Did an install over the weekend & currently cannot send or receive any external email. I replaced a sbs 2003 server with a 2008 server. In terms of the old server, they were sending & receiving via exchange without issue.
Regarding the mx records, i thought that as long as i made the new server appear to the outside world using the same external ip then there should be no need for any changes to the mx records as i am simply replacing the box.
I logged into their control panel & i could not actually see any mx records setup apart from mx ip4 that i found strange as the old server was using exchange and worked. I decided to create a new mx & a record that is setup as follows:
Your current raw SPF record is: v=spf1 a mx ip4:18.104.22.168 a:servers.external.ip mx:mail.mydomain.com ?all
As you can see, i have the server’s external ip for the "a" record and the domain name for "mx".
There is also an mx ip4 address that i did not set & i am wondering if i need to remove the mx i created & simply insert the server’s external ip there?
Client side i get the following error when trying to send externally:
Diagnostic information for administrators:
rblsmtpd.local #553 Mail blocked. Please see <http://unblock.secureserver.net/?ip=81.137.27.*
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Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 11:51:31 +0100
Subject: internal test
Thread-Topic: internal test
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Any help is extermly appreciated guys