Sent items appearing in "Drafts" in Outlook Webmail

Hi there,

I have just installed a Windows 2003 DC and a Exchange 2003 member server.  All went well with the installation and I am able to access the Exchange server webmail via http:\\servername\Exchange.  I have attempted to do this from the Exchange server itself and the DC just to test functionality.  

When I go to this web address, it prompts me for a valid domain account and password, and when authenticated, open the webmail screen.  I then went and tried creating a test message, getting a name from the GAL, and hit the Send button.  The message disappeared but it never arrives in the recipients mailbox, nor does it appear in my sent items folder.  Instead, it goes to the "Drafts" folder of the account I have sent it from.

Am I unable to perform this task from the server itself or is there something wrong with the configuration of Exchange?


Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Do telnet IP address at port 25 and let me know the result!!

Are you sure that you didn't hit SAVE instead of Send? The buttons are next to each other.

peterkennedyAuthor Commented:
Hi there,

The server does not connect when I do "telnet <IP address> 25".   It works on port 80.

The message is:

Could not open connection to the host, on port 25.  Connect failed.

Would this prevent local email from being sent through the system?
Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

The ability to telnet to port 25 would have no effect on Outlook Web Access.
IF you can send and receive email with the full Outlook client then the server will be operating correctly.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
peterkennedyAuthor Commented:
Hi guys,

Thanks for your help so far.  I found an article over the weekend that suggests that SP2 fixes this and it is a known problem.  I will patch it and let you know how it goes.
peterkennedyAuthor Commented:
SP2 solved the problem.  Thanks to both of you for your help.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.