Sending email from multiple domains

As you may know, you can configure SBS/Exchange to handle more than just one domain name for sending/receiving email by setting up an additional recipient policy for each domain that you want. For example, my SBS server at home is configured to use kwsupport.com as it’s primary domain name. However, I also have it configured to handle my wife’s art business emails, under a separate domain of swgalleries.com.


We also know that we configure SBS so that a user could have a designated email address for each such domain. The question is this: how do we configure SBS to allow that person to send and reply to emails using the appropriate, specific email address?


Example: let’s say our SBS server is configured to handle email for the following three domains: domain1.com, domain2.com, and domain3.com. And you have a user (Bob) who has email addresses of bob@domain1.com, bob@domain2.com, and bob@domain3.com. How do we set up things so that Bob can send and reply to emails for each?


Doug Geary offered the following solution from the MS Smallbiz listserve:

Setup 3 users: (DO NOT make a “bob” account, it won’t work)
bob1 – Bob Jones
bob2 – Bob Jones1
bob3 – Bob Jones2

Go back into bob2 and change the name to Bob Jones. Same for bob3.

Alternatively, you could change the display name to Bob Jones (domain1.com), Bob Jones (doman2.com), …

Assign emails as follows:

bob1:bob@domain1.com bob2:bob@domain2.com bob3:bob@domain3.com

Forward email from bob2 and bob3 to bob1

In the bob2 account, give bob1 full access to the bob2’s email.

In the bob3 account, give bob1 full access to the bob3’s email.

Wait an hour for the AD to propogate…

Sign on as bob1. Open Outlook, assign the bob1 exchange account to Outlook.

Open a new message. Click the drop down beside “Options” in the compose window and choose “From”.

One click remote assistance

One of the members of the Tampa Bay SBS user group (Travis Creighton) recently discovered how to offer a user on his network remote assistance without the user having to first send the invite to request remote assistance. Here is his post, in its entirety:


I just found something I had been wanting to have for some time now.  I found how to bring up the “Offer Remote Assistance” app w/o navigating to the “Server Management” app.  (I know…I’m breaking the 70-282 rules.) The sweet thing is that I can use this URL on my XP workstation and not have to first connect to the server in order to ‘offer’ Remote Assistance.  And without this URL, I had to talk them through sending me an invite.

 

Here is the jewel:

hcp://CN=Microsoft%20Corporation,L=Redmond,S=Washington,C=US/Remote%20Assistance/Escalation/Unsolicited/UnSolicitedRCUI.htm

 

Paste that into a shortcut and you’re done!  Well, it worked for me.FYI, I dug this out of here: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Administration\itprosbsconsole.msc

I haven’t done but 2 connects with it yet on my own LAN but I’m courious if you can specify an external IP or other domain and connect to a foreign host…say through a tunnel.

 

Thanks, Travis!