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Exchange/Email basic questions

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by zorba, Nov 20, 2007.

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  1. zorba

    zorba Thread Starter

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    Hi, I am new to Exchange (having up till now run our Outlook email clients as standalone clients collecting to .PST files on a LAN file server, collecting via POP3 from our email server hosted by a commercial provider - Xilo).

    8 days ago (on Monday 12th Nov) I had a networking company come in and set up Exchange server for us.

    Exchange mailboxes replaced our .PST files (with the .PST data migrated into the Exchange mailboxes).

    Initially, just for continuity and to avoid throwing everything up in the air together, we continued to collect mail into Exchange via POP3 (using the same mailboxes provided by Xilo our hosts).

    Then on Thursday (15th Nov) we finally "grew up" and setup Exchange to run as a collecting mailserver in its own right (by configuring Exchange, and by contacting our hosts Xilo, giving them our Exchange server's external IP address, and asking them to re-route mail directly to us - via creating an MX record in their DNS I believe).

    (Q1) On Thursday, did we go from collecting mail via POP3 to collecting via IMAP ?

    (Q2) All along i.e. from Monday, have we been SENDING mail using SMTP ? (and therefore bypassing our hosting provider's mailserver)
     
  2. rhynes

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    How many threads do you have on the go zorba?
     
  3. zorba

    zorba Thread Starter

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    3 live ones

    The long one that you first replied to, was first.

    I wondered why noone came back on the first part of it, then recently when I reviewed it again I realised I had asked far too many questions for just one post, also that it logically broke down into 2x bits viz. one about Exchange and email basic theory, and the other was more practical, about mail not being received and how our domain config may have affected that...

    So I rehashed the theory bit into a new seperate post, and took the practical side, that you had moved along a great deal, and put any outstanding questions back up as a new post ...
     
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