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  • Question

  • i have 2 prodution domains:

    domain a
    domain b

    Domain a has exchange server 2007 witch contains 1 ldap server and 1 mailbox server

    Domain b has exchanger server 2010 witch contains 1 ldap server and 1 mailbox server

    i am having the issue of being able to send and receive email to the 2 domains.
    -when a user on domain a sends a email to a user on domain b the user on domain b never ets the email, and the same is for a user on domain b trying to send a email to a user on domain a. the user on domain a never gets the email.

     anyone have any ideas?


    Danny G Guillory Jr.
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:46 PM

Answers

  • to fix this particular issue i used the triubleshoot tools in exchnage to see 1 that the mail was coming in and going out of the servers. Then what hapen to be the issue was the incomming and outgoing connectors.

    once i used the troublshooting tools i was able to follow the mail and where it was failing at.


    Danny G Guillory Jr.
    Friday, April 22, 2011 2:26 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Could you post an error message?

    Are the two domains in the same forest?

    /Martin


    Exchange is a passion not just a collaboration software.
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:50 PM
  • nope there in different forest

    and neither user ever gets a error message

    ideas?


    Danny G Guillory Jr.
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:56 PM
  • Hi

    Have you tried doing a message tracking on the mails?

    If they are on the same network you could add a send connector with a smart host so that the mails are sent directly between the servers instead of going though the internet.

    /Martin


    Exchange is a passion not just a collaboration software.
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:02 PM
  • Do message tracking as mracket suggested. Also see if you can connect and send email via telnet on port 25.

    1. Open command prompt on Exchange server A

    2. telnet exchangeServerB 25

    Helo

    mail from: user@domainA.com

    rcpt to:user@domainB.com

    data

    subject:test

    .

    .

     


    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:08 PM
  •  

    Hi,

     

    Any update on your issue? Have you tried to do message tracking on your Exchange server? Have you followed the suggestion by James?

    Here is an article about how to use telnet to test SMTP communication.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123686(EXCHG.80).aspx

     

    Best regards,

    Serena


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    Monday, February 28, 2011 9:40 AM
  • i have tried message tracking. if i send to my smarthost the mail leaves exchange server a and goes to the smarthost then the smarthost is responsiable for sending the mail to the exhange server b.

    if i take out the smarthost mail never reaches the exchsnge server b. the message que on exchange server a just says some dns error

    any ideas?


    Danny G Guillory Jr.
    Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:41 AM
  • Hi,

    Sounds like your DNS server aren't able to lookup the MX records for the other domain. Try and use NSLOOKUP to to verify that you can see the server that you need to deliver the mails to. Run this from the hub transport server from each company. Here is an technet article about how to use the nslookup utility:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998082(EXCHG.65).aspx

    /Martin


    Exchange is a passion not just a collaboration software.
    Thursday, March 3, 2011 6:59 AM
  • Hi Danny

     

    Any updates to this question?

     

    /Martin


    Exchange is a passion not just a collaboration software.
    Monday, April 18, 2011 3:22 PM
  • to fix this particular issue i used the triubleshoot tools in exchnage to see 1 that the mail was coming in and going out of the servers. Then what hapen to be the issue was the incomming and outgoing connectors.

    once i used the troublshooting tools i was able to follow the mail and where it was failing at.


    Danny G Guillory Jr.
    Friday, April 22, 2011 2:26 PM