?
Solved

MX record issue local web server external mail server

Posted on 2006-11-20
9
Medium Priority
?
257 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
I am running a local web server and exchange server.  I use exchange to relay mail for whatever purpose.  my mail servers however are hosted offsite.  

my problem is I can not relay mail from my local exchange server to any address with my hosted domain name.  so...

blah@mydomain.com will not relay internally if I use my exchange server.    

currently I've the DNS records setup as such:

(A) mail.mydomain.com = ip of offsite mail server

(MX) mail.mydomain.com priority 10.

using my local dns server when I do an nslookup type mx on mydomain.com it comes up with the external mail server address... but I still can't get it to work.  
0
Comment
Question by:ictinus
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:susanzeigler
ID: 17988108
It sounds like possibly the Exchange server thinks it is responsible for that domain and is conflicting with itself. When you try to send a message that fails, what is the error you get?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ictinus
ID: 17989328
that sounds accurate and a very good possibility... error messages... to date I haven't been able to induce an error they just get lost someplace.  
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ictinus
ID: 17989333
maybe I need to add another smtp connector?
0
Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:susanzeigler
ID: 17990959
Which version of exchange are you using? And do you have any mailboxes set up on that exchange server which use that domain?
0
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 1400 total points
ID: 17991043
If the external domain is listed in your recipient policy then Exchange will by default consider itself to be responsible for all email for that domain.

SMTP Connectors are for outbound email only, so will play no part in this delivery.

Ideally you should have email on one or other server, not trying to share it with another server.

You might get away with going in to the recipient policy and deselecting the option about Exchange being responsible for all email for that domain.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ictinus
ID: 17992031
I'm running Exchange 2003 and tried to deselect the two deal in the recipient policy however apparently you need at least one in this case my domain name.  

if I created a mailbox for myself using my domain.  I can send mail but can't recieve any mail.  
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:susanzeigler
ID: 17996908
If I understand you correctly, ecxhange is only being used to send mail from the website--or are others internally sending mail through it? The server is not being used for collection of any local mail on the hosted domain. Is all of that correct?

If what I stated above, there are several scenarios that could be considered here. Simon mentioned one.

The MTA will ignore DNS if the domain is set up as a local domain in Exchange. Do you just have the one domain in in Exchange right now? Adding a second one--even if it is a third-level domain--and then deselecting the actual domain in the recipient policy might be the quickest solution.

0
 
LVL 104

Expert Comment

by:Sembee
ID: 17996965
The default domain that Exchange was built with will often not allow you to deselect the option about being responsible for all email for that domain. The work around is to put a second domain in, make it the default and don't allow Exchange to update the email addresses when prompted. You should then be able to deselect the option.
After making the change, set the domain back as the default and remove the dummy domain.

Simon.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ictinus
ID: 18013601
sorry for the delay in a response my server crashed and I had to re-install everything... so we're back to were we were.  

I followed the steps Simon and now the email doesn't get lost somewhere but I get a return notification with this error....

Reporting-MTA: dns;mishka.headquarterswholesale.com
Received-From-MTA: dns;nerv
Arrival-Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 23:21:29 -0700

Final-Recipient: rfc822;shea@headquarterswholesale.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1

maybe exchange is fixed but I have DNS issues now?
0

Featured Post

 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question