Relaying denied

Posted on 2006-07-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Getting a "reason: 553 sorry, relaying denied from your location" error on messages sent to [example domain]

I have an SBS server setup for domain I want all of my users to be able to receive mail for their name at, so I setup my A name DNS entry on to point to the IP address of my server, same as is set up.  I added to my recipient policies and applied them, and I tried allowing relaying from, but I get the same error.  Any ideas?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 250 total points
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You have to do a bit more than that... follow the exact instructions detailed here:

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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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P. S.  Or perhaps you just left out the @ when adding to your policies?


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I've gone through those steps several times before, just checked to make sure I've still got the @ symbol.  Still a bit baffeled.

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I found out that I had mistakenly chosen to use the default DNS servers of the remote host  that I bought the webserver from when I moved my domain over. Messages weren't even reaching the exchange server, but getting bounced at the external web server.  Changed the DNS servers and all is well.

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