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Backup Exec 12.5 stopped sending email notifications SBS 2003

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I have an SBS 2003 server with back up exec 12.5. For no reason that I can find it stopped sending email notifications awhile ago. Nothing has changed that I am aware of. I have deleted all the recipients and recreated them. All that happens when you send a test is a message that says it has been queued for delivery. I have a email account set up for backup exec which I can log into through OWA no problem and send from it. Any ideas? This used to work fine.

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by:JBond2010
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Did you checked if port 25 is being blocked? Maybe the firewall or AntiVirus.
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Yeah it is not blocked.
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Use Message Tracking to find out what is going on...
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by:lgg733
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Message tracking was disabled so I enabled it.
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by:EndureKona
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With BEX you can set test notifications...since you have it enabled just send a few test notifications.   also after you send them look at the event logs.

What I usually do for BEX is create a distro group...have BEX send to that group.   Any external users just create a contact and add to the group.
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by:lgg733
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I looked through the message tracking log but I didn't see anything sent to my recipient from the backup exec account.
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by:EndureKona
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Is there any information in your event logs after sending a test message.
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Didn't see any info in the event logs that seemed related. Is there something specific I should look for?
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still looking for help with this, any other suggestions?
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Have you verified if you are using Authentication or not on the SMTP server and set the appropriate credentials in the SMTP configuration? Does your default logon account have all the rights needs (mailbox) to send notifications? Are you using the same account as the service account? If different accounts, that would potentially explain the test message vs the real one working.
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by:lgg733
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I am not using the same account as the service account. I just tried to change it to the service account but got the error in the screenshot. Also tried changing the port to 443 but I get the below error anytime I try and make a change on the mail set up.  backupexecerror
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by:lgg733
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I got this working by granting the the ip address of the  server access to the virtual smtp server under connection control. I would have thought I wouldn't need to do this and it would already have access. Thanks for the help
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