SBS 2003 Exchange server holding all mail
Posted on 2009-05-01
I have a SBS 2003 server that I hate. This thing is a real piece of crap.
I have it all setup to for e-mail/exchange services. I have the right DNS settings. I have a MX record setting. I was previously running this client's email on a really nice Linux based Zimbra server with no issues. The client wanted his mail moved in house. I moved it in house. Now I'm having a migraine.
The Exchange server is holding all mail up. It is sitting in the outgoing mail queues and I don't know why. I do not know anything about Exchange. The client is getting NDR's and handing me my ass. He has a business to run and the mail is not flowing.
So, I need a little help. I have no need to use the SBS POP3 connector. All mail comes here and leaves here. The client owns the domain name. I have looked in the queues. I am holding mail up for everybody: Hotmail, yahoo, etc.. I can telnet from the server to the hotmail mail servers just fine so I know its not a connectivity issue. Its just sitting there. I can select force connection, but it does nothing. With Linux I could figure it out with logs. The logs for this thing are a joke.
The only thing I did was add another port to the SMTP Virtual server. The client has Comcast at home. Comcast is blocking all port 25 traffic from his connection. I have setup an alternate port (2525) in the SMTP server settings. I left the default port 25 there and added the extra.
Can someone help me with this? I'm really hating exchange right now.