Exchange server 2010 configuration in IBM server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear All,

    I am new to exchange.

    I installed & configured exchange server 2010,but I am facing some problem. Below I explained about my infrastructure & problem details. Please help me to resolve this problem.


    Domain hosting details::

    My domain name: abc.com

    I registered this domain with “squarerock” domain hosting company

    IP address for my domain abc.com à 113.XXX.XXX.XXX given by squarerock

    We hosted a website also

    The following records are created by “suqarerock”


    MX( prority=0, abc.com)

    NS (ns1.squarerock.com & ns2.squarerock.com)




    In organization configuration details:

    We configure private ip address in our server (we use NATing)

    We installed ADDS in the name of abc.com

    The following records are created in our DNS


    MX( prority=0, abc.com)

    NS (our own ns record,ns1.squarerock.com & ns2.squarerock.com)


    Cname (owa access)

    Installed IIS

    Installed exchange 2010

    All roles are installed in a single server

    I configured send & receive connector



     I create a user mail box in exchange server 2010, now I can send mail to both internal domain user & external domain users (gmail,yahoomail,etc..),but I can’t receive mail from external domain(gmail,yahoomail,etc..)


    Temporary solution::

    I am using 3<sup>rd</sup> party application called exchangepop3; using this application I can send & receive mail to anyone. The problem with this application is mails are not store in my exchange server.



    My quires::

    How to send & receive mails without using any 3<sup>rd</sup> party application?



    Monday, April 8, 2013 2:31 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    Does the IP address of the MX record point to your Exchange server ... or what does it point to?

    Have you added abc.com as an accepted domain and given this address to your user(s)?

    Cheers, Steve

    Monday, April 8, 2013 9:21 AM
  • To what IP address does your A record point?

    Usually, MX points to the name in the A record


    A record points to a publicly registered IP address of your organization.

    This is often the external IP address of the organization firewall.

    However, if you use some 3rd party mail filtering service, your MX records would refer to the DNS records provided by this organization (you didn't mention using any such organization though).


    You said you use NAT.

    Have you configured 1 to 1 NAT so that when the incoming SMTP traffic arrives at the firewall (for example), it is forwarded to your Exchange server?

    On this subject, have you configured firewall rules for SMTP traffic so this can actually happen? (Not to mention OWA access and so forth).


    You said you configured the Receive Connnector. Did you recall setting  permissions for "Anonymous" connections.

    Please mark as helpful if you find my contribution useful or as an answer if it does answer your question. That will encourage me - and others - to take time out to help you.

    Monday, April 8, 2013 10:31 AM
  • my MX record pointing for website hosting company ip address.

    I configure 1to 1 NAT. i modified firewall settings also.

    I configured receive connector & accepted domain properly.

    Monday, April 8, 2013 12:37 PM