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March 23, 2006
To understand the process of email delivery, read the following tip that explains email settings, SMTP communication, and the standard email infrastructure.
June 06, 2005
Checklist: Top 10 Exchange performance worst practices, worst practice #3
April 10, 2005
Step-by-Step Guide: E-mail compliance to do list, part 8
March 20, 2005
Step-by-Step Guide: How to set up a VPN, part 2
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Take a look at what qualities IMAP and POP3 offer and the differences between each protocol in Exchange Server 2003. Continue Reading
POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) is the most recent version of a standard protocol for receiving e-mail. Continue Reading
POP3 can be a convenience for end users, and sometimes it's a necessity for small businesses that rely on a hosted e-mail service. But Exchange administrators are the ones who have to deal with the inevitable hassles it introduces to an Exchange ... Continue Reading
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What started as one Microsoft engineer tinkering with MAPI became a full-blown tool. See how MCFMAPI can access stores via a graphical user interface, helping you solve MAPI problems. Continue Reading
If you're unable to receive Exchange Server email after a spammer has hijacked your STMP server, discover a tool that can help diagnose the email flow issue. Continue Reading
Discover tools and methods to globally disable IMAP and POP in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. Continue Reading
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Learn how to configure SMTP relay restrictions on Exchange Server 2003 to prevent spam while maintaining email flow between Exchange Server and your ISP. Continue Reading
Learn how to configure SMTP virtual servers, connectors, bridgeheads and routing groups to improve Exchange 2003 Web connectivity and email performance. Continue Reading
Learn how Extended STMP (ESMTP) works and discover the functionality of several common ESMTP commands. Continue Reading
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Why is IMAP disabled in Exchange Server? When does it make sense to use it? Get the answers to those questions and more in this expert response. Continue Reading
Even though SMTP and IMAP have built-in features to protect Exchange’s external mail transmissions, both protocols are still susceptible to security vulnerabilities. See how easily both can be compromised. Continue Reading
IMAP and SMTP have built-in security features to protect Exchange Server's external mail transmissions. Do these legacy protocols offer enough protection? Continue Reading