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george12
18-01-2005, 05:15 AM
Hi guys,

I just upgraded my server to Windows Server 2003, but have run into an enormous problem - Exchange 2000 isn't compatible with Server 2003.

I urgently need a free temporary solution. I need to take e-mail for about 10 domains, about 10 mailboxes per domain, and to send it out.

Anyone have any recommendations?

I cannot stress the urgency enough, I am without e-mail till I get a solution running.

Alternatively, anyone around here who wouldn't mind hosting e-mail for me for a few days?

4bes
18-01-2005, 05:48 AM
Kerio Mail Server (http://www.kerio.com/kms_home.html) has a 30 day free trial. It should keep you going until you can find a permanant solution. It's easy to use.:)

ninja
18-01-2005, 08:51 AM
E-mail will queue for 5 days if the mail server is unavailable, and deliver when it comes back online.

Barnabas
18-01-2005, 10:05 AM
You can download a 120 day trial version of Exchange 2003 from Microsoft which you might be able to use. I got it up and running quite easily.
B.

sambaird
18-01-2005, 11:25 AM
that explanes why i cant email you
also your press f1 pm thing is full and i cant pm u

george12
18-01-2005, 01:05 PM
Crap, deleting PMs. Done.

I'm downloading the Exchange trial now and getting 120KB/sec - thats the best ive ever had on my crappy-performing 2Mbit conn.

sambaird
18-01-2005, 01:57 PM
and getting 120KB/sec - thats the best ive ever had on my crappy-performing 2Mbit conn.
im on dileup so dont tell me that the best i can get is 6 or 7 KB/sec

Greg
18-01-2005, 02:57 PM
Not sure if this is the solution for you - can't quite understand the problem, but can their email be diverted to another domain name or sub-domain that I could host for you (gratis) and they could access it via webmail or POP.

Whatever, I'm pretty sure I can help in some way.

Email me stuff at zu.co.nz, and we can swap phone #'s

george12
18-01-2005, 05:13 PM
That's very good of you Greg, but I have the Exchange 2003 installed now.

Having said that, I am having big trouble with the POP3 service failing to start :o so I might just end up accepting your offer.

Edit: The : o emoticon (:o) is totally wrong!

george12
18-01-2005, 05:28 PM
Another problem: www.katatoonz.com/forums (site not owned by me) is giving a 404, but it is there - IIS shows it to be there, permissions are correct .... what the hell is up with that?

All other dirs like /toplist work fine.

george12
18-01-2005, 06:50 PM
OK - E-mail is back up - thanks everybody for the help and offers of hosting my e-mail temporarily :).

All is good - in fact it took less configuring than Exchange 2000. I will buy it some time in the next 120 days :D

Edit: Ooh, triple post .... heh

Barnabas
18-01-2005, 07:25 PM
Good to hear george...

I find that buying exchange is the least preferred option. Reinstalling after 120 days has finished seems to work much better...if you can be bothered that is :)
B.

sambaird
18-01-2005, 07:54 PM
i cant log in to ftp any more its not ergent
but just thoght you should know

Prescott
18-01-2005, 08:17 PM
Good to hear george...

I find that buying exchange is the least preferred option. Reinstalling after 120 days has finished seems to work much better...if you can be bothered that is :)
B.

but you need to activate it dont you, ive got a 120day winxp pro trial here, i think after you activate it the 2nd time it wont work, i might be wrong but why would microsoft basicly give you a free copy of there software then??

george12
18-01-2005, 08:36 PM
Good to hear george...

I find that buying exchange is the least preferred option. Reinstalling after 120 days has finished seems to work much better...if you can be bothered that is :)
B.

Oh if I was to do that I wouldn't mind redownloading....

I dunno, I have 120 days to decide :D

Greg
18-01-2005, 08:44 PM
OK - E-mail is back up - thanks everybody for the help and offers of hosting my e-mail temporarily :).




Good job George.

But if I can help in this way for you or other PF1 users for a temporary solution in the future I'll always be glad to oblige.

Barnabas
19-01-2005, 08:27 AM
but you need to activate it dont you, ive got a 120day winxp pro trial here, i think after you activate it the 2nd time it wont work, i might be wrong but why would microsoft basicly give you a free copy of there software then??


I just build my win2k3 server then take a ghost image of it. When the trial expires I ghost the image back on and reinstall exchange which Ive kept on a seperate partition. Its a bit of a pain but I only use it at home for mucking around so it doesnt really matter. XPPro wouldnt work like this because if you made a ghost image after the install it would still have recorded the start date of the install so you would be stuffed if you tried to restore the image. There are more devious ways to get around activation but we dont mention them here :cool:
B.

ninja
19-01-2005, 08:33 AM
There are more devious ways to get around activation but we dont mention them here :cool:
B.Yeah, never a good idea to run what amounts to a production enterprise mail server on cracked software.

george12
19-01-2005, 01:34 PM
Yeah ..... illegal software on a public server is just asking for trouble.

Lohsing
19-01-2005, 01:46 PM
Our company recently upgraded to SBS2k3 Premium... we now have a spare copy of MDaemon if that's of any help?

Lo.

george12
19-01-2005, 02:59 PM
I don't think I will - I am now used to exchange, so...

Thanks anyway :)

I have a new problem now, look out for a thread!

~sy~
19-01-2005, 05:38 PM
I have a new problem now, look out for a thread!
:D