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Within Internet message handling services (MHS), a message transfer agent or mail transfer agent (MTA) or mail relay is software that transfers electronic mail messages from one computer to another using a client–server application architecture. A MTA implements both the client (sending) and server (receiving) portions of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). The terms mail server, mail exchanger, and MX host may also refer to a computer performing the MTA function. The Domain Name System (DNS) associates a mail server to a domain with mail exchanger (MX) resource records containing the domain name of a host providing MTA services.

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I have a Group setup in Google Groups. I am using an SMTP relay in Amazon AWS to send emails to people utilizing the email address associated with that group. I did a test, sending to a fake email address, to see where the bounce notifications go. No bounce notification is being sent to the Google Group as near as I can tell. Does this mean it is being sent back to the original SMTP relay server instead? Or, is it going to the group, but Google Groups does not display bounces? If it is the later, is there a way to get delivery failure notifications to show up as topics in the group?
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Got a user who claims his emails aren’t going out when he sends them & they will sit in the outbox for long periods of time, with outlook going offline, at times. Upon digging into this, I find he’s got send & receive set for every 1 minute. There are times he’ll get error messages about timing out or when looking at the status, the tasks tab might show 2 or even 3 instances of send & receive going on. I’m guessing that 1 minute is too short, but want to know what is a good number to set that to? He’s using outlook 2013, there’s no exchange server in the mix &ISP (Logixonline) handles his email.
Any suggestions?
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We have a ESXI 6.5 host whose Time got out of sync. I was able to fix that by setting the NTP servers and manually adjusting the Primary Domain controller's date and time. However, Exchange 2010 is now not receiving emails from outside the network. Our barracuda shows them as being delivered but my test email hasn't arrived in the mailbox.

Sending email goes out no problem.

Is there something i need to check/reset or do i need to give it time to get past the time gap? It was about 1:15am tomorrow (5/14) before i got it fixed...maybe this is a bit optimistic?

any help/suggestions are appreciated!
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Hello

I have a mdaemon server (old version-13) set up and working fine.

When I try to setup an account on mail (IOS default mail app) it works fine. But when I try outlook for mobile it doesn’t ....
Anybody can help ?

Thanks
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Hi Folks:

   I have a client who wants to be able to sync her emails from three email accounts on her iPhone, iPad and a MacBook and possibly a Windows PC system. She wants to be able to retrieve emails from any device and if she deletes an email using one device she wants it to be deleted from all other devices.
 
     I believe that she is trying to accomplish this using "iCloud" - I am not familiar at all with iCloud and only minimally with Apple products as I deal with PC's and Android mostly and thus need some help with this matter.

 Two of the email addresses are from her own domain - i.e. me@mydomain.com while the third email address is from a major provider - i.e. me@sympatico.ca

We have set up the email accounts on each of the devices and they all can send and receive appropriately, noiw we need to figure out how to sync the devices.

I would note that the Windows PC device is the least critical and if it can't be handled easily we can abandon this one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Best regards, Dave Melnyk
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We are considering running the Exchange Archive DBs on iSCSI and I was wondering if that's supported by Microsoft and/or if anyone is doing any iSCSI with MS DBs can provide some feedback and field experience.

Thanks!
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Hello,

We would like to configure journaling with on premise Exchange 2016 with the following layout. I am looking for advice on how to get the journaling configured so that we can journal to different mailboxes like shown below.
The reason for us to configure it that way is due to the number of message that we are going to have to archive per year, we can't one journal mailbox per year, instead we are thinking to use the below. Can we configure journaling to use multiple journal mailboxes  across different DBs natively, porwershell or via 3rd party?  Or the only option is to journal to one mailbox at the time then close it and journal the next one?


