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Config Exch 5.5 to send/recieve internet mail

Posted on 1999-07-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
we are trying to configure Exchange server 5.5
we have a DNS registered and Notes mail but we are trying to setup a Exchange mail server 5.5 under the registerd domain
we are able to send messages on the Internet but cannot recieve
can anyone pls let me know step by step how to configure the Exchange server 5.5 foir internet mail...within a registerd DNS name

Question by:sharann
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Expert Comment

ID: 1625709
Are you using a seperate SMTP server(like maybe your notes servers?)Are you forwarding these messages to the SMTP server, or expecting Exchange to grab them?

Expert Comment

ID: 1625710
Do you want MS Exchange to be the default Notes foreign domain for the Exchange Server organisation?



Author Comment

ID: 1625711
I just need to configure a exchange server for internet mail send/recieive under our established domain. eg we have and the gateway is the notes one, I want to create a sub domain that works sperately, eg We are only conducting an experiment, coz one of our ex colleagues did it for a clent and hewas succesful...we create a DNS MX entry and A entry but nothing! We were able to send but not receive...when someone sends to the exchange server he will get back an error from the server sying that the recepient could not be reahed, an error that say something like "too many hops"... and the starnge thing is even without the DNS entery we can send emails....... and the exchange server is obtaning te IP configuration frm the DHCP..


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ID: 1625712
When the network on which Microsoft Exchange Server resides is connected to the Internet, the Internet Mail Connector can be configured to route and deliver SMTP mail to the Internet for an entire Microsoft Exchange organization. A domain name server (DNS) can reside either in the organization or on the Internet to assist with host-name-to-IP-address resolution.
Before you start the Internet Mail Connector, you’ll need to set up TCP/IP on the Windows NT Server computer where the Internet Mail Connector resides. In the Windows NT Control Panel, you must supply a static IP address for this server. DHCP can be used with a permanent lease on that IP address. Supply the server name as the host name, and then add the DNS search order and domain suffix search order.
The next step is to configure the domain name server. On the DNS you must specify an address record for the Internet Mail Connector. If the name of the host for the Internet Mail Connector is the same as the e-mail domain, no MX record is needed. Otherwise, add an entry to map the e-mail domain to the Internet Mail Connector host name.
Within the Microsoft Exchange Administration program, on the Internet Mail Connector Address Space property page, define the address spaces or set of names for which this Internet Mail Connector is responsible. Specify SMTP with a cost of one to designate this Internet Mail Connector will handle all SMTP traffic. When more than one Internet Mail Connector is installed on your network, mail will be routed using the lowest-cost SMTP connector available. You can balance the load across Internet Mail Connectors by assigning the same costs to each route.
To complete the Internet Mail Connector setup, you must specify an administrator’s mailbox on the General property page and other delivery, content, and security settings that are discussed in the configuration options section. The mailbox specified in the administrator’s mailbox will receive delivery status messages. This mailbox can be an existing mailbox or one created specifically to receive the messages.


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