Exchange 2000

Logging the SMTP Service

SMTP logging can, at times, the key to troubleshooting many mail problems by providing valuable information regarding incoming mail. It can also be used for providing statistics on mail flow from the Internet. The following article describes the secrets of logging SMTP activities for troubleshooting and other purposes.

Configuring DNS for Exchange 2000

Exchange 2000, internally, unlike traditional SMTP mail servers, does not rely on DNS MX records for mail delivery within the organization. Instead, it maintains a dynamic routing table used to transport mail around the Exchange organization. However, Exchange 2000 does depend on DNS for resolving host names, finding global catalog servers and finding other mail servers on the Internet. Also, without MX records on Internet DNSs, you wouldn't get mail from the Internet into your corporate environment.

SMTP Virtual Server Uncovered

Mastering the inner workings of Exchange 2000's SMTP service can be very useful when configuring servers to deal with mail problems such SPAM attacks and virus outbreaks. This article will provide some insight into better SMTP queue management to improve your ability to cope when your queues get swamped with spam and virus outbreaks.

Secure Exchange 2000 IMAP4 Service Publishing with ISA Server 2000 – Part 2: Understanding the Co-located SMTP Servers

In the first part of this article on publishing the Exchange 2000 IMAP4 service, we went over the procedures required to make the IMAP4 service available to users on the Internet via ISA Server 2000 (ISA Server) Server Publishing Rules. In this, part 2, of our secure IMAP4 publishing series, we’ll go over the high level details required to understand the Co-located SMTP server scenario we’re building

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