Multiple domains, and POP3. Whats the best solution?

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Keith

Hi,

I have an awkward client who has multiple email domains.

Their primary business domain is setup properly through exchange via DNS and

SMTP (the way Exchange should be).

He then has several other domains that he needs to receive emails, currently

by POP3 to the domain host on the clients workstation.

The problem is he needs to be able to reply to emails from their respective

account/domain, but he has 3 different computers and an iPhone with these

POP3 accounts setup, and he's getting duplicates.

What is the best solution so he can reply from the respective account, and

NOT get duplicates on the 3 different workstations? I want to keep just 1

exchange mailbox, and 1 AD user if possible. (I know this isn't a supported

configuration).

My idea is to setup the Exchange POP3 connector with all of his accounts,

and route to his Exchange mailbox, then disable receiving from the POP3

accounts on his PC but keep the account so he can send, and then he can

choose the account he wants to send from from outlook.

I'm pulling my hair out with this one. Normally I can sort these issues out

and I wouldn't ask, but I just don't knnow the best way forwards, and the

guy is a being a right arse about it...

Thanks guys! I appreciate your time with this one.

Keith.
 
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Ed Crowley [MVP]

Pulling mail by POP3 is a great big kludge, and it violates the intent of

the POP3 protocol's RFC. You should have all mail delivered to the Exchange

server via SMTP, and you need to create recipient policies and add addresses

to users for the domains. A problem with your approach is that Outlook will

only reply via the reply SMTP address on an account, so you'd have to create

separate accounts for the addresses and use the From: field or separate

Outlook profiles, or use another client like Outlook Express or OWA.

There's also the http://www.imasoft.com/choosefrom add-on, depending on your

version of Exchange, which you neglected to share.

If you have questions about the "POP3 Connector" that comes with Small

Business Server, you should post them in an SBS newsgroup since that's an

SBS component, not an Exchange one.

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

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"Keith" <rogen@softhome.net> wrote in message

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> Hi,

> I have an awkward client who has multiple email domains.

> Their primary business domain is setup properly through exchange via DNS
> and SMTP (the way Exchange should be).

> He then has several other domains that he needs to receive emails,
> currently by POP3 to the domain host on the clients workstation.

> The problem is he needs to be able to reply to emails from their
> respective account/domain, but he has 3 different computers and an iPhone
> with these POP3 accounts setup, and he's getting duplicates.

> What is the best solution so he can reply from the respective account, and
> NOT get duplicates on the 3 different workstations? I want to keep just 1
> exchange mailbox, and 1 AD user if possible. (I know this isn't a
> supported configuration).

> My idea is to setup the Exchange POP3 connector with all of his accounts,
> and route to his Exchange mailbox, then disable receiving from the POP3
> accounts on his PC but keep the account so he can send, and then he can
> choose the account he wants to send from from outlook.

> I'm pulling my hair out with this one. Normally I can sort these issues
> out and I wouldn't ask, but I just don't knnow the best way forwards, and
> the guy is a being a right arse about it...

> Thanks guys! I appreciate your time with this one.

> Keith.
>
 
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Ed Crowley [MVP]

Sorry, wrong URL. It's http://www.ivasoft.com/choosefrom.

Ed Crowley MVP

"There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

> .

"Keith" <rogen@softhome.net> wrote in message

news:0047100e$0$1377$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
> Hi,

> I have an awkward client who has multiple email domains.

> Their primary business domain is setup properly through exchange via DNS
> and SMTP (the way Exchange should be).

> He then has several other domains that he needs to receive emails,
> currently by POP3 to the domain host on the clients workstation.

> The problem is he needs to be able to reply to emails from their
> respective account/domain, but he has 3 different computers and an iPhone
> with these POP3 accounts setup, and he's getting duplicates.

> What is the best solution so he can reply from the respective account, and
> NOT get duplicates on the 3 different workstations? I want to keep just 1
> exchange mailbox, and 1 AD user if possible. (I know this isn't a
> supported configuration).

> My idea is to setup the Exchange POP3 connector with all of his accounts,
> and route to his Exchange mailbox, then disable receiving from the POP3
> accounts on his PC but keep the account so he can send, and then he can
> choose the account he wants to send from from outlook.

> I'm pulling my hair out with this one. Normally I can sort these issues
> out and I wouldn't ask, but I just don't knnow the best way forwards, and
> the guy is a being a right arse about it...

> Thanks guys! I appreciate your time with this one.

> Keith.
>
 
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