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FOPE Public Address RRS feed

  • Question

  • When going through the inital VLS activation and it ask for the Public Inbound IP and Public Outbound IP, what should I be using.

    Public Inbound? = Public IP of my Exchange Server or what

    Public Outbound? = My public PAT address or what

    Monday, October 24, 2011 1:54 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    "Public Inbound" is the public IP address under which your Exchange Server is currently published. Normally the IP-Address of your MX-record.

    "Public Outbound" is the public IP address under which your Exchange Server sends emails to external recipients. Normally this is your MX-record too.

    For the initial setup it's only necessary to set up the right public inbound IP because FOPE will do some tests. After the setup is done you can change the IP addresses in the admin center. The public outbound is only necessary to limit access to FOPE for outbound emails.

    Greetings

    Christian

     


    Christian Groebner MVP Forefront
    Monday, October 24, 2011 2:01 PM
  • So if I am currently using another spam product, I should still us the MX record info?
    Monday, October 24, 2011 2:02 PM
  • Hi,

    you should use the ip address where your Exchange Sever is published and reachable from external.

    Greetings

    Christian


    Christian Groebner MVP Forefront
    Monday, October 24, 2011 2:05 PM
  • Ok, I put in my MX record and my public NAT address to my exchange box, but the validation fails on both.
    Monday, October 24, 2011 2:16 PM
  • You need to make sure you have a receive connector set up to accept SMTP traffic from the FOPE networks

    12.129.20.0/24
    12.129.199.61
    12.129.219.155
    63.241.222.0/24
    65.55.88.0/24
    94.245.120.64/26
    206.16.57.70
    207.46.51.64/26
    207.46.163.0/24
    213.199.154.0/24
    213.199.180.128/26
    216.32.180.0/24
    216.32.181.0/24

    and that these networks are allowed through your firewalls.
    Monday, October 24, 2011 2:25 PM
  • Hi,

    if your MX record point to your current spam hoster then it should fail. Make sure your public IP address is reachable from the outside. You can test it with telnet yourpublicip 25. Then your Exchange Server should answer you with the correct public name you have registered for it.

    Greetings

    Christian


    Christian Groebner MVP Forefront
    Monday, October 24, 2011 10:01 PM
  • Can you elaborate on this further,  with some examples of what these records look like and where I might find these (MX) records?    This may seem trivial to some, but some of us really may not know what that means, so the more information that is provided,  the easier the concept is to grasp.   


    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:46 AM