exchange 2010 does not receive mail

Posted on 2010-08-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
hello experts

Our exchange server doesnot receive email from the outside. Now we are using a pop3 receive tool, this is working, but we will receive directly when send.

What do i have to check

thanks in advance

Question by:henkzet
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ID: 33529544
do you have an external spam filtering ? or is your Hub transport server directly recieving emails from internet ?
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
ID: 33529545
check in DNS that you have configured MX record for your Exchange :)
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by:Mike Thomas
ID: 33529574
As above, use this site for diagnostics
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ID: 33529576
Mkris9, yes, exchange is meant to receive emails directly from the internet

iSiek, our provider took care of the MX records

thanks you for the fast response !!

i forwarded port 110 to our exchange server... are there more ports to forward ?

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Mike Thomas earned 500 total points
ID: 33529584
you need to use smtp port 25 not popr port 110
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by:Mike Thomas
ID: 33529587
You need to use smtp port 25 NOT pop3 port 110

Author Comment

ID: 33529616
Yes !! stupid i hussled the ports, you are right !! it works, thank you fot the very fast supprt

thanks guys

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