The main feature of Microsoft Exchange is delivery of email messages, however it has many other features such as calendaring, contact lists and to-do lists.

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Email Archiving in an Exchange Environment

We're looking into a solution to do email archiving and near-line backup of our Exchange Server 2007 environment. We currently have about 200 mailboxes and the Mailstore is approx 150 GB. We need ...
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Outlook fails to connect to a load-balanced Exchange 2013 cluster through Direct Access 2012 R2

We have a load-balanced Exchange 2013 SP1 cluster, running MAPI over HTTP. Client connectivity inside our own network works just fine, while clients connected over Direct Access does not connect. The ...
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Good & free Exchange spam filter [closed]

Do you know a good (and free, if possible) Microsoft Exchange 2003 spam filter?
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Schedule/queue large e-mails in Exchange 2010, defer until latency drops

My challenge We have Exchange servers at various sites, but also aboard ships. The ships are connected to our network through satellite links when at sea, but switch to WiFi bridges when in port. ...
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Need to add a “Wait” command to a Powershell script

Here is my current code: Write-output “ENTER THE FOLLOWING DETAILS - When Creating Multiple New Accounts Go to EMC hit F5(refresh) and make sure previous new account is listed before ...
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Does Exchange support plussed users (e.g. myname+spam@example.com) or a similar mechanism?

Sendmail supports a feature called 'plussed users'. Once enabled, emails sent to myname+spam@example.com, myname+sometopic@example.com and myname+anything@example.com are automatically delivered ...
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Moving from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

Consider a small-medium business' deployment of Exchange 2003. The question is around migrating to Exchange 2010. Here's a bit about the landscape: Current state is 50-100 users/mailboxes with the ...
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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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outlook requiring password after exchange reboot

We recently moved from Exchange 2003 to 2010, and have noticed a quirk that is annoying us. If our exchange server (single server) goes down, ie it gets rebooted, or client loses connectivity (or for ...
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Meeting availability using iPhone/iOS calendars

Our management team all use iPhones with the built-in iOS calendar app. We're looking into getting Microsoft Exchange for everyone here, but that'll take us some weeks to plan and roll-out across the ...
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ActiveSync devices causing accounts to lockout

When a user changes his account password for whatever reason (read: expired), and the old password is stored in his mobile device connected through EAS. This will cause his account almost immediately ...
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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 ...
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Blackberry mail service basics?

Can someone explain very briefly the way Blackberry's email functions. I'm not looking for nuts and bolts, just answers to some very basic questions: Does a Blackberry check with an Exchange server ...
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How to stop Outlook 2007 asking for credentials when using RPC over HTTPS

I've configured several of our outlook 2007 clients (connected to Exchange 2003) to use RPC over HTTPS. This allows our users to connect to the Exchange server remotely without having to connect using ...
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Active Directory and Exchange Architecture Questions and Issues

Here's the background on our situation... Right now, we are setup as three distinct companies with three complete Active Directory and Exchange systems. The three offices (One in the US, two in ...
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Can Exchange be configured to populate a text/plain part of a meeting invite?

I work in an environment where some people are using Microsoft Exchange and some people are not. The meeting invitations sent out by Exchange include a text/calendar attachment with the meeting ...
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Why do big Exchange installations require downtime for maintenance?

I have used several top tier third party Exchange providers over the years, and all of them have had regular scheduled downtimes for routine maintenance (roughly once a month). I am wondering what is ...
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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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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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Outline the quirks of Windows Small Business Servers (SBS)

I'm not much of a Microsoft administrator. However, I do work extensively with new and existing Microsoft Exchange deployments. That's just how the career-arc went. I'm working with a small customer ...
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Migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2010

I'm in the unenviable situation of being asked to migrate a mail server from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2010. The domain has two sites connected via T1 and an exchange 5.5 server (neither are installed ...
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Pros/Cons of switching from Exchange to GMail

We are a medium-large non-profit company, with around 1000 staff and volunteers, and have been using MS Exchange (currently 2003) for our mail system for years. I recently attended a Google ...
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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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Preventing 'Reply-All' to Exchange Distribution Groups

This is another question in a short series regarding a challenging Exchange project my co-workers have been asked to implement. (I'm helping even though I'm primarily a Unix guy because I volunteered ...
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Syncing Tasks from MS Exchange to iPhone

iPhone doesn't ship with an application to manage tasks or to-do lists, so when you sync your phone with an Exchange server, your Tasks don't make it over. What options exist for syncing Exchange ...
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Getting Exchange to do DKIM

Having read Jeff's blog post about Email and DKIM, I'm thinking it might be good to DKIM all mail coming out of our Exchange 2003 servers. Whats a good way of going about that?
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Properly remove Exchange after migrating to Google Apps? Or leave it?

