

    any ideas?
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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    this is very very simple but i'm not sure how it would work on XP, give it a go

    http://www.five-ten-sg.com/util/html/ims.htm

    download from here

    http://www.filewatcher.com/m/IMSi386...44406.0.0.html

    like I said, make sure you do not allow any external access to this server as it will be an open rely.


    Is it a catchall address you have?
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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    would this program work with either microsoft outlook or outlook express?

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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    yes. Its just a SMTP server / pop3
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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    sorry to sound so stupid, but are there any more simpler version for windows xp?

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    How important is email to your business? I would strongly advise against using Windows XP as a mailserver - for your requirements SBS is pretty much the ideal fit. You could pay someone to build and install it for you, making sure that you set a decent backup regime and then pretty much leave it as is - it doesn't sound to me (and please don't take this the wrong way) like you have the know-how to be setting up and running your own mailserver, so having a third party do it for you would make the most sense to me.

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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    going to have to agree with SPlash here - SBS2003 is right up your street - there's much more than basic email functionality that comes with exchange server - the calendering function alone is pretty handy. SBS will also give you a mini intranet site for company wide information and can be used to sync email with mobile devices and provide remote control over your work computers , allowing people to work form home.

    2 Things to note :

    1 - I wouldn't attempt this alone , SBS is one of the easier products to set up out of the box , but does require a bit of skill to get the best out of it.
    2 - Make sure all your workstations are XP Professional or you'll end up having to buy some new workstation licences.
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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    hi guys, thats true guys,
    i don't really have the know how, but thats what this place is for, to learn.
    Anyway this stuff may be just out of my league, i know how to install xp, build computers and configure other bits of software but doing somthing as simple as setting up an internal email system seem pretty tough! lol

    but i will give it a go!

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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    in that case you'd better start here :

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...g/default.mspx

    read through the guides

    also work out if you can afford it - I think a 5 CAL SBS licence is about £200 , plus the hardware for it to sit on ( dont be tempted to install it on a PC - its going to be powered up 24 hours a day and if it fails it going to cause you some major headaches - so buy once and buy right. )

    have you got a domain name registered ? does your ISP allow a static IP ?
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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    yes i have a domain name registered and by broadband is also with a static ip address

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    Have you checked that the new ISP will allow you to host servers? Not all do.

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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    dont think it does

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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    To be honest mate, it sounds like you're best of leaving your external facing email and website hosted with your ISP.

    If you're interested in emai which will not leave the company/learning about it in general, either get a PC and stick Linux on it, and configure up dovecot and postfix - or get the company to buy a copy of SBS as mentioned above.

    Do not connect up your internal email server to the Internet. You are asking for trouble, and are likely to be blacklisted very quickly (ie you'll be unable to send email).

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    Re: Microsoft exchange server 2007

    is sbs small business server 2007?
    Thats another thing i need to learn how to use, suppose i will have to install it somewhere and just start messing around with it! lol

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