I can send email but can't receive email with Microsoft Exchange Server

Posted on 2007-04-02
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I am trying to set up a Microsoft Exchange Server.  I have Windows 2003 server running.  I have pointed my mx record to my static ip.  I can send email, but I can't receive.

Question by:wyodisney
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ID: 18837750
put your smtp domain name in http://www.checkdns.net/quickcheckdomainf.aspx and check if it reports any errors
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ID: 18838334
Have you placed the MX record in a DNS server on the internet? You normally need to get your ISP or hosing company to do this so external mail can find your server.

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ID: 18838697
I clicked on the link and did a DNS check.  It looks like I have a couple errors.  One says Error connecting to mail server stridekids.com port 25: connection refused.
Another says answer from dns1.earthlink.net: host smtp.stridekids.com not found and the last error says Some of the MX do not work properly.
Do I just contact earthlink?
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>>Do I just contact earthlink?
if they manage your external DNS, yes.


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ID: 18841341
make sure ISP is forwarding emails to your Static IP Router and then router is configured to send the mails to your exchange server.

Author Comment

ID: 18904938
I finally got this.  Thanks to all the good suggestions.  It was all my own stupidity.  I had the port forwarded on my router but I I overlooked forwarding the port on my modem.  Thank you all for the suggestions.

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Glad your problem got solved.

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