Mail to new server

Hello-

I am setting up a new SBS 2008 server.  We have a static ip address I can view the remote site, we can even send e-mail.  My issue is that I can not receive email.  It seems to still be sending mail to the old pop accounts service.  However when I ping everything pings directly to the server.  Any ideas?
iFrogAsked:
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Glen KnightConnect With a Mentor Commented:
some DNS services may not have updated, it can take upto 48 hours as I said previously.
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RickEpnetCommented:
You need to change your MX recored in the DNS to point to the new server.
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Glen KnightCommented:
What happens when you try to send mail from outside to your SBS server?

Have you configured your external DNS properly? See my guide here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2370-Exchange-DNS-Configuration.html

Also have you forwarded port 25 to your internal IP address from your router/firewall?

Lastly, have you completed all the wizards in the SBS console?  Check in the Exchange Management Console under Server Configuration > Hub Transport that the Default receive connector has annonymous user checked on the last tab.
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
i have done that.  i pointed them to remote.domainname.com .
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Glen KnightCommented:
have you checked the rest of my suggestions? How long ago did you make the DNS changes? It can take up to 48 hours to propogate.
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
DNS was forwarded about an 1 hr ago.  However the remote site is up and all my outside pings go to the correct address.

I did just put on the annonymous tab. the port forward had been set.  I am reading the document now.
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RickEpnetCommented:
The TTL on the DNS may be a day. An hour maybe too short of time to tell if it will work or not
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Glen KnightCommented:
the annonymous tab will do it.  Have you tried since setting that?
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RickEpnetCommented:
BTW sorry just in case TTL (Time To Live)
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RickEpnetCommented:
Also other DNS may cache the MX record even longer than the TTL
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Glen KnightCommented:
RickEpnet, please try and consolidate your posts rather than posting multiple times.

Also try not to repeat what other experts have already said, if you read my posts, you will see I have already said it can take up to 48 hours to propogate.
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
I guess i need to wait then.  I sent an e-mail from another account.  However it just seems to be out in space.  It did not send me a rejection notice this time, however I also have not received the email either.
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RickEpnetCommented:
DO you just have 1 or 2 MX records in your DNS?
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
i have only set up one
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
Ok so none of our mail is coming through now.
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Glen KnightCommented:
you will need to give it time.
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
OK, I got a new question and maybe this is a time issue.  The accounts seem to be recieving mail now to some degree.  What I mean is that I see new mail in the e-mail addresses. However if I try to mail from a google, att, or mac email address the emails, never seem to come through.  Is this still a wait thing?  It doesn't seem to be mxtoolbox pulls up the right server.
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Glen KnightCommented:
Can you post your domain name? I will obscure it once you have posted it.
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
sure.  The domain is .  I have also checked the MXtoolbox site.  It has the server right, but it times out on testing.

[EDIT]Domain namre removed to protect author[EDIT]
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RickEpnetCommented:
I ran a test on that domain as far as email you seem good. This is the address of your mail server correct?
0 remote.domainname.com. [TTL=172800] IP=x.y.z.50 [TTL=172800] [US]
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Glen KnightCommented:
I have just sent an email to the administrator mailbox, can you check it? did you receive it OK?
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
yea.  thats it.  Its odd.  Some mail seems to flow through.  Other mail that I send from personal accounts say 3 hours ago has yet to arrive, but I have not gotten and messages back saying they were refused either.
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Glen KnightCommented:
ahh, you have no Administrator@domainname.com account?
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
Ok, I just need to be patient.  Sorry.  I know you told me that, just seems odd to me that some mail comes in and some does not.  I will just wait it out.
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
i guess not.  Should I?
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Glen KnightCommented:
don't forget that google and the likes will have their own name servers, it will update from another server etc etc so this could be just a case of propogation :)
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Glen KnightCommented:
no, don't worry, the important thing is the telnet test worked.
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RickEpnetCommented:
Can you check the old POP account services and see if that mail is going there? If some mail servers like gmail etc you are using to send from as a test have that old server cached the mail should end up there.
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
yes I can check the old pop servers.  There is some mail there.  not much, but the emails I was sending from my personal accounts have not ended up there.
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iFrogAuthor Commented:
Now my messages are starting to kick back:

Delivery is delayed to these recipients or groups:

email address obscured.

Subject: 19test

This message hasn't been delivered yet. Delivery will continue to be attempted.

The server will keep trying to deliver this message for the next 1 days, 19 hours and 57 minutes. You'll be notified if the message can't be delivered by that time.

Received: from mail.dnpexchange.com ([fe80::dc07:b013:8090:2c3]) by mail.dnpexchange.com ([fe80::dc07:b013:8090:2c3%14]) with mapi; Thu, 10 Mar 2011 05:50:01 -0600 From: Jason To: "info@domainname.com" Subject: 19test Thread-Topic: 19test Thread-Index: AcvfGUmjnSfuKQ1bTDqiZ/cFAdMk/A== Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:45:34 +0000 Message-ID: Accept-Language: en-US Content-Language: en-US X-MS-Has-Attach: X-MS-TNEF-Correlator: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-ID: <73a67b5e-1ff1-42fc-8199-1cf45fedc27f> Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable MIME-Version: 1.0
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Glen KnightCommented:
that's fine, it will keep retrying, don't worry too much about that.
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