Exchange Picking Up Email

Douglas Warren ( dwarren@alpha.NetUSA.Net )
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 10:57:44 -0500 (EST)

Greetings all,

I'm new to this list, as we have only brought our first NT server online
about two weeks ago, and thought I'd say hi before asking a my first
question. (HI!) Now that that's out of the way, we have two companies
that recently signed up with us that wish to use an NT server running
Exchange to dialup and exchange mail. Now, at this end we use sendmail,
and it tries to poll all hosts that it has mail for once every 30 minutes,
so for them to receive email via SMTP, they would need to be connected
for approx. 30-35 minutes at a time to be sure they received everything
that was bound for them. This is fairly unacceptable. What we would
do normally is to place all email for the domain in a mail box where
the user could retreieve it via POP3 or IMAP using a program like fetchmail
or something similiar. Failing that, we would have them run UUCP and
send/receive mail that way. What I'm looking is a way to accomplish this
under NT, either with Exchange, or with a low cost product that can
grab the mail from our server, and then talk SMTP to Exchange and have it
routed and delivered over their internal networks properly. Does anyone
have any suggestions for this?

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