554 could not connect and send the mail

Posted on 2005-05-09
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Running Merak mail server, had some proplems months ago with dns and rdns, got that squared away, everything has been fine, now starting to get mail back again.

Returned mail: could not connect and send the mail to, while issuing MX query to
554 DNS server responded with 3 (Domain Not Found). is the dns NewEdge networks gave me, it has always worked.

my mail server is
Could this be a problem with my isps dns?
i do use to resolve and change my sites quicker.
But dnsmadeeasy and newedge assured me this was ok. as I said it has been running fine until a couple of days ago?

Thanks Tim
Question by:moneygrip
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    Possible Solutions:
    1. Check you are sure that you have the right address
    2. check the options tab on your account -- make sure the Megabyte send limit per day and the Number send limit per day haven't been set.
    3. set the users primary alias to their public email address which you set in recipient policies.
    4. Is there a catchall email-id for the domain?


    there are some issues with E2k looking as if it is open to relay when it is not. Please go through this KB article step by step. It features some tests that you should carry out, and links to other articles that will help you configure smtp properly -;en-us;304897&Product=exch2k

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