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Exchange 2007 port 25 not open?

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I have an SBS 2008 with exchange 2007 running. Everything works fine! except that i dont receive any mail. When i connect fromt outside to exchange i get an error that port 25 is not open??

even when i do a telnet on the server self: telenet localhost 25 i receive an error.

I have disabled the firewall on the server and same problem.

What am i missing?
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Question by:Rik Van Lier
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by:DiabloPubs
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Hi vobicom,

How have you configured your Receive Connectors with regards to Permission Groups?  You can access this information via Exchange Management Console, Server Configuration, Hub Transport -> in the lower pane, choose Receive Connectors if it's not already selected and open your Receive Connector that responds to requests on port 25.

Thanks,

Alex
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by:Cameron_S
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As Alex mentioned you will want to check your Connectors. Here is an article on how to configure them out the gate: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/11/17/431555.aspx

Aside from that, make sure the appropriate Exchange services are up and running.

Cheers,
Cameron
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by:Rik Van Lier
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there are 3 connectors:

Default Server01
Windows SBS fax sharepoint receive Server01
Windows SBS Internet Receive Server01

They all respond to port 25

and have status enabled...
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by:DiabloPubs
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Do any of them allow Anonymous Users in the Permission Groups tab?
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by:Rik Van Lier
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yes that marked
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Mestha earned 500 total points
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Was the server setup using the wizards?
What else is on the server? The fact that you cannot telnet to port 25 is a concern. That would tend to point at something blocking the port.

Simon.
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by:Rajith Enchiparambil
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Create a test account in AD with mailbox and run the last test in the Microsoft test site.
See what it flags and post the error here.

https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/

Rajith.
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by:Rik Van Lier
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I found out that a service was not running. Microsoft Exchange Transport serivce. After starting it problem solved! Thanks all for the help
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