new problem just coming to the surface; my queue keeps filling up and i find no way to alleviate this problem with the exception of a reboot. i attempt a force connection, freeze all of the mails and force one and come up with nothing.
DNS is fine -
Telent works i.e. "telnet <servername> 25"
my exchange configuration
1 primary front end RPC
1 backend server RPC - location of mailboxes.
i have recently updated to SP2 for exchange; and no this problem existed before that. Servers are pathced witht he latest and greatest :)