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Exchange server replacement that runs on Linux

I've worked as a sysadmin for some years and what I keep coming back to is that users like Microsoft Outlook and want to use its Exchange features. I have tried my fair share of commercial ...
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Is there any open source Exchange server? [closed]

Is there any open source Exchange server that is work fine like Microsoft Exchange for Linux or Windows?
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MailboxExportRequest ContentFilter is “Received -ne $null” when querying by date

I am trying to export a mailbox to a PST. All email that was received before yesterday is what I am trying to export. $y = ((get-date).addDays(-1)).ToShortDateString() $exportRequest = New-...
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How to add an email forwarding in Exchange 2003

In our company, some people want that all their emails are forwarded to an external email address (like gmail, for example). How is it possible to set this up in Exchange 2003 ?
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Experiences in Upgrading from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

I'm currently running Exchange 2003 SP2 Cluster on a Server 2003 AD Forest (in native 2003 mode), and we beginning to plan the upgrade to Server 2008 AD and Exchange 2010. We have two main sites, one ...
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Does Exchange support disposable e-mail addresses?

Sometimes it is useful to have e-mail address like foo-randomnumber@example.org, where randomnumber identifies the conversation between a robot such as a mailing list server and a user. Is this ...
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Recommendations for a POP3 Connector for Exchange 2007 [closed]

I am upgrading to Exchange Server 2007, and realise that Microsoft does not ship a POP3 connector with 2007. There appears to be several commercial offerings (MAPILab, POPcon, Exchange Connector) Do ...
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Can you reply to every email with a “this mailbox is no longer in service” mail?

I was wondering if it is possible, in Exchange server 2010, to disable a mailbox account, lets call it mailuser and if anyone sends a E-mail for mainuser@domain.com then it will send a mail back with ...
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Can Exchange 2010 high availability be achieved with only 2 servers?

In Exchange 2010, you can define Database Availability Groups and have your mailbox database(s) automatically replicated between multiple servers, and you can have mailbox server which are members of ...
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User to send as anyone in Exchange?

I have a .NET program -- a Windows Service -- that connects to Exchange to send email. The goal is to allow it to send email appearing to be from any number email addresses within the domains my ...
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Exchange 2010 some users mailboxes have a green arrow

when we look at our Exchange Server and all the mailboxes we notice that some users have green arrows pointing right over their icon. This does appear to only be on older users on our system so I just ...
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Automated extraction of email attachment on Exchange Server

An Exchange email account was created through which I will receive daily emails with three different Excel attachments. Each Excel attachment has to be saved in one of three different folders. Can ...
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Email from IOS with attachments larger than 7.5Mb gets stuck in outbox and constantly tries to resend. Costs us hundreds in data fees

We have an on premise Exchange 2013 server. When sending email with large attachments from ActiveSync accounts on IOS devices, the email gets stuck in the outbox and won't send. It keeps trying to ...
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What is the best method for mirroring two email accounts on disparate platforms?

We have enterprise users that want to try out an online mail provider (such as GMail or MS Exchange Online) for a trial period, but would also like their local mail (Lotus Notes) to remain synched ...
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Reset Search Index in Exchange 2013

I have corrupted indexes in my Exchange 2013 server and I have having trouble figuring out how to reset them. I found information on how to do it here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/...
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Exchange out of office, sending an OoO reply for every email

We are running Exchange 2007 with a mix of Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. Is it possible to set the Out of Office Assistant so that when OoO is enabled, it sends a reply to every single email the user ...
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Microsoft Exchange 2013 is not receiving internet email

We are having issues with our exchange 2013 server. The server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. The issue we're having is that our Exchange server isn't receiving internet emails. It can ...
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Test Restore of Exchange DBs with the MS-Exchange plugin of NetBackup 6

At my company The MS-Exchange plug-in is used to Backup our Exchange 2003 Information Store (Storage Group), and its Logs and Stores in the Information Store (Please do try to correct my terminology). ...
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Which SSL certificate would I need for external AND internal domain names?

This is a school-network. Official (outside reachable domain name) is bgschwechat.ac.at (www.bgschwechat..., mail.bgschwechat... and ftp.bgschwechat..) Internally the windows domain is named bgs.ac....
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Backup Solutions for Exchange 2007

What Backup solutions do people use for Exchange 2007? In particular i'm interested in those that allow a mailbox level backup, so that individual mailboxes can be restored.
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Outlook security alert - The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site

SBS 2008 running Exchange 2007 and IIS6.0 CompanyA has two other companies that operate under the same roof. To accommodate email, we have 3 Exchange accounts per user to manage this. All users use ...
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Exchange 2007 Client for Linux

Has anyone had success with a working Exchange 2007 client for Linux? I'm not looking for an IMAP client or anything of the sort...there's plenty of them around, but a client that actually supports ...
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Exchange 2010 Out of office doesn't show original senders email address

When one of our users is on holiday they will set their Out of office message and change the Out of office rule to forward all emails received to a colleague. This has always worked very well for us ...
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Sending from alternative addresses in Exchange

One of the most frequent requests I get from users with Exchange, is to be able to send from one of their alternative email addresses, that is one of the addreses there account is configured with in ...
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My DAG has failed over, but Outlook clients won't connect

My company have two exchange 2010 server(Mail1 & Mail2) with DAG configuration. One day my Mail1 server down and the Mail2 auto take over! My question is now the end user can't access the mail2 ...
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Pseudo-Backup Procedure to Force Exchange Log Truncation?

