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edwardwoo
Posted: Nov 26 2004, 10:53 AM
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I 'm using Linux Red hat V8 runing xmail 1.2 with spamassassin v3.0.1. My Xmail and spamassassin runing fine. biggrin.gif


I have another server runing win 2k with exchange server 5.5. Can i know how to relay my mail from the xmail server to my exchange server?

I need to do this because i cannot run spamassassin on my exchange server.

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ndoeberlein
Posted: Nov 26 2004, 01:42 PM
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You can accomplish this two ways:

1. Use custom domains, you need to set up filters by domain I believe. Check docs.

2. Depending on the number of users, this might be optimal:

I have an Exchange 5.5 server with 10 users. I setup Exchange to route inbound messages for domain.local and added an email address for each user at domain.local.

I then added the real domain (domain.com) and users to my XMail server and redirect the mail to the account on the Exchange server (user@domain.local). Make sure not to store the mail locally on the XMail server.

I feel this way is advantageous because I now really only have to manage one server. All the processing is done on XMail, which is in itself a plus for Exchange 5.5. With all the processing being performed on XMail, you don't have to monitor two queues, just XMail by XQM.

If you set up the Exchange server to use XMail as it's SMTP gateway, you now can filter all outbound email from the Exchange server as well.

You don't have to worry about the Exchange server processing all the bounced messages because XMail has handled that already, and better may I add.

All alias are set up on the XMail server.

XMail structure is much easier to backup and/or migrate.

When it comes time to upgrade your Exchange server, all you need to do is redirect the mail to the new server, 20 seconds per user using XMailAdministrator .26.

Personally, I would use this scenario up to 50 or so users. It's a pain to setup in the beginning, but your day-to-day maintenance is really reduced.

AND, remote admin is a breeze.

Just my opinion... cool.gif

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