Mailbox                                                                          SMTP Alias                             Database
EX2k16_Journal_01_2019      EX2k16_Journal_01_2019@mdmercy.com      DB01
EX2k16_Journal_02_2019      EX2k16_Journal_02_2019@mdmercy.com      DB02
EX2k16_Journal_03_2019      EX2k16_Journal_03_2019@mdmercy.com      DB03
EX2k16_Journal_04_2019      EX2k16_Journal_03_2019@mdmercy.com      DB04
EX2k16_Journal_05_2019      EX2k16_Journal_05_2019@mdmercy.com      DB05
EX2k16_Journal_06_2019      EX2k16_Journal_06_2019@mdmercy.com      DB06
EX2k16_Journal_07_2019      EX2k16_Journal_07_2019@mdmercy.com      DB07
EX2k16_Journal_08_2019      EX2k16_Journal_08_2019@mdmercy.com      DB08
EX2k16_Journal_09_2019      EX2k16_Journal_09_2019@mdmercy.com      DB09
EX2k16_Journal_10_2019      EX2k16_Journal_10_2019@mdmercy.com      DB10
EX2k16_Journal_11_2019      EX2k16_Journal_11_2019@mdmercy.com      DB11
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Hello,

I am trying to find a way to remove the any of the move request that are in a specific state

Get-Content -Path "C:\temp\final\ALL DP Batch_1.csv" |Get-MoveRequest |where{$_.status -eq "Failed"}| XXXXXXXXXXXX

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Trying to replace the XXXX with th proper command.
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Our New deployment of Exchange 2013 Anti-spam rejecting incoming emails with 550 5.7.1 Sender ID (PRA) Not Permitted.  The senders that are being blocked have correctly configured SPF records which I verified but once I enable the anti-spam module tons of legitimate mails are getting blocked and users are running after me with torches and pitchforks.  On top of having correct SPF records I also added their domain to the bypassed domains list and they are still getting blocked any ideas?
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2016 Exchange server need to configure some users to not have OWA access but their mobile phones need to work. I tested on one device and I get stuck with the password prompt spinning until it eventually times out. Am I missing something? I'm certain I've done this on other exchange servers.
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My exchange 2007 server is suddenly unable to send email to anyone with a gmail address. Looking thru the event logs I had a few cert errors that I managed to clean up but that did not fix the issue. We are not getting ANY bounce messages back so from our side it looks like everything is fine but the messages are NOT going thru to gmail. Have run the Microsoft connectivity tests and the only warning I get is

"Attempting to find the SPF record using a DNS TEXT record query.
       The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer wasn't able to find the SPF record."

We RECEIVE from Gmail just fine. I was also informed by a couple of users that INTERNAL emails were not being delivered but again, no bounce messages are being received and I have yet to actually SEE this happen for myself and my test messages are all being delivered just fine so I am leaning towards user error for the internal stuff.

GMAIL is the only issue that I have absolute proof of. I have also checked all of the blacklisting services I could find and they show no blacklisting.

Anyone have any ideas on this?
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hi guys

We're currently in talks with having our emails encrypted when sent out. We're on O365. Now, we would need to define exactly who needs to send encrypted emails.

But as it stands, the only work around that is being used is configuring O365 so that when the subject line 'encryptme' is inserted, that the message is then encrypted. I find this too be far too manual and people will forget.

If we were to use something like a smarthost  like Symantec or Mimecast, would that encrypt the message and get rid of all of our woes?  We have Checkpoint 12200 firewalls in place, i wonder if they could be of any help.

Any recommendations are most welcome.

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Hi guys

An employee recently left. Someone is now asking if they can have access to that persons mailbox to gain access to some important information in relation to work.

Is there a particular guideline that you would follow in relation to GDPR to complete such a task?