I have several separate test environments running 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010, at varying patch levels and for varying reasons. One consistent issue I encounter is that transaction logs for Exchange are ...
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How do I remove an orphaned Exchange 2010 server from the organization?

We properly uninstalled Exchange 2010 from a server but it is still appearing within the Exchange Management Console of the other Exchange 2010 server. How can we remove this server from the Exchange ...
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What are some good methods for archiving MS Exchange messages?

I am familiar with archiving messages on the client side to .pst's... Are there good methods of archiving messages from multiple mailboxes on the server side?
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How do I audit user's mailbox actions performed via IMAP in Exchange 2010?

I read through the Technet article on Mailbox auditing but it seems to only be working for MAPI access. I perform the following cmdlet to enable auditing of the owner: > Set-Mailbox -Identity "Mr....
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Setting Out of Office message for someone else

On occasion, a member of our team calls in sick and is either unwilling, or unable, to set their Out of Office message in Exchange. What we've done in the past is just reset that user's password, ...
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Recommendations for handling Directory Harvesting spam on Exchange 2003

Our Exchange server is getting slammed with anywhere between 450,000 and 700,000 spam messages per day. We receive about 1700 legitimate messages in the same time frame. Roughly 75% of the spam is ...
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Email bounce back 550 5.1.1 recipient rejected

A client recently switched to Exchange Server / Outlook for their email. Since then emails from my company to any email address at their company bounce back from the System Administrator with this ...
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Reducing the Exchange 2003 database size

Our company is running Exchange 2003 on Server 2003. Our primary exchange store file (priv1.edb) keeps growing and is now at over 45GB. If I add up the size of the mailboxes in that store I get less ...
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“Send As” Permission and “You do not have permission to send to this recipient” Error

I have an account on Windows Small Business Server 2003, for which several users have "send as" permission (not "send on behalf" but "send as"). Each of those users has "send as" enabled in active ...
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Exchange 2010: Outlook clients refusing to update to new CAS server

I recently installed the CAS role on an internal mail server in an attempt to move CAS to that server instead of an outward facing web server (which also happens to be the DC). After installing CAS ...
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Emails to multiple recipients get delivered multiple times per user

One of our clients has been having problems where whenever an external email has multiple recipients on their domain, each recipients receives it a matching number of times (see below). This only ...
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Mac and Exchange Server 2007: Entourage or wait for Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6)?

In a time frame of three of four months from now (fall 2009), I'll have to choose how to natively enable a handful of mac computers to access Exchange Server 2007 (email, contacts, calendar.) As far ...
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Can a Windows Domain play along with a Hosted Exchange service?

I'm setting up a computer network for a small (10-20 people) company. They are currently using a Hosted Exchange service they are totally happy with. Other than that, they are starting from scratch (...
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How to clear Exchange mail queues using PowerShell

I needed to clear a bunch of messages out of the mail queue this morning, and thought it would be super nice to be able to query the queue(s) using Powershell. Any scripts out there? Note: this is ...
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Is there a way to set up an Exchange mailbox to collect email “anonymously”?

What my company wants is for an email box to be set up so that when an email is sent to it, the From: field would be blanked out so that it would be anonymous. Is there any way to do this either ...
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Autodiscover service seems to reply with User Principal Name instead of email address

After this latest round of Windows updates (on 1/11/11, in fact) my Exchange 2007 server of course rebooted. This may have had the side effect of making any changes I'd inadvertently made take effect. ...
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E-Mail Bounce Management

we want to improve our mailing lists by handling all the bounces we get. As I saw there are different approaches. One checks the badmail folder in IIS mailroot folder. Others check a email account ...
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Can I enforce mail rules server-side in Exchange 2007?

I have a client who gets a TON of spam to their public IP. I have put a Linux box running exim and spamassassin in front of it, and a bunch of Outlook rules to move mail into the Junk Email folder ...
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Why do we need to list our CAS servers as SANs in Exchange 2010's UCC certificate?

We currently have a few CAS/Hub servers behind a hardware balancer. We were told by Microsoft and Digicert that we may not need them listed as SANs in our UCC cert since we do not publicize their ...
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Exchange - selecting / changing the email address that is used in the From: header

I have an Exchange 2000 server, where users have several smtp email aliases - e.g. mail to both rvanhout@ and roel@ end up in my mailbox. This is easy, through the Exchange Users & Groups ...
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Exchange Server in Workgroup / Small Domain?

For one of the projects I'm working on, the site currently has a workgroup of around 15 PCs (XP/Vista/7- these are employees' own computers) and one file server running Server 2008. They use ...
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How to change external URL on MAPI over HTTP on Exchange 2016?

I have setup a new Windows 2012 R2 server and installed Domain Controller and Exchange 2016 on it with all that needed. Yes i know, i should not have domain controller on same server as exchange ...
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Steps to rename an Exchange 2010 SP2 server

I made an unfortunate error when I named an Exchange server msex0 which I felt of course was short for "MicroSoft EXchange." The server in question is running Windows Server 2008 R2 with all the ...
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Reducing the size of the EDB file

I have hit an issue on a MS SBS machine where every morning the datastore for the exchange mailboxes dismounts itself. We believe the issue is that it has grown too large over time and needs cut down ...
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Can I nest security groups (not mail-enabled) inside a Distribution List, to have members of the group receive mail to the list?

I would like to manage my distribution lists indirectly, via security group. So that when I add a user to the appropriate security groups, they will automatically be members of the appropriate ...