The gateway server can be configured to forward messages to your server, or your server can retrieve from the gateway server. However, with Exchange, it has been shown that it is more reliable to have the gateway server forward to yours. Plus, using a gateway server, you can benefit from such things as multiple public MX records, Virus Scanning, Spam scanning, and obscurity. I do provide e-mail gateway services, and am doing so for a number of clients, although I do not have the information on the website yet. I can also gather a small list of fellow e-mail admins that I work with that also provide this service. Contact me off list for more information. Disclaimer, my responses to posts are not meant as a solicitation of business. Two of my clients that I provide gateway service for have Exchange servers that I provide support and Maintenance for. Therefore, my primary reason for being on here is to learn more about Exchange, and for a place to turn when I have questions. However, gateway services do provide a value added service depending on the size of the company. John Tolmachoff MCSE CSSA Engineer/Consultant eServices For You www.eservicesforyou.com -----Original Message----- From: Chris Nielsen [mailto:cnielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 5:26 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] RE: POP3 email retrieval http://www.MSExchange.org/ I'm not familiar with 3rd party gateway services, but truly that is exactly what I'm envisioning doing. I want to make use of our current POP3 server as the always-on, reliable gateway server that collects all internet mail sent to our domain. I guess the difference that I can pick out from the way you typed your message is that the retrieval of the mail will have to be initiated by my server, rather than by the gateway/POP3 server simply forwarding mails along. Is there a different way to implement this same thing that would be more reliable or cost effective? Can you point me to some gateway providers or a place to find information on this type of service? I'm definitely interested. -Chris _______________________ Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this message may be legally privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any release, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error please notify the author immediately by replying to this message and deleting the original message. Thank you.