during a presale conference call a customer asked more info about feautures about SMTP DataSource
Customer is an Email OutSourcer and they offer two kind of email services :
- Domino for medium and large customers
- Sun Java System Messaging server for small customers
So they wanted more details about SMTP ES1 archiving feature.
Because ES1 manuals give poor information about it I prepare a lab in order to test SMTP journaling.
I install and configured an SMTP service on a Windows server, I define a new email domain in our DNS server as MX record, I configured an ES1 SMTP journaling activity pointing to the new Win SMTP service drop dir.
Then I configured in our Windows AD and Exchange environment an user assigning an external address belonging to the new external domain address ( I use Exchange Task for external email assignement, no exchange mailbox).
I gave this user Owner permission on the Mapped Folder used by SMTP journaling activity and everything works good.
In other words using above configuration I was able to journal external messages towards the listening SMTP service I configured and I was able to config a local user in AD with least rights and characteristic s in order to permit Owner Web Search on SMTP archive.
I couldn’t find any info about which kind of message type ES1 could manage from a DropDir.
I mean if an external SMTP address could save messages copies directly on a DropDir which kind of message format is supported ?
Let’s use as example above customer request:
Sun Java SMR users access email in HTTP or POP3/SMTP authenticating towards SUN Directory.
SUN Directory is LDAP compliant so LDAP authentication is available.
I should define a second account in AD used for ES1 for all these users in order to permit the access to Web search, because it’s not possible to authenticate in Web Search towards an external LDAP, isn’t it ?
I should configure a windows SMTP service to which the Sun MTA could send a copy of messages as I did in my lab, isn’t it ?
Is This the unique scenario ?
Is it possible to have more technical info and best practice about SMTP journaling ?