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Cheeze

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Alrighty. Hey guys, it's my first post, and hopefully I won't annoy anyone with my lack of knowledge on mail server administration...I don't know much, I'm a newb...well so far... Embarassed

Alrighty, here's the problem that is happening and what is wanted to be resolved.

Server: 6.5.0 Patch 1 (we're going to 6.5.1 in a little while)

Currently everything works decently, however in a rather "pain in the butt" kind of way at places. What we want to accomplish is to be able to reply to emails (some forwarded, some not) but for those that are forwarded for them to reply from the forwarded address instead of the server location domain.

Case in point, I have a comcast email account. I forwarded it to my work account where Kerio 6.5.0 Patch 1 is currently running. If I reply, then I reply from my work email, instead of from my Comcast.net email. Now, how do I get it to automatically reply from comcast email if I get one from there, and reply from the domain normally if I get one directly to my account here?

Is that even possible? Or does it require an astronomical amount of configuration that would make it impractical?

Hopefully I've explained adequately here...
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winkelman

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You can't. That would be 'cheating'. Twisted Evil

You can only send email from the domain you're on. Even if you could set KMS to send email from a 'fake' domain (which is any other domain then your own from the server's point of view), no receiving email server will accept your message. The receiving email server will see immediately than a messaging claiming to be from Comcast is send by a mail server that's not registered to Comcast (the IP address). A rejection is the result.
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I can't do that with any mail system. Not only is it impossible to use your comcast address in the From field, but if you reply to your forwarded mail, it would be sent to your comcast address. You must change the To field to the correct recipient.

This all happens because the mail server has no way of knowing that this is a forwarded mail. For the server, it looks like a normal mail sent from someone at comcast to KMS.

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Cheeze

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So then, there basically is no way to get KMS to go like this:

If <email> is from comcast, then forward to <comcast SMTP IP> and use <comcast authentication> to authenticate the server to recieve and pass that email to <original destination email address>.

I'm sure one could program that, but in other words, KMS and general email is not setup to do this normally. Am I seeing this correctly then?

[Updated on: Wed, 02 July 2008 21:28]

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freakinvibe

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Yes, you are seeing this correctly.

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winkelman

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Cheeze wrote on Wed, 02 July 2008 21:28


I'm sure one could program that, but in other words, KMS and general email is not setup to do this normally. Am I seeing this correctly then?


Yes, that is correct.

You may be able to set something up in your email client though. In Outlook you can specify multiple email accounts and have separate SMTP servers. If you actually retrieve your Comcast mail with your client (POP3?), then you'd be able to hit reply and Outlook would use the Comcast profile and send the reply through the Comcast SMPT.

You Comcast email would never end up in the central Kerio mail store though, if that's also what you want, it gets more complicated Smile
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