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Old 02-17-2005, 06:02 AM   #1
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Receiving Emails as a server


I want to receive emails on my server inside an enterprise network.
Emails are handled by an Exchange Server - my server uses a company-internal SMTP Relay to push Emails to the users. But how can I receive Emails?

On possibility would be: I have an Exchange user - can I use his mailbox?

The other one, i would prefer: The mentioned server has an entry in the DNS so the name is resolved properly - I could have an Email-server on it that accepts Emails.
But what tools are nice to use and how can i achieve that the server is accepting emails?

Servers: Debian Sarge (Testmachine), RedHat Enterprise Linux 3; To send Emails i am using postfix

Thanks for your help in advance,

Der Philipp

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Old 02-17-2005, 06:09 AM   #2
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I donīt really understand ur prob....hmm...u want to access ur exchange account from a linux server?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:26 AM   #3
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To put it in one sentence:

I want an internal running linux server to act as a email server i can send emails to
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:58 AM   #4
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then configure it as a smarthost for ur qualify_domain.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:02 AM   #5
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Where do i do that and what is a smarthost at all?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:12 AM   #6
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so what are you planning to do?
internal linmailserver for:
-receiving external mails?
-receiving only internal mails?
-> from other servers or only from users?
-separate user-accounts on this linbox?
-> if yes, then create another account in email-client and itīs done!
-only maintenance account = forwarding from exchange to LIN?
??
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:29 AM   #7
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I just want to receive internal email, no external.

All Email should be fetched by postmaster - perhaps i will split it to users on the linux box later on (this is mainly for communication with applications on the server)

b.t.w. what kind of server do i have to set up to receive the mails directly? (Sending them to blabla@mybox.mycompany.net ?)

Thanks for your help,

Der Philipp
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:13 AM   #8
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should work if you set up your postfix server (postfix.domain.intra) and
configure postfix.domain.intra as a smarthost in exchange.
then you can send email via ur exchange account to postfix.
 
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Here comes the problem: I have no access to Exchange
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:23 AM   #10
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ur sending mailserver mustnīt do DNS for sending email to postfix.domain.intra.
thatīs why u must configure postfix.domain.intra as a smarthost.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:28 AM   #11
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whatīs about that?!:
configure postfix (IP=192.168.1.10) allowing ip_literals and send emails from ur client to blabla@192.168.1.10
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:33 AM   #12
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When mailing to the box via ip-adress i always get "No valid recipients" (on the site i am sending)
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:49 AM   #13
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thats the point. ur box must be configured to allow ipīs in email-addy!
keyword ip-literals!
at the moment I donīt know where this is set in postfix config
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:10 AM   #14
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On the sender (in this case the exchange server i cant access) or the recipient server (my box)?
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:15 AM   #15
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think ur box is enough, but donīt know if the exchange will block/deny outgoing "ip-mails"!
try it.

ok leisure-time :-))
cu tomorrow
 
  


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