RE: POP3 email retrieval

  • From: "Thomas W Shinder" <tshinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 23:33:41 -0500

I suggest that everyone click the graphic just under the
logo :-)
Thomas W Shinder <>  
ISA Server and Beyond:
Configuring ISA Server:


        -----Original Message-----
        From: John Tolmachoff (Lists)
        Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 8:21 PM
        To: [ExchangeList]
        Subject: [exchangelist] RE: POP3 email retrieval

        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


        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


        eServices For You


        -----Original Message-----
        From: Chris Nielsen [mailto:cnielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
        Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 5:26 PM
        To: [ExchangeList]
        Subject: [exchangelist] RE: POP3 email retrieval


        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.




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