Unable to receive mail sent through outlook or third party clients

I just setup my Small Business server and got Exchange up and running.  I can send email out from my domain, but I am not getting any emails in.  I notice that that the mailbox store shows messages, but the outlook client showing nothing.

I can telnet to my exchange server from a remote machine and can send a test a message that way with 100% success.

Any other ports need to be opened besides 25?

I am stumped
bkalickiAsked:
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tomcahillCommented:
if there are messages in the mailbox outlook should see them.

Make sure yoru outlook is setup with the correct mailbox.

I would try deleting the OST file and let outlook re-create it, it will (should) pull the messages down again when doing this.
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bkalickiAuthor Commented:
That did not make any difference.  

I have remote web workplace active, and that doesn't show any emails.  I can email out just fine, but when I send a email to my domain, it goes no where.  I have message tracking turned on, but it doesnt even show up there.  

I don't get any NDRs
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tomcahillCommented:
are you sure your domain MX records are setup correctly.

You need to setup your DNS records so that your server is the MX record.  You will need to have a static IP address and the PTR record resolving to your email server, or a dynamic DNS service that can handle that for you, or a SMTP smart host.
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bkalickiAuthor Commented:
The issue is not with sending mail.  I am using my ISPs SMTP server as a smart host and that is working just fine.   Both my MX 0 and MX10 entries point to my IP and my firewall has port 25 opened up for the server on my LAN  

Right now, I don't have a static address, but that is not a big deal since my IP rarely changes and if it does, I have access to change the MX records accordingly.

The only reason I would need a PTR record was for sending email, but since I am going through my ISPs, SMTP server which has a PTR record, that is not the problem
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bkalickiAuthor Commented:
I went back and checked my MX records again, and noticed that I did not input information correctly.  Silly small mistake but glad I had someone like you point it out. Thanks
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bkalickiAuthor Commented:
Ok, I am an idiot.  I went back and checked my MX records and noticed that I did not input some information correctly.   After making the corrections, I can receive email through outlook like a normal setup.   Thanks tomcahill for pointing out even the smallest of things that can cause issues.
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