Email Server

I am using windows SBS 2003 and I have setup exchange to be an email server. I can send emails to but I cannot send to test@ipaddress. Why is this?
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amzwegConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You must mail to a domain name not to an IP number.
When you send to someone@ipaddress then Exchange will think that the IPaddress is actually a domain name and will try to resolve the name to an ip number, this will obviously fail.

If you want to mail directly to an IP number do the following:
A. Create an SMTP connector with a smart host for the specific IP number and set the address scope to @hello.lan
then you can mail to someone@hello.lan and the Exchange Server will know what to do with the email message.

B. Create a zone called hello.lan , add an MX records in that zone with the IP number.
Now you can also mail to someone@hello.lan and the Exchange server will know what to do with it.

Have you configured exchange in Outlook and if yes what version of outlook ?

What type of error message do you get , if you get any  ?

cts001Author Commented:
i have not configured exchange in outlook im simply using outlook express but when I try to send to the IP Address from another location i get a domain not found error.
Normally you want your mail server to name not ip address why do it respond to an ip address. you could do this by adding a domain to the email server that is an ip address and not name but Why would what to do this ?
I was under the impression you cannot email to name@IPADDRESS

I could be wrong, and If I am then I've learned something new but im pretty sure you cannot email to an IP address
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