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i've set up sbs 2003 premium with microsoft exchange 2003 using pop3 due to using dynamic IP so i cant get mx files i set up exchange using pop3 connecter manger i can recieve email but cant sent out also i cant access outlook web access from the internet, i open up all necessary port on router and still nothing need some direction !!!!
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First try www.no-ip.org you can download a little app that sits on your server and will update their DNS every time you IP changes, Then you can have MX records.

I don't see how a dynamic IP has anything to do with what protocols you are using. Do you have SMTP up and running? Can you telnet to the box on port 25?

What ports do you have opened?

Is the mail you recieve from other people on your network or from the internet?

Can you telnet to the box on port 25?
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yes i can telnet to box
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i want to be able to send and access web outlook
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So you have outlook set up using pop3? If so you need to also set up smtp at the client. Why can't you use mapi again?
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i have smtp virtual server running and can i be guided thru this
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Is there a reason why i can't access my web outlook ?
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Lets start over from the beginning.

Your SBS server has a static IP correct? Your clients are DHCP? Your WAN IP is DHCP?

What is the name of your server and what is its internal IP?

when you go to http://<ip of server>/exchange  What happens?

Confirm all of that, and we should have a path to go down.
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the name of server is EXPEDIOU-ZX0AUR internal ip 192.168.1.102 when i type http://192.168.1.102/exchange i get the page but when i do with external ip i get page cant be displayed. And i still cant sent out email
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ok when i did from an outside it works ok thank you but why can i sent out email
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web access is working except i can't send out email
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i need help with the smtp
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From both web mail and outlook? How do you know that you can't send it? Simply because it doesn't get there or do you get an error? Check the queues in the exchange system manager, do you have a lot of messages queued up? Since you are on a dynamic IP you certianly wont have a PTR record, this will cause most spam filters to flag you and a lot of servers wont even accept your messages. I strongly suggest getting a static IP from your carrier.
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messages with an unreachable destination 24 all in queues
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That sounds like DNS. Get SMTPDIAG from microsoft and install it.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bc1881c7-925d-4a29-bd42-71e8563c80a9&displaylang=en

It should give you an idea as to why it is failing. If you need help with it let me know.
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hey when i exe it comes and goes quick cant catch what it saids any ideas?
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In the dos window you want to go to the directory that smtpdiag is located in. To make this easy, I usually copy the exe to the root for drive C:.

So copy the smtpdiag.exe to the c:

Click start select run, type cmd hit ok

in the black window type the following...

cd \  <enter>

smtpdiag <your email address> < space bar> <the email address you want ot send to> and hit enter. It will write some results to the window. Copy and paste them here.

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Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd\operez@mail.expediousnetworks.com yve
tte64@tampabay.rr.com
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd\smtpdiagoperez@mail.expedious.com yve
tte64@tampabay.rr.com
The system cannot find the path specified.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd\

C:\>smtpdiag operez@expediousnetworks.com yvette64@tampabay.rr.com
'smtpdiag' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>smtpdiagoperez@mail.expediousbetworks.com yvette64@tampabay.rr.com
'smtpdiagoperez@mail.expediousbetworks.com' is not recognized as an internal or
external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\>smtpdiag operez@mail.expediousnetworks.com yvette64@tampabay.rr.com

Searching for Exchange external DNS settings.
Computer name is EXPEDIOU-ZX0AUR.
VSI 1 has the following external DNS servers:
71.74.56.22

Checking SOA for tampabay.rr.com.
Checking external DNS servers.
Checking internal DNS servers.
DNS server [71.74.56.22] did not return a valid SOA record.
SOA serial number match: Failed with one or more failures.

Checking local domain records.
Checking MX records using TCP: mail.expediousnetworks.com.
Checking MX records using UDP: mail.expediousnetworks.com.
Both TCP and UDP queries succeeded. Local DNS test passed.

Checking remote domain records.
Checking MX records using TCP: tampabay.rr.com.
Checking MX records using UDP: tampabay.rr.com.
Both TCP and UDP queries succeeded. Remote DNS test passed.

