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  • I'll try this again ..

    I'm a setting up ExCH07 on Server2003 in a VirtualBox in order to learn and practise.

    There must be a way to send a simple email in/out just for test purposes.

    ????

    VirtualBox is running on XP. I installed everything and created a network bridge. I can get to the internet and ping things like mail.yahoo.com.

    I created the Server2003 and set the domain to danrohan.com. Exchange installed correctly.

    I created a Recieve Connector in Server Configuration -> Hub Transport :: Client

    Use all avail IP locally on port 25 and 587 :: recieve all IP address 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255 :: Anonymous is checked.

    The FQDN is exchange.danrohan.com.

     What am I missing?

    I signed up with www.dyn-dns.com I don't want to pay for a mail hop service that I'm only going to use for an hour or two ..

    Any ideas on how to use Ex07 in this environment?

     



    • Edited by danrohan Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:47 AM
    Thursday, July 7, 2011 12:20 AM

Answers

  • I wouldn't use One and One personally for anything. Their system is setup to work in a certain way (them for everything). You may want to consider using another company to host the domain.

    With the state you are in, your email is going to servers at One and One. I am not familiar with their DNS configuration system to know how you change the MX records, but you will need a mail hop service to route email through. The MX records would point to them. You can't do it with DNS alone - DNS is just host names, has nothing to do with port numbers.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Proposed as answer by Xiu Zhang Tuesday, July 12, 2011 6:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Monday, July 18, 2011 3:09 AM
    Monday, July 11, 2011 11:40 PM

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  • If port 25 is blocked then you aren't going to be able to do much. You will have to subscribe to a mail hop service.

    To receive email you just need to enable anonymous on Receive Connector. Sending email you will probably have to use a Smart host, which is configured on the Send Connector.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    Thursday, July 7, 2011 9:27 PM
  • Hi,

    Please try to change smtp port to another one. You can follow the steps in article below:

    How to change SMTP port 25 to another port in Microsoft Exchange Server

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274842

    Regards,

    Xiu

     


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    Friday, July 8, 2011 6:29 AM
  • Thanks Simon and Xui ..

    I can telnet to smtp.sbcglobal.net 25 from both the XP desktop and the Virtualbaox Exchange ...

    .. and nslookup from the Virtual Exchange ..

    > set type=MX
    > danrohan.com
    Server:  home
    Address:  192.168.1.254

    Non-authoritative answer:
    danrohan.com    MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx01.1and1.com
    danrohan.com    MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mx00.1and1.com

    ..my setting from my hosting company ..

    Domain name : danrohan.com
    IP Address (A-Record) : xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx  //I can't edit the A record at 1and1.com

    Name server 1: ns30.1and1.com
    Name server 2: ns29.1and1.com
    Mail server 1: mx00.1and1.com, 10
    Mail server 2: mx01.1and1.com, 10

    Can I use this combination of ISP and hosting company to configure a Virtual Exchange 07 server?

     

    Monday, July 11, 2011 11:31 PM
  • I wouldn't use One and One personally for anything. Their system is setup to work in a certain way (them for everything). You may want to consider using another company to host the domain.

    With the state you are in, your email is going to servers at One and One. I am not familiar with their DNS configuration system to know how you change the MX records, but you will need a mail hop service to route email through. The MX records would point to them. You can't do it with DNS alone - DNS is just host names, has nothing to do with port numbers.

    Simon.


    Simon Butler, Exchange MVP
    Blog | Exchange Resources | In the UK? Hire Me.
    • Proposed as answer by Xiu Zhang Tuesday, July 12, 2011 6:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Xiu Zhang Monday, July 18, 2011 3:09 AM
    Monday, July 11, 2011 11:40 PM
  • try again ..
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 1:49 AM