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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Afterdark, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. Afterdark

    Afterdark Thread Starter

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    On sites running true server operating systems, adding mail servers such as Exchange is relatively straightforward and among other things, provides a centralised mail database for backing up as well as the ability for users to access their mail from more than one PC.

    However, where a very small business is just using a W2K or XP PC as a file server, generally all mail is collected by each user using pop, as would any home user. Is there such a thing as an Exchange type product that will run on a standard W2K or XP PC, or are they all server based?

    Thanks.
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    Not really. How many users are on your network and how many email accounts are we talking about?? If you're already using POP3, I would redirect their .pst files to your file server and include them in your nightly backups. Services like Exchange are typically used for Enterprise solutions and is probably not cost effective for a business this size.
     
  3. Afterdark

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    4 users and each one has an email. Certainly putting their *.pst files onto the file server would solve the backup problem, but of course the account access is still an issue. However, as you suggest, there probably isn't a non-enterprise product for this type of use. Thanks anyway.

    Tim
     
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