Re: Initial setup enquiry.

  • From: Danny <nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 13:42:52 -0400

On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 18:13:49 +0100, Nick <nick.kirby@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello, I am entirely new to Exchange server, having started at 2003. I am a
> competent Windows 2003 chap, having installed domains on clients' sites, and
> things have worked there, including DNS setups using such things as
> "" and websites have worked, and local pop3 clients are all
> ok, but I want to make the move into An exchange based system for myself.
> I have installed Exchange 2k3 and sent a message both to myself and to my -
> errm, other self in different accounts, and now want to send and receive
> mail externally.
> My DNS server has an MX record in it, but it is using the IP of
>, subnet, the default gateway being a sonicwall
> sitting at My dsl router is sent an IP address from my ISP
> (Pipex) but I do not have a static IP address, nor any externally visible IP
> addresses.
> I do own a domain name with another ISP, and I have an email account there,
> but it forwards mail on to my current email address (this one) instead of
> gong through my own servers.
> Basically, what I want to do is have an Exchange server behind my firewall
> connected to my DSL line and have it operate a bit like a normal outlook
> client, polling for email and sending mail on to another server. To use
> things like OWA and OMA I would obviously need an external IP - however, to
> get started, is this a possible scenario?
> Could someone point me towards a good "how to set up Exchange server" book
> as well? I've read Barry Gerber's Mastering Exchange and found solid advice
> for beginners but little on how to actually begin inside of certain
> circumstances (my own, and that of many other people's).

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