Networking & Telecommunications

Mail servers and Campus Firewall

Rensselaer filters outbound mail to TCP port 25. If you are running a mail server you must request a campus firewall change to reach servers off campus.

Recommendations for Exchange servers

We have several recommendations for running an exchage server to provide:

Run the Exchange server behind another MTA(Mail Transport Agent). The exchange server handles the mail spool of the users while the MTA handles the work of receiving, delivering and checking the email for SPAM and Viruses. The system we suggest is:

With any system or setup that you do deploy, you must keep up to date with OS and Application patches and AV updates.

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Last updated: 06/06/05