Originally Posted by Richard B
Presumably oneandone manage your MX record which points to one of their mail servers and they relay the email to a delivery point (POP3) for you? Or do you use the ISP's email suffixes?
Hang on a second please... I'm starting to get lost here. MX record?
All our emails use our domain name e.g. email@example.com
etc. Each of our local machines gets the mails from the 1and1 server via pop3. I don't have a full understanding or knowledge of the other types of email systems as I haven't experienced them, but I'm keen to learn to make sure we're using the mosts sensible method. Althought not the main point of my quest, currently, if we send an email to eachother in the office it goes via the 1and1 server. Although not a problem, presumably the only way to avoid this would be with SBS2003 where our 'server' pc would handle the internal mail communications. The Pegasus Mercury system seems to be along the lines of what I was originally thinking.
Is there anywhere that the differnet email protocols and methods are clearly and succinctly documented? I know most people learn by experience and trial and error, but I want to get this right first time.