I am currently using SBS 2003 Standard Edition. I have the Exchange pop3 connector enabled with the information entered for the users. My ISP is Bellsouth.net, I have a DSL account with them. The mail server is mail.bellsouth.net. The problem is that I have been unable to get email to send to AOL recipients. I get the following error:
Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
Subject: Test Mail
Sent: 4/9/2007 5:24 PM
The following recipient(s) could not be reached:
firstname.lastname@example.org on 4/9/2007 5:24 PM
There was a SMTP communication problem with the recipient's email server. Please contact your system administrator.
<bellsouth.net #5.5.0 smtp;550 relaying mail to aol.com is not allowed>
I have looked at several articles at this website and others in order to resolve this problem and have not been able to get it to work. I tried the option of setting up the SMTP virtual connector as suggested by info on www.amset.info
. I also changed the smart hosts from mail.bellsouth.net to their IP addr that I found by doing the following command, nslookup -q=mx bellsouth.net. It responded with:
C:\Documents and Settings\Hob>nslookup -q=mx bellsouth.net
*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.20: Non-existent domain
*** Default servers are not available
bellsouth.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx01.mail.bellsouth.net
bellsouth.net MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx00.mail.bellsouth.net
mx01.mail.bellsouth.net internet address = 22.214.171.124
mx00.mail.bellsouth.net internet address = 126.96.36.199
I listed the ip addrs of [188.8.131.52];[205.152.5
8.32] as the locations in the option, Foward all mail through this connector to the following smart hosts. I created my local server as the local bridgehead server, then went to the Address Space tab and entered the domain, aol.com as an address space. I checked the "Allow messages to be relayed to these domains" checkbox.
Any detailed information to get this to work right would be most appreciated. Getting email in SBS 2003 Exchange to work correctly should be as simple as setting up email accounts in Outlook.