We are migrating from a working Linux mail environment to a fresh installation of Exchange 2010 in a windows 2008 r2. Forest is a Windows 2003.
Based on Microsoft Reading the mail database file and the log files are on separate partitions.
I have the following setup:
a) Internet ---Linux Firewall 192.168.1.3)---(192.168.1.
2 Exchange Server --- (192.168.1.1-Cisco Pix Firewall (192.168.7.1)-- Active Directory (192.168.7.2)
The exchange server 2010 gateway is the Linux box, i also have a route on the Exchange server pointing to the Pix to access the AD in the internal network.
for testing purposes, i have a firewall rule allowing all traffic to and from.
b) I was able to pull all the users from the active directory and create the email accounts.
c) Due to money and hardware limitation, we can not use an Edge Transport server, so i have installed
Internet Mail Flow Directly Through a Hub Transport Server following this link (based on what i read is not recommended)
Can someone guide me on what am i missing? I can not connect to exchange server with my clients. Obviously the boss is not happy with no email what so ever :-)
1-- Most of my users have old windows 2003 clients, i can not send or receive emails. (Email used to work under the Linux platform)
It does not matter if i try to use pop3 or imap. I need your help on getting this server working. I have no mail connectivity to send or receive
- i installed office 2007 ( i read somewhere that authentication is different) - does not work either
- i am using the password for the active directory for my user.
- when setting up my client do i put email@example.com (internal AD name) or firstname.lastname@example.org (public mail user)
Tried both not working
2- What ports need to be open facing the internet for exchange 2010? I opened (25,110,143,993,587)
Testing Inbound SMTP Mail flow for domain email@example.com
Failed to test inbound SMTP mail flow.
Performing Outbound SMTP Test -- Outbound SMTP Test Successful -- No blacklist
Please help, not sure what other information you might need, i will be glad to provide it, i am thinking it is something small to complete
the puzzle. Thank you and Happy new Year!