Thanks for helping
Yash
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A few questions in relation to mailbox permissions and how to check when they have been amended:

1.      Are the only 2 ways to grant access to a mailbox (exchange server on-premise) via the server itself, and/or via the client, e.g.  outlook delegates.
2.      Are both actions (permissions changes via exchange & outlook) 'logged' centrally in exchange server logs as specific events that can be viewed, or would this need enabling. And are the logs which capture each type of change in different locations?
3.      If not enabled by default in exchange, how and where exactly can you check if it is enabled, or if not enabled, what specific option needs ticking to capture these events. Any sort of screenshots on where the find the options most welcome.
4.      What level of permissions in outlook are required to grant someone access to the mailbox, and is this a default permission to all mailbox owners?
5.      What level of permissions in exchange server are required to grant someone access to the mailbox, and what is the most efficient way of checking who has bene granted that level of access already.
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Lately, we have been receiving alerts from our network monitoring utility that the C: drive space has been intermittently filling up, than returning to normal every few hours.

Upon further investigation, we found a file called mail.que to be the culprit. (located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\data\Queue), which is about 42.7 gigs.

I ran the get-queue command and see that there are 296 items held in ShadowRedundancy (screenshot attached)

My question: Is this a normal scenario? If not, is there a way I can purge the shadow queue without causing any harm to the Exchange environment?
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In the past I had a Gmail/Yahoo account, nonetheless companies seem to collect more and more personal information without paying or telling the person each time they are taking it and rarely clearly state it's uses. I don't care if the government looks at my data, but am concerned about unforseen consequences; such as it being easier for a scammer to trick me cause they have more info on me or a criminal buying my data and knowing when I am away from a crowd so they can commit a crime etc.,

I was wondering if getting a web domain through a service like 'godaddy' and forming my own email would be the best way to prevent 3rd party data collection?
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I have an exchange issue migrating to office 365. Well Microsoft sent me an email to run the following command but it renders this error. I have not heard from them all weekend. Can someone help me running this command? The database is not in the default location. Its on the E: drive.

Microsoft Instructions:
Add the Extended-Rights permissions "Receive-As" to the mailbox database.
Eg: Run the following command in the Exchange Management Shell:
Add-ADPermission -Identity "Mailbox Database 201312345678" -User "AdminAccount" -ExtendedRights Receive-As
Replace the “Mailbox Database 201312345678” with the actual name of the mailbox database and the "AdminAccount" with the account you are using for the migration.
Once done, STOP the migration batch, remove the mailboxes that failed from the migration batch and START the migration batch.

error:
C:\Windows\system32>Add-ADPermission -Identity "Mailbox Database MDB02" -User "MYUSER" -ExtendedRights Receive-As
Mailbox Database MDB01 wasn't found. Please make sure you've typed it correctly.​
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Add-ADPermission], ManagementObjectNotFoundException​
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=EXCHANGE,RequestId=aae3534f-c98a-4f2b-90f6-428932f700ab,TimeStamp=4/19/2019 11:3​
   3:16 PM] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-ManagementObjectNotFoundException] 33F5A38B,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Recipie
  ntTasks.AddADPermission​
    + PSComputerName        : myexchange.localdomain.local
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Hello, I'm trying create a new send connector in my exchange lab environment however I get a 451 4.4.0 error message before it even reaches my smarthost account.  I've tried reviewing the trusted certificate and recreating the send connector via the shell instead of gui but both gives me the  same error.  The only way my emails goes out is if I re-enable the original send connector with the original exchange server in it, if I keep only the new exchange server in the original send connector it doesn't work, so I've at least narrowed it down to the new server I just built.  I've reviewed both send connectors too to see what is different and I can't find anything.

The setup is two exchange 2010 servers both on windows 2008r2.  My lab practice is to migrate to a rebuilt exchange 2010 and decommission the old one.  I've successfully migrated all mailboxes but trying to get only the new exchange 2010 server to send successfully to my smarthost isn't working so I can't continue to decom the old.  Any ideas what else I should try?

Verbose logs keeps showing my this as well:
"UntrustedRoot,Chain validation status"

Message Tracking logs Error Message:
"The last attempt to send the message was at 4/21/2019 11:50:12 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) and generated the error '451 4.4.0 Primary target IP address responded with: "454 4.7.5 Certificate validation failure." Attempted failover to alternate host, but that did not succeed. Either there are no alternate hosts,…
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I need to find the log that contains all the connections and inbound email that was delivered for exchange 2016.  I've been unsuccessful so far finding this log.  It is possible it is not enabled.
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Can someone please help with the folowing request:

User1, 2 and 3 need to share the same assistant. She needs to get all the meeting requests forwarded to her since she will be managing the calendars.

