A Deeper Look at Exchange Server 2020
Exchange Server 2020 offers some great new features, but the biggest addition to the software is Exchange Server 2020 Personal Edition. Let’s take a look at some of the most important benefits that you can get with this new product.
Benefits of Exchange Server 2020
When you run a small business, you need to have an email server that will automatically perform a health check every so often. If you don’t, you can forget about getting all of your emails through. Fortunately, this new edition of Exchange Server also has a built-in health check.
Whenever someone sends an email to your address, the software needs to know the IP address of that person. To do this, it needs to find the IP address by looking in the “TLD (Top Level Domain) servers.” Once it finds the IP address, it needs to perform a lookup.
By default, when the IP address is not known, Exchange Server will look for the name of the domain in the LDAP (LDAP) server databases. The lookup will determine whether or not the email address is in the database and then if it is not, you’ll receive an email message that tells you. The lookup is quite fast when the domain name is known.
If you have set up Active Directory to be the directory that Exchange Server uses to look up domain names, you can configure this to actually use the Active Directory database instead of the LDP database. In other words, whenever someone sends an email to your mailbox, the Exchange Server will search Active Directory to find the IP address. For any email address, Active Directory will work to find the name of the domain. It won’t take a lot of time.
To make sure that the lookup that it does is fast, Exchange Server will search the OAB (Office Application Building) database first. This is used to store all of the open (and not-open) Microsoft Office files for the domain. This is also used to store all of the macros that are running. In other words, whenever an email comes in, it’s scanned for macros that are associated with your domain.
Then, when an email arrives, it’s scanned against the current mailbox. If any of the mail is deemed to be spam, Exchange Server will discard it. That way, there will be no more email in your mailbox when a scammer decides to send a few emails.
With Exchange Server 2020, you can also enable automatic delivery reporting. When you’re out on the road and receive email, Exchange Server will send an email report whenever the message gets delivered. You can view this email report to see how many times the message was opened, how long it was open, and how many times it was clicked.
When you’re running an Exchange Server, you have the option of allowing users to download an unlimited number of messages. However, this feature was not available when the software was first released.
There are now two options that you can use when you want to allow Exchange Server to automatically send emails. These are either turning on user-level Delivery Status Reporting or using the Send a Group Policy Object (GPO) that contains the settings for sending notifications for each group. Both of these options are quite similar.
The decision you make as to which option you want to use depends on your Exchange Server group, the preferences that you have set, and how many emails you want to send. Usually, Exchange Server doesn’t send alerts for every email you send, but you can now use the DSR to do this. In this case, you can decide what you want to do by using your Exchange Server account management tool.
With all of the features that Exchange Server 2020 and Exchange Server 2020 have to offer, it’s amazing that the software is still such a popular piece of software. After all, it’s the foundation for all of your email needs.