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Exchange on windows sbs 2003 relay help

Posted on 2006-11-16
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Hey all, need help with windows 2003 sbs with exchange,  ive got the exchange up and running, and i closed the relay but when i did that i cant receive rom outside sources ex (ex@yahoo.com,,,,ex@comcast.net,,etc"  i can send with out a problem ,  and if i want to receive i have to enable anonymous access  on the default smtp virtual server,, please help

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by:trenes
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Hi efrenmartinez,

You need anonymous access to the SMTP virtual server oherwise how do you think everybody sends mail to you or domain?
Do you think they authenticate to your domain?

Relaying is sending messages to another domain then yours, by default this is prohibited.
So no need to worry.


Cheers!
regards,

Trenes
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by:efrenmartinez
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But if i i enable anonymous, i start getting alot of queded mailed,on the server
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If it is destined for your domain then its ok. If its not then have a look here
http://www.petri.co.il/preventing_exchange_2000_2003_from_relaying.htm
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by:efrenmartinez
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hey thanks trenes, dont think that was it but it did lead me on the right track, thnx
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Please post your "solution" to help others with the same issue, thanks!
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by:efrenmartinez
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Hey sorry for late response  all i really did was on the relay  restrictions on the default smtp protocol i unchecked  the (Allow all computers which successfully authenticate to relay, regardless of list above,   then i click on users and on the group (Authenticated users i checked relay permission), it worked for me and now my relay is close and i can send and receive email from any domain.
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Forget to say  i left  on access control  anonymous access checked
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