How can we get that done with Exchange?

Thanks
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Autodiscover is not working for Exchange 2013 and I need it to so I can migrate the mailboxes to O365. OWA is working, however. I cannot create the endpoint connection in Office365. I cannot even setup Outlook offsite/onsite to connect to a mailbox. Somehow their mailboxes are still working for those that are currently setup.



Here is the test results from testconnectivity.microsoft.com

	Testing Outlook connectivity.
 	The Outlook connectivity test failed.
 	
	Additional Details
 	
Elapsed Time: 1562 ms.
 	
	Test Steps
 	
	The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer is attempting to test Autodiscover for daleg@mydomain.com.
 	Testing Autodiscover failed.
 	
	Additional Details
 	
Elapsed Time: 1562 ms.
 	
	Test Steps
 	
	Attempting each method of contacting the Autodiscover service.
 	The Autodiscover service couldn't be contacted successfully by any method.
 	
	Additional Details
 	
Elapsed Time: 1562 ms.
 	
	Test Steps
 	
	Attempting to test potential Autodiscover URL https://mydomain.com:443/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml
 	Testing of this potential Autodiscover URL failed.
 	
	Additional Details
 	
Elapsed Time: 551 ms.
 	
	Test Steps
 	
	Attempting to resolve the host name mydomain.com in DNS.
 	The host name resolved successfully.
 	
	Additional Details
 	
IP addresses returned: 54.236.190.114
Elapsed Time: 236 ms.
	Testing TCP port 443 on host mydomain.com to ensure it's listening and open.
 	The port was opened successfully.
 	
	Additional Details
 	
Elapsed 

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What should my cname record be for external autodiscovery with EXCHANGE 2013?
Network Solutions gives these options..
1) alias
2) TTL
3) Other Host

Host should be autodiscover.mydomain.com or mail.mydomain.com? And what should be the alias?

Everything Exchange admin shows mail.mydomain.com
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I am running Windows 10, and using Outlook to send emails through my Gmail account.   Most of the time everything works fine, but one of my frequent contacts (also a Gmail account) doesn't get my attachments or graphics inserted into the body of the email.  When I send an attachment, she just gets an attachment named winmail.dat.   Is there something I can do to fix this?

Thanks,

Phil
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We have to be PCI compliant and on the PCI comliance report, I have an issue with port 465 and my exchange cert.  Not sure why it's throwing an error, but
it's complaining about a self signed cert.  I'm running exchange 2016, and in my certs section, there are 4 certs, one is invalid, expired.

The multiple names certificate is my good, or real, valid cert, from Godaddy. The report is complaining about either the  wmsvc-sha2 cert or the other,
my question is, can I delete every cert here except my multiple name certificate?   Will that cause any issues to mailflow, or OWA?

Not sure how to resolve this issue?  Any thoughts?

elisha is the name of my exchange server.

Exchange certs
cert

PCI error
PCI error
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I have a single ZIMBRA server which is running version 8.6.0 patch 13.

I would like to upgrade it to version 8.8.x (latest) but it appears one needs to have the Proxy and MemCache running on the server first. To be honest I have no idea how to get these two items running. It's a stand-alone server.

Many thanks
Chris
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Within Internet message handling services (MHS), a message transfer agent or mail transfer agent (MTA) or mail relay is software that transfers electronic mail messages from one computer to another using a client–server application architecture. A MTA implements both the client (sending) and server (receiving) portions of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). The terms mail server, mail exchanger, and MX host may also refer to a computer performing the MTA function. The Domain Name System (DNS) associates a mail server to a domain with mail exchanger (MX) resource records containing the domain name of a host providing MTA services.