I've replaced Exchange 2007 with Google Apps, but now am facing the obtuse Exchange removal process. It seems that I need to go in and tear everything out manually (to uninstall I have to first remove ...
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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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Change Outlook “reply to” based upon sent address?

We have a shared mailbox on Exchange 2010 that multiple clients access using Outlook 2010. There are multiple distribution lists (that each have multiple email addresses) that point to this single ...
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iphones and exchange, what am I missing?

I am trying to get iphones to play with our exchange 2010 server. I have opened ports 25 and 993 on the firewall, and I can get the account to validate, but I cannot send or receive email from it. ...
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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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For an internet-facing, all-roles-in-one Exchange server, what do I need to let through the firewall?

As the result of a recent penetration test, in which we did not fare well, it has been brought to my attention that our internet facing, all-roles-in-one, Exchange 2010 SP3 server has no firewall in ...
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Should Out of Office be sent externally?

There is an option in Exchange System Manager to prevent or allow Out of Office messages to be sent to external addresses. Technically, this is pretty easy to configure - and Exchange 2007+ lets you ...
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Why is email being delivered normally despite an SPF “hardfail”?

I'm trying to figure out why forged email is being delivered to major email providers (gmail.com, outlook.com) even though email is marked with an SPF hardfail. The email is also delivered to ...
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Display a TLS icon for messages that are TLS secured (Outlook)

One of my colleagues at a large financial institution has customised Lotus Notes to show a TLS icon for messages that are TLS secured. I'm interested in imitating this feature in Outlook, and believe ...
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Exchange 2003 and 2010 coexistence - when is there downtime?

I currently have a very simple single server exchange 2003 setup. I'm planning to add a single exchange 2010 server with all roles, and slowly move people over to it. Technet and several blogs have ...
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how do I resolve “user isn't assigned to any management roles” error in Exchange 2010 EMC?

Newly installed Exchange 2010 box (technically, a partially installed box, as this error is preventing me from completing the install). When I launch EMC or the Management Powershell, I get this ...
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How to migrate 200+ people company from hosting to Exchange 2010 in most non distruptive way

We want to implement Exchange 2010 in our organization which is spread over couple of locations. Right now we're using POP3/SMTP at hosting and all people are using Outlook 2007 and 2010. Mail for our ...
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Setting up two Exchange servers to receive mail on their old domains while sending and receiving using the same new domain

The scene: A merger of two companies. One running Exchange 2010, the other Exchange 2003, both having Active Directory Schemas at Server 2003, SP 2. Short term goal: Establish a trust between both ...
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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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E-mail addresses with plus sign in MS Exchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Exchange support disposable e-mail addresses? Many users like to use e-mail address in the format "[user]+[tag]@[domain]" to facilitate local filtering of incoming ...
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Outlook 2003 (with Exchange 2007) error: You cannot respond to a meeting without an Organizer

The company recently upgraded to Exchange 2007. Since the upgrade users who are still on Outlook 2003 (SP3) get the following error for some meeting requests: You cannot respond to a meeting ...
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What is the best way to build an Exchange 2010 CAS based on an existing production server?

We have a CAS + Hub server in our organization right now. We want to create a second one with the exact same settings and features. What would be the best approach to do this? We have been looking ...
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What are the pros/cons of running your own Exchange system vs. paying for a hosted solution

Surprisingly, after the long discussion on that well-known meta question, it doesn't seem like anyone's asked about the question that was used as an example: what are the tradeoffs of running your own ...
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Any guidelines to think about when considering virtualizing an exchange server?

A friend of mine's shop is considering virtualizing several of their servers, including their Exchange servers (2007) and their BlackBerry-Exchange gateway systems. The systems support roughly 150 ...
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Prevent user “click-expansion” of Exchange distribution group?

I am a Unix guy who recently picked up powershell to help my Exchange admin coworkers implement a challenging project in Exchange 2010. (The requirements we've been given are challenging if not ...
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Google Contacts on IP phones via asterisk PBX

I've skimmed google on this but haven't found anything too useful. Is there a way to use Google Contacts with a HardPhone supported by Asterisk PBX? Google contacts is exposed thru a MSExchange ...
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Do you have to have two servers to put Exchange 2010 on the Internet?

I was reading about the Edge Transport Role on Exchange 2010. It looks like this is the only way to put Exchange the Internet. Is this true? Also, doesn't this require a second hub transport ...
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Ridiculous Exchange database restore scenario

Okay, so I have a little bit of a challenge for the Exchange pros. I am looking for the mailbox database that a specific user was on... Before their account (and mailbox) was destroyed, around 7 ...
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Exchange 2010: Log in to another user's mailbox with an admin user that does not have a mailbox

We have Exchange 2010 users that are part of the following Exchange groups: Organization Management Server Management However, these accounts do not have Exchange mailboxes. We could log in to ECP ...