What do you meen by “ask them to add a sub-domain to your existing domain.” while i have mx record created. I have a <domain.com> in there I have created a subdomein <mail.domain.com> which also is my mx record. if i nslookup that mx record it returns my external ip address. and configured as smart host. is this ok?
If i go to system manager -> servers-> <servername>-first storage group-> mailbox store-> mailboxes, I can see the user mailbox size and Total Items increasing but the user don`t get the messages in Outlook or OWA.
Please post the second question separate from this one. Please also post your feedback in the discussion section below so as not to clutter this section.
It sounds like your MX record is incorrect. The MX record must point to an A or CNAME record for a host that is capable of receiving inbound port 25 connections for SMTP. For example a few of the yahoo.com MX nslookup records look like this:
<i>yahoo.com MX preference = 1, mail exchanger = c.mx.mail.yahoo.com
yahoo.com MX preference = 1, mail exchanger = d.mx.mail.yahoo.com
yahoo.com MX preference = 1, mail exchanger = e.mx.mail.yahoo.com
c.mx.mail.yahoo.com internet address = 22.214.171.124
d.mx.mail.yahoo.com internet address = 126.96.36.199
e.mx.mail.yahoo.com internet address = 188.8.131.52</i>
The host that is specified in the A record referenced by the MX record must be accepting connections on port 25 on a public IP address to be able to accept email for your domain. If the firewall is not open for port 25 or the host does not have a public IP address, then there will be no inbound messages delivered to your domain.
the router is configured to forward port 25 internal and external.
The MX record I created is on the host side not server side, on SBS 2003 side(sorry for not mentioned earlier) <b>I used CEICW. there I used the ISP as smtp and on the next page I used the MX record which I believe is the smart host.</b> after that domain.com and this should work but nothing I can send email but not receiving any mail. a lot of webhosting gif the possibility to setup your own DNS, MX or what so ever.
I still hope you can help me out.
Beside the MX record I need to know if I configured the server right in order to learn from the mistakes.
Like I mentioned above.
after configuring the router for p25:
1. contact ISP to forward/create mx for the external IP
2. Using CEICW
3. ISP domain for SMTP
4. <yourmx.com> as smart host
5. <domain.com> for email domain
6. after wizard: default recipient policy whill be created for domain.com.
7. email sent and receive.
Is this the right way or is my terminologie completely wrong. if so can you participate where needed.