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Exchange SBS server Invalid Address and Unable to Relay problems

Posted on 2009-04-16
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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, domain.com and domain.net. I've created a recipient policy, and all users have an email address like user@domain.com as primary, and another users@domain.net listed nicely in active directory.

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

250 sbssrv01.rover.local Hello []
mail from: mymail@mydomain.nl
250 2.1.0 mymail@mydomain.nl....Sender OK
rcpt to: user@domain.net
500 5.3.3 Unrecognized command
rcpt to: user@domain.net
501 5.5.4 Invalid Address
rcpt to: user@domain.com
550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for user@domain.com

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

ID: 24156911
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.

Author Comment

ID: 24159637
are you sure that's also necessary when the event log DOES state that the metabase was updated?

Author Comment

ID: 24159922
mostly cuz it's not my server and it'll take a week or so to get that done ;-)

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Azhrei1 earned 0 total points
ID: 24218437
well...apparently that didn't help...

uninstalling McAfee Protection Pilot did though...:)

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