Exchange SBS server Invalid Address and Unable to Relay problems

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Hi dear experts,

I have a problem....I've got an sbs exchange server, it's hosting 2 domains, say, and I've created a recipient policy, and all users have an email address like as primary, and another listed nicely in active directory.

Now when I telnet to this exchange server I get this:

250 sbssrv01.rover.local Hello []
mail from:
250 2.1.0 OK
rcpt to:
500 5.3.3 Unrecognized command
rcpt to:
501 5.5.4 Invalid Address
rcpt to:
550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for

It seems the server doesn't really seem to know what error it wants to dish Anyone got any idea? Any extra info needed?
Question by:Azhrei1
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    Expert Comment

    It seems that the information is not updated in metabase. Try adding a dummy recipient policy and remove it back again . And then try restarting the system attendant service and check . This is force to update the metabase.
    LVL 6

    Author Comment

    are you sure that's also necessary when the event log DOES state that the metabase was updated?
    LVL 6

    Author Comment

    mostly cuz it's not my server and it'll take a week or so to get that done ;-)
    LVL 6

    Accepted Solution

    well...apparently that didn't help...

    uninstalling McAfee Protection Pilot did though...:)

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