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I cannot receive or send mail on exchange server

Posted on 2007-11-29
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I cannot send or receive on an exchange server
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Question by:alee75
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by:greymirror
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Have you just set up the server?
Do you have other users connected to your mail server? Can they get mail?
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A home network?
Do you have a domain registered to you?
Do you have a static IP connected to your domain name in a proper DNS record?
Are the paths set for port forwarding in your firewall/router?
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I cannot send mail nor can I receive mail.  I have a domain registered.  I do have a static IP from my ISP.  

I am not sure if I have the proper DNS records.  I am allowing SMTP traffic through the firewall/router.  Is there another port that I need to allow through?  I think the problem lies within DNS.  I am not sure of the correct DNS records to make.  
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Normally, you should be able to get help from your ISP to have your DNS records taken care of by them, possibly for a small fee. You need to have an MX record to be able to receive mail (pointing to your IP), among others.
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Is it possible to use an exchange server with Go Daddy and Comcast Residential Service?
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