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EXCHANGE 2003 - Conditional Relay To Specific Domains

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We are having some connectivity issues sending to a few specific domains (long story about the local ISP)

Bottom line is there a 3 companies that cannot send email to each other as they are all part of a /24 block from the same ISP.

So my idea, is to set up a conditional smart relay.

I cannot recall if I need a new connector, etc.

thx
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you just setup an SMTP Connector with the address space of the domain you want to use that connector.

If it's more than one domain then you will need to setup one for each domain.
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you can configure an SMTP connector with conditional relay, but the problem do they have the ability to connect directly.
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I found this -

http://www.amset.info/exchange/smtp-connector.asp

Looks like I can add multiple domains under the address space | not really that big of a deal as I only have a couple of domains to deal with.
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if you are sending them all to the same place then yes you can use a single connector.  if not then you will need individual ones :)
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Here is the MS article for how to configure an SMTP Connector:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265293

Just add the domain names for the problem domains to the Scope and make sure you specify a Smarthost - usually your ISP's mail server.

Alan
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busbar -

no they do not | as I had mentioned, the ISP cannot figure out why they are blocking the traffic on their /24 |  
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so how the conditional forwarding will help here.
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presumably they will be sent via a smarthost?
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we can send email to everybody except for a couple of domains |

the ISP cannot figure this out and we are tired of waiting.

it so happens to be that I have 3 customers that use the same ISP |

all of a sudden they have been unable to send email to each other.  

so instead of waiting for the ISP to figure this out, I am going to use this connector so that I can use a relay service to send the email to and they can deliver it.


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Please have a read of my article to make sure you are configured properly (RFC Compliant):

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/A_2427-Problems-sending-mail-to-one-or-more-external-domains.html

If you like - please post your domain name - which Demazter and I can obscure for you to protect your identity - this will allow us to check for you and we might spot what your ISP can't spot!!
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perfect, then create a SMTP connector with the address spaces you want and forward it to the smarthost :)
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thx for the help -
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