Exchange 2003 and Authenticated User Relay Spam

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Exchange 2003 is a good target for spammers since it is very widely used (still) and has a history of installations with less than ideal security. In addition to the typical email-turned-spam server scenarios (open relay, security holes, NDRs), authenticated relays are next on the list. This happens when the security credentials of a user… Read more »

Configure Exchange 2013 to send external email

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So you’ve just installed Exchange 2013 and you can’t send emails to other domains? No problem. Similar to Exchange 2010 (instructions found here), Exchange 2013 is installed without a default send connector enabled. In order to send emails to other Exchange servers or external domains, you’ll need to set it up. Follow the steps below to setup… Read more »

Configure Exchange 2010 to send external emails

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Here are updated instructions if you are looking for Exchange 2013: So you can’t send email from a fresh install of Exchange 2010? Unlike Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010 cannot send emails to external domains out-of-the-box. This feature needs to be enabled through the use of an external send connector. By default, no send connectors are… Read more »

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Released and RTM Trial Available

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Well, it is here. Exchange 2010 has been released, and there is a 120-day trial available at Microsoft. Of course, if you have a technet subscription, you won’t need the trial. The trial is the final version (14.00.0639.021), released 11/09/09, while the Virtual HDD version is still the RC dated 10/12/09.

Outlook Web Access Out of Office Assistant

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This will allow the Out of Office Assistant (OOF) to work when it is enabled from within the Options section of Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2003. The following is disabled by default. Start the Exchange System Manager. Click on Global Settings, and then “Internet Message Formats.” In the right-hand pane, right-click and select Properties… Read more »