Solved

Cannot recieve email on Exchange 2003 Server

Posted on 2011-03-07
4
240 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I had to reinstall a sbs 2003 server due to a failing hard drive. The server is fully functional on all levels except for the fact that I cannot receive any external email. I can Telnet via port 25 from outside my network. I can access OWA from inside and outside my network. I am using a FIOS router that has a static IP, utilizing port forwarding to my inside IP address of the Exchange server. I am at my whits end about this problem. I have restored many exchange servers in the past without any issues. What else could it possibly be?
0
Comment
Question by:techsquared
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:MegaNuk3
ID: 35066979
Have you tested from MX toolbox.com?
What about the SMTP test on www.trstexchangeconnectivity.com?

Does www.canyouseeme.org show port 25 as being open?

Uninstall any firewall/AV on the server and see if it can receive mail after that.
0
 

Author Comment

by:techsquared
ID: 35067105
Funny thing is I'm able to pink my FQDN and hit the Static IP address from my router... I'm not able to look up the mX record on mxtoolbox.com though.... I was also able to make sure that port 25 was open using canyouseeme.org.

I don't have any firewall or antivirus enabled on my server at this time. just the router acting as the firewall. It shouldn't be this complicated really.
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
ormerodrutter earned 500 total points
ID: 35067205
Just a suggestion - redo your MX record with your ISP.
0
 

Author Comment

by:techsquared
ID: 35067299
I was doing that right before you commented back... seems to be working from certain NS.... looks like it will just take some time to propagate... Thanks for your help!!
0

Featured Post

Are end users causing IT problems again?

You’ve taken the time to design and update all your end user’s email signatures, only to find out they’re messing up the HTML, changing the font and ruining the imagery. What can you do to prevent this? Find out how you can save your signatures from end users today.

Join & Write a Comment

Easy CSR creation in Exchange 2007,2010 and 2013
Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
In this video we show how to create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Sha…
In this video we show how to create a Contact in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Contact ta…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now