Email routing / Exchange

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 standar...
April 27, 2010 at 18:26:12
Specs: Windows server 2003
I want to send email externally with exchange server. I have a purchased domain name and would like to know simple steps on the basics of how mail is routed and delivered. Exchange comes with an SMTP connector and my registered domain gave me MX records. Can anyone advise please?


PS: I tried google but I dont think i know the terminology to find what im looking for.

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April 27, 2010 at 18:56:57
The best thing is fork over the money for the exchange book at your local bookstore or online.

There are a number of things to consider. For example you can have a front end fowarder that faces the internet and securely forwards the email to your exchange server.

You need to understand that spam comes from email servers [which means you were hacked] just like yours, if its not properly secured.

You can do just the internet to exchange but you should setup different ports than the standard to again secure your email server.

Get a book. You will be happy you did.

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April 27, 2010 at 22:26:07
Keep the server behind a routers firewall.
Or use a mail proxy infront of the exchange server (not even Microsoft).
I prefer a little linux box with postfix or qmail, spamassassin and antivirus, that forwards the mails from the internet to my mail server and vice versa.
Or use a mail provider, that forwards the mails to your server.
I've putted an exchange server directly on the internet for exactly one time, and I learned not to do this again.
The problem is, that it's hard to make it really secure and you always have to be up to date with all the Microsoft security patches. And even that is no garanty, to not get hacked.
And Microsoft systems are the most hacked systems.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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