Odd Exchange Server Setup SMTP mail will not deliver to local domain through SMTP virtual server
Posted on 2006-06-08
I have a bit of an odd setup at one client. When I setup the SBS, they didn't want to use the exchange server as they had existing POP mail that they are happy with. Recently, I setup and enabled the Exchange server just for calendaring so they could share some calendar info. Because of this, each user has two accounts setup in their Outlook 2003 client: 1) Exchange Server to access Calendar and 2) Internet POP account to get mail which is their default account. This seems to work okay. With the last user, I decided to get creative, so I set them up with an exchange account only and use the POP3 connector to download their mail. This works except when she tries to send mail to a local user. If she does, she almost instantly gets a message:
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
Sent: 6/8/2006 1:14 PM
The following recipient(s) could not be reached:
firstname.lastname@example.org on 6/8/2006 1:14 PM
The e-mail account does not exist at the organization this message was sent to. Check the e-mail address, or contact the recipient directly to find out the correct address.
My assumption is that the mail server is saying, "Oh, that's internal, so I won't go through the SMTP virutual server." Is their a way to force all Internet messages to go through the SMTP Virtual Server? Or am I way off base and something else is going on?