We have Acronis backup and recovery for our backup software running on our SBS 2008 server. This SBS server is also running Exchange Server 2007. One of the settings in Acronis lets me forward error messages to an email address. The settings request the name of the mail server, port, address, etc. This works fine when I use a gmail account as follows:
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.gmail.com
User Name: email@example.com
When I attempt to send a test message to this account it works just fine. However, I really want to send the email to an account on my local domain. So, given that the host 'MAIL' is the local exchange server, I tried:
e-mail address: myADid@publicDomain.org
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail.publicDomain.org
Port: 465 | 25 (tried both)
User Name: myADid
This doesn't work. I immediately fail with the message "Failed to conect to the mail server."
Since it works with the gmail server, but not with my own Exchange server, I think the problem is on my end (i.e. my firewall, Exchange, SBS ...), and not with the Acronis software.