Getting Exchange server recieve mails with no-ip.com

Hi Experts,

I have been stuggling to get my exchange server. I have roadrunner service and heard that No-ip dynamic dns can help on hosting my own exchange server. So, i registered for a domain name and i can't seem to get it to work.  Here's what i have.

1 linksys router
1 Win2003 server (That's my AD as well)
1 Winxp workstation
1 laptop

My cable modem is connected to my linksys router WAN port and the servers and workstations are connected to the LAN ports. I am able to get to the internet fine.

I installed Exchange 2003 on the server and installed no-ip updater. When i ran the updater it updates my domain and dns. When i check for my MX on www.dnsstuff.com it shows that it is point to the ip i got from roadrunner. But for some reason recieving emails.

Why isn't route the mail to the server? is it because the router does not know what to do when mail arrive? or something else???

Thanks in advance.
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shankshankCommented:
you will have to enable port forwarding on your router. So port 25, SMTP, should be forwarded on your linksys router to the IP of the exchange server. best and easiest thing is to add the email server to a dmz.
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shankshankCommented:
sorry was in a rush so basically it sees your internet IP, the roadrunner issueed ip, and that is the IP on the MX record. Now you have a connection from outside email server to your router. From the router, you goto the web console, forward smtp port 25 to the exchange server. Then mail goes to it.

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