Checking MX servers listed for yvette64@tampabay.rr.com.
Connecting to hrndva-smtpin01.mail.rr.com [71.74.56.243] on port 25.
Error: Expected "220". Server is not accepting connections.
Failed to submit mail to hrndva-smtpin01.mail.rr.com.
Connecting to hrndva-smtpin02.mail.rr.com [71.74.56.244] on port 25.
Error: Expected "220". Server is not accepting connections.
Failed to submit mail to hrndva-smtpin02.mail.rr.com.

C:\>
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Failed to submit mail to hrndva-smtpin02.mail.rr.com.

C:\>smtpdiag operez@expediousnetworks.com raylee@scomputers.co

Searching for Exchange external DNS settings.
Computer name is EXPEDIOU-ZX0AUR.
VSI 1 has the following external DNS servers:
71.74.56.22

Checking SOA for scomputers.com.
Checking external DNS servers.
Checking internal DNS servers.
DNS server [71.74.56.22] did not return a valid SOA record.
SOA serial number match: Failed with one or more failures.

Checking local domain records.
Checking MX records using TCP: expediousnetworks.com.
Checking MX records using UDP: expediousnetworks.com.
Both TCP and UDP queries succeeded. Local DNS test passed.

Checking remote domain records.
Checking MX records using TCP: scomputers.com.
Checking MX records using UDP: scomputers.com.
Both TCP and UDP queries succeeded. Remote DNS test passed.

Checking MX servers listed for raylee@scomputers.com.
Connecting to pamx1.hotmail.com [65.54.247.8] on port 25.
Error: Expected "250". Server rejected the sender address.
Failed to submit mail to pamx1.hotmail.com.
Connecting to pamx1.hotmail.com [65.54.247.22] on port 25.
Error: Expected "250". Server rejected the sender address.
Failed to submit mail to pamx1.hotmail.com.
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Ok this is likely because you do not have a PTR record in your public DNS. You need to get a static record from your ISP and add the PTR record to their public DNS. 250 server rejected means your server is sending the mail, the other servers out there refuse to accept them.
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do i get ptr from my mail serverwhere i host my website  or my isp they are both different
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this is what i get now yvette64@tampabay.rr.com on 10/23/2008 10:38 PM
  This message was rejected due to the current administrative policy by the destination server. Please retry at a later time. If that fails, contact your system administrator.
  <mail.expediousnetworks.com #4.3.2>
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Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator> cd/

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd\

C:\>smtpdiag operez@expediousnetworks.com yvette64@tampabay.rr.com

Searching for Exchange external DNS settings.
Computer name is EXPEDIOU-ZX0AUR.
VSI 1 has the following external DNS servers:
71.74.56.22

Checking SOA for tampabay.rr.com.
Checking external DNS servers.
Checking internal DNS servers.
DNS server [71.74.56.22] did not return a valid SOA record.
SOA serial number match: Failed with one or more failures.

Checking local domain records.
Checking MX records using TCP: expediousnetworks.com.
Checking MX records using UDP: expediousnetworks.com.
Both TCP and UDP queries succeeded. Local DNS test passed.

Checking remote domain records.
Checking MX records using TCP: tampabay.rr.com.
Checking MX records using UDP: tampabay.rr.com.
Both TCP and UDP queries succeeded. Remote DNS test passed.

Checking MX servers listed for yvette64@tampabay.rr.com.
Connecting to hrndva-smtpin01.mail.rr.com [71.74.56.243] on port 25.
Error: Expected "220". Server is not accepting connections.
Failed to submit mail to hrndva-smtpin01.mail.rr.com.
Connecting to hrndva-smtpin02.mail.rr.com [71.74.56.244] on port 25.
Error: Expected "220". Server is not accepting connections.
Failed to submit mail to hrndva-smtpin02.mail.rr.com.

C:\>
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PTR is a type of DNS record. Basically the remote mail server checks to see if that record matches the IP of your mail server. This would be the external IP that you said is not static. You need to contact whoever provides your internet access and ask for both, they will know what you are talking about.
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is there a way you can walk me thru just doing with mx records and the program that updates the mx records incase of  a ip change cause provider can't help me they dont know what i'm talking about
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The program will solve incomming mail issues that might arise, but the best bet is to get DNS and a static IP going. Who is your provider? Ask them for nothing more than the static IP. Once you get that, we can set up DNS almost anywhere, like network solutions for example. Else, I will help you with the dynamic dns service I was talking about prior. Let me know what you would like to do.
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