> Just a question about Exchange server 5.0.
> I've tried to get exchange to work on a little network. We have about 14
> PC's and are connected to Internet via a router.
> Now, I have managed to get Exchange Server to dial the ISP whenever someone
> sends a mail. But I cannot get exchange to dial the ISP upon a "get mail"-
> request! Doesnt Exchange server 5.0 support this???
> If it does...what about the proxy server 1.0? How to get proxy server to
> hang up the connection?
The Exchange Internet Mail Service retrieves mail according to the
settings on the Dial-Up Connections tab. Sending a 'get mail' request
from the client only retrieves the mail that is on the Exchange server,
and if you're using the Exchange Server service in your profile, that
isn't necessary, since the client is always 'getting' the mail from the
I don't know of a way offhand to force the IMS to dial into the ISP and
retrieve mail for the domain. If you want 'reliable' retrieval, then
set the Dial-Up connection to connect every 30 minutes or so.
Also, make sure you aren't trying to get mail from a POP3 mailbox. If
your ISP is telling you that there's a login sequence to access the
mail, then it's probably a POP3 interface. Call him up and ask him what
program you should use to get your mail. If he tells you Eudora,
Outlook, Outlook Express, or anything like that, then sit him down and
ask about conversion to an SMTP feed.
Introducing Proxy Server makes things more difficult, though.
Scheduling of mail connections can only be done when the Exchange
machine uses RAS installed on the same machine. If RAS isn't installed,
then IMS assumes that it has a full-time connection to the net. That
makes things a whole hell of a lot more difficult.