Have exchanged installed but SMTP port is closed?

Ive configured my new exchange box, it all looks good. However, sending test emails have failed and tests show that telnet to port 25 on the server IP is refused. Internally I telnet to the box and am refused. I dont get it.

I have enabled EHLO access to the FQDN. I have disabled firewall (for testing), what else is there? I would have thought that exchange install would have opened the port. Its not the firewall, ive checked and besides ive mentioned I did an internal telnet test and failed.

What am I missing?
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Well is this on a Server 2008 box?   By default the windows firewall is enabled on 08 servers.    Disable it to see if it works internally then move on to the external access issue.

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Network_PadawanAuthor Commented:
Thats what I said above, i disabled the port....
I think EndureKona is referring to the software firewall. Just disable Windows Firewall and see if that makes a difference.
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Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Sorry I was reading that as hardware firewall...are all the services started?
Rick FeeMessaging Engineer - Disaster Recovery EngineerCommented:
Can you run a telnet test on the local box?
telnet localhost 25
and telnet localip 25
Check the following:

1. Do you have an AntiVirus running on the box?I know McAfee Enterprise blocks port 25.

2. You mention that you telnet internally, is that from a pc on the network, or from the local machine? try from the local machine; so telnet localhost 25 and see if that connects. I think if you're trying from another machine internally you'll be blocked because of relay settings.

Hope that helps.
Network_PadawanAuthor Commented:
Hey guys I figured it out!!! It was the default receive connector was disabled. Doh!

Thanks guys for responding atleast. Will close now with points.
Network_PadawanAuthor Commented:
Resolution is in my last posting
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