Re: Exchange 2003 and SMTP Backbone

  • From: Rick Boza <rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Exchange List <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:24:25 -0500

Well, to give a fair answer, what's your load, volume, architecture,

When you say 'SMTP Mail gateway" - do you really mean as your Internet mail
relay?  What services exactly are you expecting from this server?

If you're just looking for something to drop into the DMZ and act as a smart
host, relaying from mailbox servers to external recipients, why bother using
Exchange on that box at all, when you can do the same thing with an E2K3
server with SMTP services installed, at a lesser cost?

On 2/4/05 9:59 AM, "Deb" <deb.l.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> We're migrating from Exchange 5.5 to 2003.  For years we've used Process
> Software's PMDF as our SMTP mail gateway.  Our Microsoft Rep has been
> pushing us to move off of PMDF and use Exchange 2003's smtp mail gateway.
> They tell us Exchange can handle the email load we have along with the
> spoofed messages and bad addresses.
> In order for me to make a go/no go decision I'd like to hear from this
> forum on issues, concerns, successes you've had using Exchange 2003 as
> your smtp gateway.
> Regards
> Deb Pearson
> Postmaster for HealthPartners
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