Make sure your DNS is working properly. If you have installed the Win2K DNS
service; by default the server is set up as a root server. A dot or root zone is
created therefore any DNS requests will not be forwarded to the Internet to be
resolved. Delete the root zone and configure the forwarders tab. This does not
happen in NT 4. You can also run the dcdiag program to verify if Active
Directory and DNS are working properly. Also run nslookup in an internet
> I am having the same problem, so if someone has the solution, please let me
> I am not sure, but my problem may be more serious, I don't know enough yet.
> I have a little server that I use to learn how this all works and have
> registered a domain that I point to my DNS server. This part seems to work
> fine. I have Exchange 2000 installed and can recieve mail, but not send. I
> get the message that the receipient was "rejected by the server. Unable to
> relay for <external e-mail>". I am not sure if this is part of the problem,
> but my server is on my internal network and has one of those 192.168.1.*
> addresses (LinkSys Router) with the router set to forward the relevant ports
> to it. I have the SMTP virtual server set up as well as I can understand it
> (and that is not saying much), but don't have a business type connection,
> just a single IP with the usual home use SMTP servers etc. from my ISP.
> Thanks for any help ;-)
> > If you email me tomorrow, I have a suggestion to fix. I had the same
> > problem, and am going to share the fix (with screen shots) with a few
> > tomorrow who are alos having the same problem
> > > I have exactly this same issue. Mail from 5.5 worked fine outbound for 3
> > > years for an office of 30 people. We updated to W2k and E2K with the
> > > identical configuration for SMTP and can no longer send outbound mail.
> > You
> > > are not alone and I have struggled for 3 days without success.
> > > > Dear all,
> > > > I want to migrate my (home/test) network from NT4, exchange 5.5 to
> > > and
> > > > E2K.
> > > > In my NT4 config, I setup the IMC to connect using my ADSL connection
> > > > send the outbound mail.
> > > > Inbound mail is not handled by IMC, because I don't have a fixed IP
> > > address,
> > > > but using outlook and some rules, all goes well.
> > > > Now I want to get into E2K, so I have been doing some test.
> > > > Internal mail is no prob, but external is allways undeliverable.
> > > > Checking out some newsgroups and sites, I allready set up my ADSL
> > > connection
> > > > for autodial.
> > > > In the First Routing Group container, under connect I set up a new
> > > > connector.
> > > > In the general tab, under "forward all mail through...", I set the
> > > > address of my isp. For the local Bridghead server, I added my own
> > server.
> > > > Don't I have to tell E2K somewhere to use my newly setup smtp
> > to
> > > > be used for outbound mail or something?
> > > > Tnx for all tips.
> > > > Stef.