RE: Mail Routing - Making Exchange 2003 Dumber

  • From: "Robert Lawson" <rlawson@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 07:55:54 -0800

Hello Gideon12,
  I too am interested in what others have to say about getting your original 
post to work: routing all mail through an SMTP server.  However, my reason is 
not the same as yours.  I find that posts like yours help educate us about 
others challenges.  I look forward to someone providing ways to get your 
original post to work.
Thanks, Robert


From: Gideon12 [mailto:gideon12@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Mon 2/6/2006 5:13 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Mail Routing - Making Exchange 2003 Dumber 
If you fail to see a need or reason with something, you don't need to reply.  
While I'm more than happy to describe in detail what is being accomplished, I'm 
not going to justify it.  I am hopeful that we are all professionals here, and 
will try to help each other out, not criticize each other's environment. 
BTW, what's the fun of just running an Exchange infrastructure?

On 2/5/06, John T (Lists) <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
        I am sorry, but I fail to see the need or reason for having the same 
        address on multiple different servers. That in itself is problematic.
        John T
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        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Gideon [mailto: gideon12@xxxxxxxxx]
        > Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 8:01 PM
        > To: [ExchangeList]
        > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Mail Routing - Making Exchange 2003 Dumber
        > I am building Exchange to coexist with several other IMAP mail 
systems.  A
        > typical employee will have several e-mail accounts on different mail 
        > systems, and needs their mail delivered to all those systems.  For
        > example, my e-mail address is Gideon@xxxxxxxxxxx, but that e-mail 
        > exists on a Cyrus server, a procmail server, and an Exchange server.  
        > SMTP router captures all mail, checks what mail systems a user 
belongs to,
        > and sends copies of that mail to all the systems.
        > Since Exchange is not capable of sending mail destined to another 
        > within the same store (or within the same server) to an external 
        > I need to find a way to force mail to be delivered to the SMTP router 
        > that the mail is delivered to all the mail systems. 
        > I am bound by the fact that the infrastructure is already in place 
for the
        > other mail systems, so I can't make any radical changes to that.  I 
        > to use the SMTP router that copies the mail to all the different mail 
        > systems.
        > What is really killing me is that all the other mail systems can 
easily be
        > configured to send e-mails through the SMTP server, but Exchange can 
        > do this if the e-mail is being delivered to an external address.  I'm 
        > hoping there is a workaround out there, or a third party application 
        > can intercept the e-mails within the store and force them out to the 
        > router.  Both MIME Sweeper and Mail Intercept claim to have this 
        > functionality, but they only work in very small environments.  I need 
        > to work for about 5000 mailboxes (and growing).

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