We are migrating from MS Mail 3.2 to Exchange 5.0
All mail to and from the Internet in our company goes through a so called
smarthost running sendmail on a UNIX box.
Sending emails to the Internet from Exchange works fine.
Receiving emails from the Internet doesn't work. Exchange sends a email to
the originator with the diagnostic "too many hops". Apparently Exchange
receives something, but it can't deliver it and sends it back to the
smarthost who sends it back to Exchange and so on ....
Our Smarthost with sendmail uses the 'aliases' file to map all our users
SMTP addresses to corresponding Exchange mailbox addresses. (The advantage
is that multiple email addresses can be allocated to a single user)
It's my feeling that the problem is caused in the configuration of the
there are 2 entries in the aliases file:
The SMTP address for the Exchange mailbox of user vlieg is
Our domain is eurescom.de
The same scheme worked fine for MS Mail with the SMTP gateway. The
previously used aliases entries for me were:
If anybody knows how to configure our aliases file this would be greatly