Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials.

In this blogcast, we complete email retrieval configuration through SMTP transfer. Having seen the ISA logs and network analysis, we configure and apply an appropriate ISA firewall policy, and send an email from the Internet into our organisation. During this blogcast, we also look closer at the underlying TCP traffic and SMTP commands during a typical SMTP transfer - if you're wondering why the Exchange Server Teams blog is called "You Had Me at EHLO", all will be revealed.

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The next 10 parts work through the relatively complex task of configuring RPC/HTTPS so that Outlook clients can connect from the Internet side as transparently as if they were in the office. Remember, please drop me an email through the "Contact" option or leave a comment if there's something you specifically would like to see in this series.

Series Index:

0. Network configuration and series background.
1. Getting started
2. ISA Server configuration to allow basic web browsing capability
3. ISA Firewall Client basic configuration
4. ISA Firewall Client auto-detection through WPAD configuration
5. Configuring an Exchange mailbox and Outlook profile
6. Fixing 0x8004010F on Outlook send/receive
7. Installing our first Certificate Authority
8. Publishing OWA through ISA using Forms Based Authentication
9. OWA /exchange redirection
10. OWA nearly goes SSL - we have a certificate
11. OWA is available over SSL/HTTPS
12. Sending external email - Configuring outbound SMTP
13. Mail retrieval through POP3 polling
14. Preparations for Email retrieval through SMTP Transfer