Exchange mails logged but not in inbox

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Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft Exchange 2003
Microsoft Outlook 2003
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Hello, I'm new to exchange but it seems i have done something wrong. I have a windows sbs and exchange 2003 I'm using (atm) just one user to test. I can connect to my exchange server and sync calendars, taksks, ... and until yesterday mails. But now it seems my mails aren't coming in. I removed my user, and recreated one with the same properties (don't ask why :p). I imported my data from a backup (all worked well even mails) and since no new mails. I removed any restrictions, and started logging the incoming mails. They all come in with the pop connector. I can see all my mails coming in to my user in the smpt logs but when i try to see them with web access or even on local network, there's nothing. I checked most sites all day long but haven't found a solution. I prefer not to reinstall everything and i'd love it if i didn't lose the 30+ mails that came in. I made a new user and tested if he recieved mails but no luck. Thanks

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Let me see if I understand your question. You have a 2003 Small Business Server, is this correct? Do you have a static public IP set for your exchange to use? Did you set up the server using the configuration wizards? What do you mean when you state “I removed any restrictions and started loggind the incoming mail” what exactly did you do? When you refer to “They all come in with the pop connector”, do you mean that you are use a pop connector to get your email from another mail server?

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If this server is for a business – seek assistance from a local Microsoft certified Small Business Specialist with experience in SBS 2003. As a minimum you should get a static IP; register a domain name, have your ISP setup an MX and A record pointing to your ‘’

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  • Dot238
    Yes i have a 2003 Small Business Server. My server has a static ip and I used the configuration wizards. I removed the relay restrictions in the smtp server and quota limits just to be sure. I enabled message tracking on the server in the exchange system manager to check that my email are coming in. I get my email from 2 different pop servers, so i configured the pop connector that comes with exchange 2003 in sbs. This server is for personal use so i don't know a local Microsoft certified Small Business Specialist. Like said above ip is set up correctly and so is my domain name and the records (although i don't have a mx record because i use my provider smtp server to send mails and get my mails with the pop connector).
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