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Server 2008 cannot connect to any smtp server

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Hi

I got a Server 2008 R2 x64 box.  It used to be a DC, but I demoted it and removed a few roles.  Everything seems fine, and all seems to work, but i cannot connect to any smtp servers.  If I try to telnet on my ISP or other's that I know, it fails immediately and says it cannot connect.  I checked all my settings and DNS resolves fine and I am able to ping the smtp server.

So...what am I missing and how do I fix?  I really don't want to have to rebuild.

Thanks
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