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Two questions:
1) How can I use telnet to test a NAT to a new e-mail server, behind a firewall, before changing the MX record to point to that new Exchange server?  All the exampes I find describe using the domain name in the test and when I try the IP address instead it does not work.

2) Where can I find a screen / log where I can see both incoming and outgoing e-mail traffic on an Exchange 2003 server?  I want a place I can do a quick check to see if e-mail is flowing in and out when someone says "e-mail is not working".  The queue screen in Exchange 2003 server management seems to only show outbound e-mail.

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You need to use a machine outside of the network - as simple as that. I have remote control of machines elsewhere that I use to test, or if I am on client site I will remote control my home workstation and telnet back.
You could also use something like http://whatsmyip.org/ports/ to see if the port is open. There are various other tools that do the same thing on the internet.

For checking message flow, enable message tracking.
http://www.amset.info/exchange/message-tracking.asp
Once it is enabled, simply search for messages in the last hour or so, and all messages will be shown.

Simon.
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