setting up email distribution list....why am i having such trouble?

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
i am trying to create a distribution list...something very simple, example-

this isnt my first time setting up a distribution list, i have other in place right now and they are working fine.

exchange 2003 on a 2003 windows server.

i go to users in AD, right click, new group.

i make it a universal, distribution group.

give it a name....tell it to make a mailbox....and proceed to finish the wizard.

it pops up in AD, i assign some members to it and as i try to test off of the network from my gmail, i get this bouncing back right away.

Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 Invalid recipient <> (#5.1.1) (state 14).

all other email is working fine and all the other distribution groups are working fine.

i dont get it.

Question by:tomdlgns

    Author Comment

    hmmmmm, something strange is going on...

    i tried to create a dummy account, just to see if i can get a regular user with a working email....same bounce back message.

    this cant be good.

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    Expert Comment

    A couple things I can think of....first, since you can create an actual email acct within 2K3/AD, I would wait for replication to occur; second, did you restart the MS Info Store service? The 'store' can cache for upwards around 2hrs (and thus your email addy not "take" until then). Try restarting that service, then test it again. Let me know and we'll go from there if need be.


    Accepted Solution

    ahhhh i am a dummy....

    i forgot to add the new distribution email to the company that holds our mx record and filters our email for virus/spam...

    i made the change online, minutes after i created this thread, but when i called to confirm, they told me there is a 4 hr propagation period.

    i just tested the distribution group and it is working as it should.

    thanks for the heads up, though, that sounds like something i need to print out and add to my "binder"

    LVL 40

    Expert Comment

    Well, I'm glad you got it figured out. :)


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