Re: Windows 2003 SMTP

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 07:28:48 -0800

How about describing exactly what it is you are trying to accomplish, then
we can recommend what to do.

John Tolmachoff
eServices For You

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Deb [mailto:deb.l.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 6:00 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Re: WIndows 2003 SMTP
> I want to thank everyone for your comments. I have learned a bunch just
> from reading your replies. My current environment consists of a firewall,
> a HP/Compaq VMS server running PMDF (full-blown MTA with filtering), many
> multi-vendor servers (windows, UNIX, HP) and Exchange.  With the soon to
> be migration from Exchange 5.5 to 2003, we were contemplating the use of
> Windows SMTP as the MTA instead of the VMS server running PMDF.
> With all your comments, my feeling is to put in place a Windows 2003 SMTP
> server, but still keep my VMS server.  This adds another hop to mail and
> data transmissions, but I'm told that if and when we ever decided to use
> Windows 2003 as our primary SMTP/MTA server, it's better to put it into
> place now then to add it later.  Our Exchange migration will happen in the
> next month - which is way to early for me to decide what MTA I would move
> to if I moved off the VMS server.  However, I do want the infrastructure
> in place just in case.
> Something that PMDF gives me is the ability to work at the OS level and
> manipulate logs, change configurations, and generate reports.  In
> addition, PMDF works on a queue level, so have a lot of control what is
> processed and what does not. I am not seeing any of this possible with
> Windows 2000/3, so now I understand the use of layered apps on the
> SMTP/MTA server.
> Comments still welcomed!
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