Exchnage Server 2003 Install SBS

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I am playing with SBS 2003.

I have installed on a server and got webmail etc running.
I haven't done this before so please help. (I don't know what i'm doing. I'M GUESSING)

I have set my external domain @ record to my IP Address
I told Exchange to use my routers DNS.

Things I think I need to do, but need help with.
1. I have not made any changes to My BT homehub for incomming SMTP/POP3
2. I have not got my BT SMTP/POP3 relay server (if exist or required)
3. anything else !!
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Head of ICT
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Hi there,
>> "I told Exchange to use my routers DNS"
Your SBS server should be using itself as it's own primary DNS server. You then set up a forwarder for 'All other Domains' to your ISP's external DNS server. This enables you to resolve both internal and external DNS names. You don't strictly have to set up a forwarder but it offloads the work to the ISP DNS server.
You are correct by thinking that you will need to open ports on your router. You'll have to forward port 25 (SMTP) and 110 (POP3) to the internal IP address of your SBS server to allow incoming mail and to allow external POP3 access respectively.
With regards to using BT's external SMTP server, again, you don't strictly have to (you can use DNS to directly send mail to the end destination SMTP server), but using an external smart host for all outgoing mail offloads the strain from your SBS server. To configure this, in Exchange System Manager, configure your SMTP Connector to send all mail for the '*' address space (i.e. all external domains) to the FQDN of BT's SMTP server.
Hope this helps...

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OK, Firewall changed updated

I have added a smtp server into my SMTP connector. (not sure if correct)

If I try and send an email I get error : 530 authentication required - Delivery Report
Go to SMTP Connector / Advanced / outbound security / basic Authentication and set a administrative user and password for relay email trough your ISP
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this username and password has to given by the ISP?
yes, but I prefer create a specific user to send email. like smtpsvc@yourdomain.com. So I can trace email easily when it was sent by the exchange server.

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you didn't really answer my question.

Do i have to ask my ISP for details or do I make them up??
I did just put my details in for testing...

I can recive email, but now when I send them I get NO test message OR error.
they just get lost...
sorry.

Almost all ISP ask a authentication before relay any email to the internet. Your exchange are receiving all emails and what is for other domains is asking your ISP deliver it for him.

So your exchange must be authenticate as it was a normal user. ok? you can user any valid email to do that or create one in your ISP system just for the smarthost service. But it always a good idea to call the ISP support to verify the correct way. it can change from one ISP to another.

bluntTonyHead of ICT
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
The best thing you can do is contact your ISP to ensure you're configuring it properly. If you do need to authenticate, it's most likely the username/password for your ADSL account with the ISP.

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OK, contacted ISP and got my password etc.. WORKS! 100%

I have two more questions before I ward my points..

1. When I did get my emails going outbound, I recived them in my junk folder.
Will this always happen or is this just my other SMTP settings or something)
Do i need to do anything to stop emails being seen as junk??

2. On my domain i changed the @ records IP address to my server.
I thought there was another thing you coild do, something about 10, 20  Priority settings etc..

Please advise
bluntTonyHead of ICT
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Hi there,
1. Do you mean when you send an email to an external account it gets filed as junk? Is this an internet account such as gmail or hotmail? What client are you using to access these emails? It may simply be a setting on the eclient you are using to mark as safe.
2. Priority for MX records are simply that - you can instruct DNS to return certain MX records in favor of others. This is only really an use if you have multiple email servers and therefore multiple MX records. The lower the value in the priority field, the higher it's priority. As you only have one these settings are irrelevant.
Hope this helps...
 
Nice!
1. Microsoft offers anti-spam and anti-phising defense at the exchange server level through Intelligent Message Filtering and the Outlook client level trough Junk email filters. The classification is set by the exchange or by the user. A good idea always is to set a RBL (real time black list), I use zen.spamhaus.org. One of the best in my opinion.

2. If you have a good link, set a value of 10 for your IP and a value of 20 for your ISP system, but dont forget to setup a pop connector to download your mail from the ISP. Pop connector It native in SBS Microsoft package and must be a third part software in any other case.

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1. When I send emails, other people seem to recive them in junkbox..  Not everyone, but some.
is there a way of making my email domain a more trusted domain. ?

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anyone?

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Helped me a LOT!

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