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I recently setup a sbs 2003 server I followed the SBS 2003 setup suggestion, and my internal domain name is called nuzoomediainc.local. I have also registered an Internet domain name www.nuzoo.biz. I also have a website www.nuzoo.biz setup with email. I'm now ready to move from external POP3 accounts to an internally hosted Exchange mailboxes. How do I get mail addressed to nuzoo.biz delivered to my exchange server. I thought all I had to do was change the MX record on nuzoo.biz to the IP address of my sbs.
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TG TranIT guy
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Beside setup MX record, you need
1.  Open SMTP on your firewall and direct it to your SBS server
2.  Create recipient policy to make SBS receives mail for the .BIZ domain and all users have .BIZ address
3.  You can use POP3 connector to download mail in the interim

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Make sure the email addresses user@nuzoo.biz are associated with the AD users (on the email tab of the user properties). If not, you should update your recipient policy to have those addresses created automatically. Then it should work...
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MX record pointing to the external IP which NAT into your SBS internal IP
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Since it's SBS 2003, the recipient policy can be configured using the "Configure E-mail and Internet Connection" Wizard (CEICW) from the "Internet and E-mail" section of the Server Management console.  At one point during the wizard, you'll be asked to specify your e-mail domain.  That'll set the recipient policy.  You may already know this, but it's a good idea to use the built-in wizards to configure SBS whenever you have the option to do so.

You will also need to forward TCP port 25 to your server, as has been said.  The wizard won't do that for you...unless you have a uPnP router and you allow the wizard to configure it.  (I usually do that part manually, though.)

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Wow you people are fast! Everyone can have as many points as they want...I really am a newbie at this and need a little more guidance.

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
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spiderbuzz,

Please see this article about the steps you need to take:  http://sbsurl.com/pop2smtp

Also, definitely listen to DrDave242... everything you need to do to configure your SBS is done with the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW -- which is linked as Connect to the Internet in the Server Management Console > To-Do List)

A visual how-to for the CEICW is here:  http://sbsurl.com/ceicw


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OK. I'm using sbs firewall. I have followed "Configure E-mail and Internet Connection" Wizard and have declared nuzoo.biz. From what I can tell there is a recipient policy for spider@nuzoo.biz. When I go to mail.nuzoo.biz I am directed to the company web page for nuzoo.biz. When i send mail otside of the network to spider@nuzoo.biz it goes nowhere??????
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal Consultant
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spiderbuzz,

How long ago did you configure your MX record?  Because I just got a successfull test from www.dnsstuff.com:

Getting MX record for nuzoo.biz (from local DNS server, may be cached)... Got it!

Host Preference IP(s) [Country] mail.nuzoo.biz. 10 75.146.118.5 [US] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Step 1:  Try connecting to the following mailserver:
         mail.nuzoo.biz. - 75.146.118.5

Step 2:  If still unsuccessful, queue the E-mail for later delivery.
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Trying to connect to all mailservers:

   mail.nuzoo.biz. - 75.146.118.5  [Successful connect: Got a good response [250 2.1.5 spider@nuzoo.biz ]] (took 0.688 seconds)

It can take up to 48-hours for your domain to propagate to all name servers on the Internet... but usually its a bit faster than that.
Just be patient.

Jeff
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The MX record was configured around 10 am today. I will be patient;(

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Thanks you all. I'm not sure what the problem was it just started working. Perhaps it was simple DNS propagation.

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