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    Question Windows Server POP3/SMTP problem


    I've posted this on MS usenet support group but haven't had a reply. Maybe someone here can help me...

    I'm running Windows Server 2003.

    I have two domains on separate IPs: [] []

    I am running two separate SMTP virtual servers (with different access
    rules) -- with two separate drop folders.

    default SMTP Virtual Server [assigned to 160]
    second SMTP VS [assigned to 161]

    I want added to the default SMTP server and added to the
    second SMTP server. I have read that I must add these domains via the POP3
    service. The problem is that adding domains via POP3 service will always
    add the domains to the DEFAULT SMTP server. I want added to the
    second SMTP server.

    Is there a solution to this problem, or am I doing something wrong? Can xmail handle this scenario?

    Thank you in advance,

    a. daroepi

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    Are you trying to setup with double MX? Sorry but I am unclear of what you are doing so I can't advice you much. I will bring you more trouble if I said the wrong stuff
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    Basically I have two domains, each assigned their own IP, hosted on a single physical server running Win2k3.


    I can run two separate smtp virtual servers - one per domain. And everything is fine. I can receive email for either domain and the mail is dumped in the proper drop folder. I can also send emails from either domain - no problem.

    However, I cannot use pop3 to retrieve the mail. POP3 service in windows always goes to the default smtp server, whereas I have two smtp servers running.

    Is this a limitation of the pop3 service in win2k3 or am I doing something wrong?

    Hope this clarifies my problem.



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