Why do we use exchange server ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I know it is very silly question here, but I am completely unaware about exchange server. 

    I have gone through many articles but it did not clear me the exact concept. Please let me know exactly Why do we use exchange server ? and why it is mostly used with share point email configuration for domain specific mails ?

    Any help is appreciable.



    C Mahone

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:17 AM

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  • Hi there,

    Exchange server is your email server.  It is very important in your domain and business servers.  I can't say why it is used with SharePoint, I thought those are different servers, but you do want an Exchange server in your domain.

    If you use something else, like Office 365, then you don' t need an Exchange server, but if not, yes,it is important, cause email is a vital business aspect.

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:20 AM
  • Hi Scott,

    It is really quick reply, I appreciate that.

    At this point my question is exactly what it does for me ? I have exchange installed in same domain environment, and I am not getting what exactly it will do for me? 


    C Mahone

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:31 AM
  • It is your email sever. If you stop it, you will stop receiving email.

    Honestly, I don't know how clearer to put it then that...but if you are getting email to a domain, check and see if it is coming to the IP of your exchange server.  I think it will be.

    You want that to be in your domain, unless you know you are getting email somewhere else.

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:51 AM
  • Exchange server is your business mail server allows you to use your custom domain for mailing purpose . e.g cmahone@yourcompany.com.

    Like gmail , yahoo which are public mail server, Microsoft provides Exchange server for your company . It has very robust features . Hope it will help you.

    • Proposed as answer by Shyam89 Monday, May 5, 2014 2:11 PM
    Saturday, May 3, 2014 8:38 AM