SMTP Virtual Server Problem recieving e-mail

Posted on 2007-10-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Windows 2000 SBS
I had a problem with 100 percent cpu usage which I thought was SMTP related but turned out to be GFI mail essentials. Whist troubleshooting I changed various setting in the default SMTP virtual server and now I can only send and not recieve e-mail. My ISP who are holding my e-mails have tryed to deque twice with no success. I would like to know what areas of the virtual server are responsible for collection and what the default config should be.
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    by:Muzafar Momin
    you nned to check weather your MX ip is properly natted to your server IP with all smtp& pop ports open

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    how do i start to do this?
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    The number one reason for this is that you have turned off anonymous authentication on the SMTP virtual server. That will stop email delivery from external sources.


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    Long-term, you are better off putting ME on its own box. Better yet, put it on a DMZ. The ME manual does a decent job of explaining how to do that.
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    by:Muzafar Momin
    any up date

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