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Sending mail outside my domain from exchange 2007

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I have installed exchange 2007 x64 on windows 2004 X64 server. I used all the default settings to get exchange setup. I can log into my accounts via owa. I can send mail internally but I can not send ANY mail outside my domain. Being new to exchange is theire a connector I need to manually configure or something else I am forgetting?
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have you configured a Send Connector?
This has to be set under Organisation Configuration in Hub Transport. The type needs to be "Internet"
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I created a send connector and named it "Test". Under protocol logging level I put in my fqdn, exchgsvr.moermond.com.Under address space i put in my domain name, moermond.com.Under network I have the radio button checked for "Use domain name system (DNS) MX records to route mail automatically.Under source server I added my exchgsvr. I tested the settings and it still is not sending.

One thing I just found out is that in dnsstuff.com it says it can not connect to my mail server. Port 25 is open on my firewall and the windows firewall is off.

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upon further review I have several issues with dns. I need to get these worked out first.
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It appears I have fixed the problem according to www.checkdns.com. However, when I lookup up my domain name on dnsstuff.com, I get 3 failures.

1) MX is hostname, not IP
2) Reverse DNS entries for MX records
3) Failure to connect to mail server

My domain is hosted with godaddy.com I have total control of DNS, Nameservers, etc.
I will put down what I have for dns at godaddy's web site

A (Host)  Records
moermond.com points to 66.161.246.138
mail points to 66.161.246.138
www points to 66.161.246.138
exchgsvr points to 66.161.246.138

MX record
priority = 10       host = @     goes to 66.161.246.138


On my 2003 server I have the following for dns settings

A records

exchgsvr points to 66.161.246.138
www points to 66.161.246.138
NS points to exchgsvr.moermond.com (FQDN)

MX record

priority = 10     points to FQDN of exchgsvr.moermond.com

Please let me know if I need to change my configuration either on my server or with godaddy, or both
Top Expert 2006

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Your MX records are incorrect in that they point to an IP address. They should point to a server address.
eg:  mail.yourdomain.com

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Alright......got the issue corrected. It ended up being 2 part. DNS and exchange 2007 connector issue. Tahnks for your help.
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