Outside emails take a long time to receive
Posted on 2013-11-08
We have SBS 2008 with Exchange Server 2007. Outgoing emails to outside the organization recipients are being sent and received without a problems. Incoming emails from outside the organization are not. The receiver eventually receives them but hours after it was sent. I ran Microsoft Remote Connectivity test for incoming emails from an outside source and found that when the Windows Firewall, it failed the test pointing to a firewall issue. I turned off the Windows Firewall and got connectivity. When I try to email from another outside email, it sends but the intended receiver still doesn't get the email until several hours after it is sent. I thinking it is something internal that is causing the problem but not sure what it is. Any insight would be helpful.