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Outlook 2007 Certificate Prompts with Exchange 2003

A common complaint in forums for some time has been SSL certificate prompts from Outlook 2007, when running Exchange 2003. The error is usually along the lines of "The name on the security certificate is invalid or doesn't match the name of the site." Often the first response will be connected to RPC over HTTPS, as this is the only part of Exchange 2003 that can use SSL certificates for Outlook ... [More]

Short URL for

One of the most useful online tools to come out of Microsoft for the Exchange product is their testexchangeconnectivity site - or to give it's correct name - the Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA). However the URL is a mouthful, and if you are typing it as often as I do, it is easy to make mistakes. Therefore I have setup a short URL for it using our Exchange community site e... [More]

SBS 2008 Certificate Installation

21st April 2011 An Updated and revised version of this article can be found on our main site here: In recent months I seem to have spent longer with SBS deployments, rather than Exchange 2007 or 2010. Therefore I have had lots of time to get annoyed with how SBS 2008 works with SSL certificates. Exchange 2007 is very dependant on SSL cer... [More]

Vamsoft ORF Update Available - Exchange 2010 Support

My favourite antispam tool Vamsoft ORF has had an update and now supports Exchange 2010, as well as Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 IIS based SMTP. While support was available for Exchange 2010 in the previous version, a patch was required, this has now been integrated. The support for Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 is important because of the changes in IIS. With Exchange 2003, Exchange used the SMT... [More]

Catch All Mailboxes and the POP3 Connector

I have recently seen an issue with the POP3 connector which I haven't seen before, but will be very widespread. In this particular circumstance it caused the client's server to get blacklisted and have a server processing many thousands of messages which it shouldn't need to. It is yet another reason why using the POP3 Connector is a bad idea. I have blogged on the POP3 connector being a bad opt... [More]