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Problems setting up Exchange Server on SBS 2003 - can send mail but can't receive

Posted on 2007-12-05
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Hi All,

Bit of a novice user here trying to setup Exchange on SBS 2003.  I have been able to send mail but i don't seem to be getting anything through. Being a novice when it comes to exchange i am not sure where to start troubleshooting!  Here is how it is setup:

Forward all mail to server at ISP   -   i have actually forwarded it all to my web host (which should be fine). So the email server is mail.sitename.com

For retrieval I have
POP3 connector - UNTICKED
Use Exchange ticked
   email is held at my ISP until my server sends a signal
   email server to send signal to is mail.sitename.com
   type of signal is Turn after Auth

We have a dynamic IP address which is why I am doing it this way. If there is a better/easier way of doing this then i am willing to be told! (other than getting a static IP!)

So...any guidance would be appreciated :)

thanks in advanced.

Graham.
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I believe your ISP would need to be setup for you to use the option "email is held at my ISP until my server sends a signal".

If you want to use your ISP's email server for incoming mail and then have it transferred to your exhange server then use the POP3 connector.  You need to set it up for each user and specify the mailbox to put the mail in.  If you have a lot of users it can be a bit of work.

What I do with my server is this:
Setup my domain using www.changeip.com and their dynamic DNS service.
Set my server name as the MX record.

Email comes directly to my server.

You don't need them to handle your DNS, you can just set it up so you get a hostname and then set that hostname as your MX record on whatever system handles your DNS.
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Hi, Thanks for the reply.  well i actually have a dyndns.org address pointing to the domain anyway, could i just use that and set it up as a mx record with my host?   Or do i need a specific service from the dynamic domain ip provider ????

Cheers,

Graham.
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the dyndns should work great.
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ok, i will give it a go now and let you know how it goes :)

thanks for the guidance.

Graham
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Working nicely!! Thanks very much for your help Tom!!

Have a nice day!

Graham.
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