I recently setup my domain name angnetworking[dot]com on Windows Server 2003 Std Edition w/SP1 and Exchange 2003. In my registrar I have setup an MX record for mail.angnetworking[dot]com which points to my correct IP address of the mail server (currently there is only one server in the domain which handles DNS, MAIL, AD, etc).
My internet message formats in ESM has a domain wildcard of '*' to allow e-mails from any domain and my recipient policy has an SMTP type of '@angnetworking[dot]com'.
I don't have any anti-virus or spam blockers installed at all. I have checked DNSReport and it looks like everything is fine.
I also tried to send mail via Telnet. I do telnet angnetworking[dot]com 25 and I get connected. I type HELO and get a response. I type MAIL FROM: and enter a personal e-mail addy and it says sender OK. Then I type RCPT TO: ggross@angnetworking[dot].com and it gets stuck. It never says 'Recipient OK'.
Thus, when I attempt to send e-mail to ggross@angnetworking[dot]com (or any other email account in the domain) from any external domain, I get the following message:
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Delivery to the following recipients failed.
X-Display-Name: Greg Gross
I'm sorry if this is a duplicate post (I'm sure it is) but I have searched similar topics to no avail.
Thank you to all who reply/help. If I figure out how to assign/award points to anyone who offers assistance, I will surely do that and be very generous!