well in that case the mail is poped to the server from an ISP. an MX record
or Mail Exchange record is out there to tell other mail servers where to
send SMTP mail. you need to have a FQDN as an MX record. that FQDN needs to
then have an A record that is associated with your IP
If this is just a home server to play with. goto www.dns2go.com and sign up
for one of there accounts you can get them to host an MX record for you,
even if you have a dynamic IP. this will allow you to work with you mail
hope some of that made sense. it almost did to me
> Kevin, it's only a POP mail account I have. Can I still create an MX
> for that?
> We have clients in the field with SBS 2000 installed with POP connectors.
> don't recall MX records being created for them.
> Remember, any other mail sent works fine unless it is addressed to a
> recipient at sympatico.ca
> I have no problems receiving any mail, including mail from outside
> sympatico.ca senders.
> What about Richard's suggestion about DNS?
> > It routes to her based on the X.400 address that is what Exchange uses
> > internal email routing.
> > it bounces the outside mail because it cannot find an MX record. Create
> > MX record for your email domain and mail will be routed properly.
> > > I run Small Business Server 2000 at home as I study my MCSE. I have
> > > Windows 2000 Pro terminal on my network and both my wife and myself
> > > user accounts. My domain is called skunkwerkz.local
> > > I have a DSL connection with sympatico.ca on my server an the
> > is
> > > always active. Using the connection wizard in SBS 2000, my wife and
> > > myself's e-mail accounts are listed in the POP3 connector
> > > Sympatico's SMTP server is also entered in the connection wizard.
> > > In the Exchange e-mail tab of our profiles, there is an SMTP e-mail
> > address
> > > for my network account at skunkwerkz.local. Also, there is an SMTP
> > > address for Sympatico and this e-mail address is set as the primary
> > address.
> > > HERE IS THE PROBLEM:
> > > I can send and receive e-mail except that I can not send any e-mail to
> > > Sympatico account other than my wife. The moment I send an e-mail to
> > > someone with a Sympatico account other than myself, Exchange server
> > bounces
> > > it back as fast as I can push send/receive. The message is that the
> > > does not exist at the destination.
> > > If I send an e-mail to my wife, who has a Sympatico address, Exchange
> > routes
> > > that to her mailbox.
> > > Somewhere, Exchange thinks Sympatico.ca is local. I have checked the
> > > Recipient Policy and all appears in order. What am I doing wrong?
> > > Thanks