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Sending Emails from Internet to Exchange Server (Authoritative Domain)

Posted on 2008-10-03
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I've successfully set up my exchange server to send out emails using an authoritative domain other than my current active directory domain, however I'm having difficulties allowing incoming messages from the internet to be delivered to the exchange server mailboxes.

I set up a recieve connector through the EMC of exchange 2007, under the Hub Transport > Receive connectors and set the IP address range from 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255.

I have the mrjanitorialsupplies.net domain I am using to test before we move to the .com address, so I was wondering what steps do I need to do to accomplish this.  See attached jpg for MX record screen shot.

As a note, the IP address of our server is the 208 address.
Secureserver.net is GoDaddy's email hosting service, and we would like to steer away from that and use our current exchange server, obviously :)

Am I missing anything else?

Thanks in advance.


Chris  


**ERROR RESPONSE**

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at smtpauth19.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<user@mrjanitorialsupplies.net>:
64.202.166.11 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 550 sorry, mail to that recipient is not accepted (#5.7.1) Giving up on 64.202.166.11.

--- Below this line is a copy of the message.

Return-Path: <fred@company.com>
Received: (qmail 23213 invoked from network); 3 Oct 2008 13:49:07 -0000
Received: from unknown (99.251.19.197)
  by smtpauth19.prod.mesa1.secureserver.net (64.202.165.30) with ESMTP; 03 Oct 2008 13:49:06 -0000
From: "Fred" <fred@ccompany.com>
To: "'User'" <kevinw@mrjanitorialsupplies.net>
Subject: Hey User!!!
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 09:49:08 -0400
Message-ID: <000c01c9255e$cfdd9a50$6f98cef0$@com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
&#9;boundary="----=_NextPart_000_000D_01C9253D.48CBFA50"
X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook 12.0
Thread-Index: AcklXs8O6PmBD030Tb26SazEy3lbag==
Content-Language: en-ca

This is a multipart message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_000D_01C9253D.48CBFA50
Content-Type: text/plain;
&#9;charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Hey kev buddy ol pal...
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Your MX is wrong. The Priority 0 is only accepting emails sent to 'user'@exchange.mrjanitorialsupplies.net.

You need to change the host to the @ symbol and Goes To to exchange.mrjanitorialsupplies.net

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by:Chris James
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I actually just had a huge issue with Exchange and I have to format the server and start from scratch.

The services were hanging and the mail server wasnt able to establish a connection to the AD machine either.

I will report back with the results once I have everything back up and running.

I've changed the MX records, please see attached update.

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No, the dns is still wrong. Here is a screenshot of how it should look.
dnssettings.bmp
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Just pay attention to the A Record for exchange and the MX record that points to it.

(ignore teh fact there I have no @ A Record, this was for example for you only.)
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So this should allow incoming and outgoing emails to the exchange server? I would also have to open ports 25 and possibly 53 in my router/firewall, correct?
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Thank you.
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