Re: Mail server

From: M Ravi Kumar (
Date: 05/10/02

Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 09:39:45 +0530 (IST)
From: M Ravi Kumar <>
To: Naren T <>

One more query, if this mail server needs to be accessed by romaing users
(employee) through web based; eg: like yahoo or hotmail, then DMZ is

Assuming that mail server is there in DMZ ( +firewall, +antivirus
scanner,), whereas the DMZ network should not be accessed from LAN, in
that case how does the user will access the mails once he is back to


On Thu, 9 May 2002, Naren T wrote:
->depends on what mail server .. and what is your network topology ... .
->Of course, DMZ is recommended ..
->Alternate, use a relay server (like Trend micro viruswall, to do virus
->cleaning as well .. ) and place the Mail server on the LAN.
->That way you will not directly expose your mail server to external world,
->and also have your lan users accessing / downloading mail at 10/100 speed.
->hope this helps ..
->----- Original Message -----
->From: "Imraan Kadir" <>
->To: <>
->Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 9:34 PM
->Subject: Mail server
->> Hi There
->> Can somebody please shed some light.
->> Is it safer to place your mailserver in the DMZ or in your LAN (with NAT
->> configured)?
->> Thank you
->> Imraan

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