Problem with Send Connector

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I'm building SBS 2008 for a customer and I try to configure the Exchange server to send and receive emails.
I did configure the send connector, receive connector, accepted domains and everything else the same way I allways did for all the other servers.
The only diference is that the server is on my lab connect it to a router that has a diferent IP adress that what the MX record for their domain is set to now.
When I send email they get stack in the que and I get the following message when I run the mailflow analyzer.

Remote Delivery que is in Retry
The 'Remote delivery' queue (SERVER\10) on server SERVER is in retry status. Number of message(s) in the queue: 1. Last error information: 451 4.4.0 Primary target IP address responded with: "421 4.2.1 Unable to connect." Attempted failover to alternate host, but that did not succeed. Either there are no alternate hosts, or delivery failed to all alternate hosts.
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Did you run all the wizards in the SBS console?

This is te correct way to configure SBS.
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If the MX is set for a different IP then you are never going to get through.
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To be honest get the server onsite then we can help diagnose for you.

If it's not in situe with all te correct DNS config etc then it's not going to be worth changing it all so it's never going to work properly.
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So the customer has an existing Windows SBS 2000 server set to his location now. The mx record for his domain is set to point to a third party anti-spam filtering company that once it fileter the emails it will FFW to his existing IP.
The server I'm working on now is a SBS 2008 and is located on our lab (diferent IP)
I know that I will never receive email from outside but I should not have problem sending them.

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That should not make any diference on sending out.
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Unless the 3rd party spam service is restricting who sends to them?
Have you configured the send connector to use DNS?

Again make sure you use the configure email wizard.

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Sorry, I had a brain freeze.
Everything was set OK but I forgot that our lab use DHCP and our Internet provider block outgoing trafic on port 25. I use their outgoing mail server as a smart host and it work fine now.
Cusomter has a static IP so he will be ok.
To be honest I did not work to much until now with SBS 2008 so I'm not use to the wizard.
I allways do it manually but I would like to start to use the wizards.
Were do you start it from. I remember the one on Windows 2003 SBS was easy but I can't find one like this on SBS 2008
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The Wizards are all in the SBS Console (should be a shortcut on the desktop) run through them one by one and it configures the server for you.

SBS does not like it if you don't use the wizards.

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Thank you.
I already fund it and run it.
I allways did it with 2003 but I could not find it on 2008. Like I said is my second 2008 SBS.
Thank you very much for your help.

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