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Hi Guys,

first off I will give a little background on what we want to achieve.....

Were based in spain and currently have a server on a residential adsl line here in the office, its running ms exchange 2003 and a 3rd party software called exchangepop3.

The server (exchangepop3) connects to our webhost to download all our email messages from all the accounts, then it gives them to exchange which stores them in the relevant mailboxes.

Although we only have 4 staff we have quite a few accounts for different things, accounts, bookings, sales, expenses<_a.t_> etc etc.
and these all filter into various public folders which we can all then see without each of us having to download the messages!

now, some of us are moving to miami,so having a server in the basement here and sharing the data over a domestic adsl line just wont cut the mustard so I have purchased a server in a telehouse in the usa. its running windows 2003 web edition and i can use remote desktop to connect to the machine. we have an ip address for it. (not sure we have a dns name for it so im sending them a support ticket)

I'm prepared to ditch exchange etc and start again from scratch (or at least migrate all the data)
but will kerio mail server be able to carry out this task?

will i need to register a new domain name and have all its mx/ns/dns records etc point to the server i have just bought?

i want to be able to start using public folders again and of course store everyones mail on it.

Thanks for any advice,

[Updated on: Wed, 20 May 2009 17:04]


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There are two possibilities:

  1. Point MX record to your new server, KMS will then handle all the mails directed to your domain.
  2. Let your ISP handle your mails (as it is done now) and use the KMS built-in POP3 client functionality to sort all mails into the appropriate accounts. No extra POP software needed.

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I wan't to start the question did you purchase the server or are you renting it. Because you can perhaps save you alot of money.

I am not 100% you can install Kerio on web edition but as far as I can see by googleing it seem's to be possible.

I for one am running a similar setup like you. I have a 6 user envoirment all on Kerio, with a couple of public folders and e-mail's like you descripe. I have 5 domain's hosted on the Kerio it self. I am running this on all on a tiny 256 Vmware machine running minium CentOS 5.3 ( I am running it an Vmware machine now because I needed my mail and other stuff hosted here in Iceland ).

Before I hosted my mail server with Slicehost ( 256 MB Slice ) , and that worked great, never broke a sweat. It was around 26 dollars with backup. And Kerio does include great anti-spam tools.

Today I though use a 2 mail relay's which spam and anti-virus check for me ( MailScanner & Clamd & Postfix ) since I host a few different mail servers, and like centralized relay's.

If you purchased ( not rented ) the server I would go trough with your plan, and setup Kerio on it. Get you telehouse provider to change to your appropriate PTR records and then get your A records to match. I think this should work great for you.

Or you can as freakinvibe suggest use POP3 built in client. But if you wan't to protect your mail server ( incase you can't setup a firewall for example ) I would rather use mail relays, POP3 should always be a last resort thing Smile
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