Cant send e-mail with SMTP

Posted on 2011-02-23
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Last Modified: 2013-11-30
Hello to all,
I just install a server 2003 and im trying to turn this server in a smtp server for one application that need this to send us e-mail .
This is the step i use
1.Start the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs applet.
2.Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3.After the Windows Components Wizard appears, select Applications Server and click Details.
4.Select Internet Information Services (IIS), then click Details.
5.Select SMTP Service, then click OK as this figure shows.
6.Continue to click OK to close all other dialog boxes until you're back at the Windows Components Wizard page, then click Next.

And now I did a test with using putty  (telnet port 25) and I didnt receive my test email.
In my event log in SYSTEM I have a warning SMTPSVC  i check this site for a solution
no good  :)
Also are doamin his hosting by godaddy so I add my server to the mail server list. and still having this problem.

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Expert Comment

ID: 34962317
Please post the full error from the event log.

Author Comment

ID: 34962391
the warning is

Message delivery to the host failed while delivering to the remote domain GMAIL.COM for the following reason. The remote server did not respond to a connection attempt

id: 4006         source:  smtpsvc

I also did a test with yahoo and with my compagnie e-mail still the same error in the log, but a see my e-mail in the folder c:inetpub\mailroot\queue

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Expert Comment

ID: 34962671
From this server are you able to do the following:

telnet 25

Does it connect?
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Author Comment

ID: 34962714
mmm  No I cant  donnect failed.

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Accepted Solution

Enphyniti earned 2000 total points
ID: 34962748
Okay.  Your SMTP server cannot make outbound connections on port 25.  Likely you have a firewall blocking it.

You'll need to determine what is blocking it and fix that before it is able to send email.

Author Comment

ID: 34962827
ohh a think my probleme is the cisco PIX 515e all look that up. tks again. also i have the other questions should I put my smtp server inside my domain or in the dmz zone
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Expert Comment

ID: 34962909
It depends.  If you're only sending mail out, and not receiving email, then it should be safe on the domain.  You don't even have to accept inbound connections on port 25.

If it will be receiving as well, you're safer in a DMZ, but it's not necessarily required.

Author Comment

ID: 34962975
OK tks Enphyniti. for all the help im looking now in my cisco.  

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