Setting up SMTP and POP3 on server 2003

February 9, 2011 at 13:48:12
Specs: Server 2003
I have built a Server 2003 strictly as a SMTP/ POP3 email server in a workgroup "WORKGROUP", this is the config

WAN IP xxx.200.233.250 this goes to a netgear router DHCP enabled then to a passive switch then to the Server 2003. The server IP is 192.168.1.20 and the clients are DHCP 192.168.1.X

I have configred the server MAIL_SERVER /subdomain peerlessmicro.com and added the email accounts without adding them to a user group/ I had the ISP make the MX record change but logon fails.

from the client I can telnet to 192.168.1.20 25 and 110 and see the SMTP and POP
the clients in outlook are set as follows

incoming - mail-server.peerlessmicro.com
outgoing - mail-server.peerlessmicro.com

account- test@peerlessmicro.com
password- test
outgoing server requires authentification

I can not get the client to logon, I need help

edited by moderator: remove wan ip


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#1
February 9, 2011 at 14:25:42
What did you get, when trying to telnet mail-server.peerlessmicro.com:25 or mail-server.peerlessmicro.com:110, from a client pc?

Further, have you tried to send a mail via telnet, like this?

telnet mail-server.peerlessmicro.com:25
helo peerlessmicro.com
mail from:<test@peerlessmicro.com>
rcpt to:<another_internet_mail_account@internet_domain.com>
data
subject:Just a test-mail
This mail is just for testing !!!
.
quit

Did you get any error on that?

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#2
February 9, 2011 at 15:11:18
this is the response I am getting

telnet mail-server.peerlessmicro.com 25 could not open connection on port 25

telnet 192.168.1.20 25 220 mail-server microsoft esmtp mail service ver 6.0 ready


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#3
February 9, 2011 at 15:14:58
when I send the test email in telnet I get

250 mail-server hello (192.168.1.6)
test@peerlessmicro.com sender ok
unable to relay jwells1964@hotmail.com


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#4
February 9, 2011 at 15:35:41
when sent to ckidd@peerlessmicro.com
sender ok start mail input
qued mail for delivery (ctlf)

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#5
February 9, 2011 at 15:54:51
Ok, so you are dealing with an internal DNS problem, because accessing the mail server from internal clients via server ip address works.

If you want to access the server via it's domain name, you either have to add an entry for the domain name mail-server.peerlessmicro.com, pointing to 192.168.1.20 to your internal DNS server, or you have to add an entry to the hosts file of each client pc, that points to the mail domain name, like:
192.168.1.20 mail-server.peerlessmicro.com

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#6
February 9, 2011 at 16:29:42
Thanks, I am working on this remotely and I called the ISP and they had not created the MX Record as I was told, they just did this andceated the a record as well, I can now log into the incoming server from my pc ( outside the domain) when I test incoming is completes but the outgoing still fails???

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#7
February 9, 2011 at 16:45:48
Ok, you have to connect to the server remotely, via VNC, RDP or whatever.
At the server, open a command prompt, then try the following:

telnet 127.0.0.1:25
helo peerlessmicro.com
mail from:<test@peerlessmicro.com>
rcpt to:<you_mail_account_at_the_internet@domainname.com>
data
subject:Just another test-mail
This is a test.
.
quit

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