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outbound mail flow problem migration to Exchange 2010

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Hello,

I am migrating from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 and experiencing that some outbound emails to the internet (several international domains) are not received.
also some internal outlook users are receiving the message "mail delivery delay" also when sending email to external destinations.

what i did;

tried to enable logging on the default send connector "SmallBusiness smtp connector" but the option was not available,created a new send connector and tried to disable the default send connector
Then it gave the error;

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Microsoft Exchange Error
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Action 'Disable' could not be performed on object 'SmallBusiness SMTP connector'.

SmallBusiness SMTP connector
Failed
Error:
Property Enabled can't be set on this object because it requires the object to have version 0.1 (8.0.535.0) or later. The object's current version is 0.0 (6.5.6500.0).




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OK
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     Default SMTP Connector New send connector -Network Tab
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Meanwhile i added an MX record for the new Exchange 2010 server in the doman.local AD integrated forward lookup zone
I also use tracert and telnet 25 to the external mailservers as further investigation
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First thing is to delete the SBS SMTP Connector, it's not required, all mailflow will go through the Exchange 2010 server you just need to ensure you have configured a Send Connector under Organisation Configuration > Hub Transport.

Second thing to check is that you don't have a smarthost configured on your Default SMTP Virtual server and that the port is correct, as per my guide here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_3044-Exchange-Server-Mail-Flow.html
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>>Meanwhile i added an MX record for the new Exchange 2010 server in the doman.local AD integrated forward lookup zone

Please delete this record, it is not required, MX records are only used in the external DNS.
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by:antwerp2007
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Hello Demazter,

I already removed the default SMTP connector but will also delete the Mx record,also i am uninstalling GFI antispam which i installed recently
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Demazter,

I have read your article "Exchange Server Mail flow" now.
All my mailboxes and public folders are moved to the new Exchange 2010 server,i believe that the Exchange 2010 server is relaying all the outboud emails to the internet via the senc connector without interaction from the Exchange 2003 server?
Is this correct?
So i can ignore the settings on the Exchange 2003
I am not using a smart host for relaying messages.
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>>Is this correct?

Absolutely :)
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Ok, i am checking my smtp logs meanwhile
Do you have any information or suggestion on the option " Use the Extenal DNS lookup setting on the transport server"?
In which situation do you use this?
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The only reason to use this is if you are experiencing names lookup problems, and for this to work you need to right click on the server under Server Configuration and set the External DNS servers.
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Ok,thank you

in the log file i found the following info which seems to be good?

i replaced domain names by internaldomain (sender) externaldomain (external RCPT)

2011-03-21T09:25:08.593Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB3826,26,10.1.1.6:46641,74.125.79.27:25,*,171613,sending message
2011-03-21T09:25:08.593Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB3826,27,10.1.1.6:46641,74.125.79.27:25,>,MAIL FROM:<joyce@internaldomain.be> SIZE=24458,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.593Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB3826,28,10.1.1.6:46641,74.125.79.27:25,>,RCPT TO:<fo.hospe.madrid@externaldomain.com>,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.593Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB3826,29,10.1.1.6:46641,74.125.79.27:25,>,RCPT TO:<s.hospe.madrid@externaldomain.com>,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.593Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37D7,32,10.1.1.6:46592,74.125.79.27:25,<,354  Go ahead t17si3976685eei.55,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.599Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37D3,30,10.1.1.6:46588,74.125.79.27:25,<,250 2.1.5 OK w16si5412019eei.13,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.602Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37D3,31,10.1.1.6:46588,74.125.79.27:25,>,DATA,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.613Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37BA,2,10.1.1.6:46581,74.125.79.27:25,<,220 mx.google.com ESMTP p10si5412246eeh.103,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.613Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37BA,3,10.1.1.6:46581,74.125.79.27:25,>,EHLO hostname-EXCHANGE.internaldomain.local,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.622Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB378B,20,10.1.1.6:46602,78.40.96.175:25,*,,Received certificate
2011-03-21T09:25:08.622Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB378B,21,10.1.1.6:46602,78.40.96.175:25,*,ED2C702C2C06F6A24AD9D36BDFC2ADB7F0FD416A,Certificate thumbprint
2011-03-21T09:25:08.622Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB378B,22,10.1.1.6:46602,78.40.96.175:25,>,EHLO hostname2011-03-21T09:25:08.639Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37B4,2,10.1.1.6:46603,195.137.181.66:25,<,220 ironport6.accor.com ESMTP,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.639Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37B4,3,10.1.1.6:46603,195.137.181.66:25,>,EHLO hostname.internaldomain.local,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.644Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB3826,30,10.1.1.6:46641,74.125.79.27:25,<,250 2.1.0 OK q47si5412030eeh.27,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.645Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37A3,23,10.1.1.6:46579,173.231.139.7:25,<,221 2.0.0 pmta01.rsg2.rsglab.com says goodbye,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.645Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB37A3,24,10.1.1.6:46579,173.231.139.7:25,-,,Local
2011-03-21T09:25:08.648Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB378D,34,10.1.1.6:46567,213.4.149.253:25,<,250 2.0.0 OK,
2011-03-21T09:25:08.648Z,New Send connector to Internet,08CDB5BFBEEB378D,35,10.1.1.6:46567,213.4.149.253:25,*,170375,sending message

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by:Glen Knight
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that looks good to me.
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by:antwerp2007
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thank you, should be kind of spam filter that is filtering the email at the destination
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quite possible.
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