I still desperately trying to get this issue resolved...
Here is the deal.. I have a single Exchange 2003 server on Server 2003 that is also the DC and DNS server for a small business. The company just got a few BlackBerrys through Nextel. The problem is we cannot send to the blackberry addresses from inside the internal network. The domain we are sending to is firstname.lastname@example.org
. My end goal is to setup a Exchange 2003 contact to forward any messages coming into our email@example.com to the firstname.lastname@example.org
t address.The exact NDS is as follows:
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
Sent: 5/3/2005 9:58 AM
The following recipient(s) could not be reached:
John Doe (Blackberry Email) on 5/3/2005 9:58 AM
The destination server for this recipient could not be found in Domain Name Service (DNS). Please verify the email address and retry. If that fails, contact your administrator.
I can email any other external domain fine. I don't understand why this one is not working. I don't know of any other name.domain.com to try (not sure of that even matters). I tried to send to the nextel.blackberry.net domain from many other locations (work, school, ect.) and it works fine. I did a NSLOOKUP I get a reply, yet the email still does get delivered when I send test messages from here:
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\justin>nslookup -q=mx nextel.blackberry.net
nextel.blackberry.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx01.bwc.na.blackbe
nextel.blackberry.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx02.bwc.na.blackbe
nextel.blackberry.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx03.bwc.na.blackbe
nextel.blackberry.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx04.bwc.na.blackbe
nextel.blackberry.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx05.bwc.na.blackbe
nextel.blackberry.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx06.bwc.na.blackbe
nextel.blackberry.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx07.bwc.na.blackbe
nextel.blackberry.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx08.bwc.na.blackbe
internet address = 22.214.171.124
internet address = 126.96.36.199
internet address = 188.8.131.52
internet address = 184.108.40.206
internet address = 220.127.116.11
internet address = 18.104.22.168
internet address = 22.214.171.124
internet address = 126.96.36.199
internet address = 188.8.131.52
internet address = 184.108.40.206
internet address = 220.127.116.11
internet address = 18.104.22.168
internet address = 22.214.171.124
internet address = 126.96.36.199
C:\Documents and Settings\justin>
I few people recommended I setup a custom SMTP connector to route email destined to nextel.blackberry.com through my ISP SMTP gateway (smtp.popp.net). I did that per the instructions below, but still no luck.
Telnet test results:
C:\Documents and Settings\justin>telnet nextel.blackberry.net 25
Connecting To nextel.blackberry.net...Co
uld not open connection to the host,
port 25: Connect failed
ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.1/8.13.0; Tue, 17 May 2005 00
There seems to be a problem with the nextel name somehow. Is there a way to tell exchange to connect to the mx record when send mail to the nextel domain?