[windows2000] How do I fix Exchange Server 2000, so that it will send outbound email?

  • From: "Rod Falanga" <rjfalanga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 12:40:43 -0600

Well, I finally got Exchange Server 2000 to work on the new Windows 2000
Server.  It was a lot of work, and I needed Microsoft's Technical Support to
get it done, but it is now done.

Now, I've got an old problem, which the former system admin fixed years ago,
but I don't know how to fix.  Basically, what is happening is that we cannot
send any outbound email (email meant to be sent to some email address
outside of our network).  Any email within our network works fine.  Any
email that comes from an external source but is sent to someone within our
network works fine.  But any email that anyone within our network attempts
to send outside of our network, doesn't work at all.  We are getting

"Delivery Status Notification (Delay)"

messages a few hours after attempting to send an email to some external
address.  However, in a sense, this hasn't ever worked quite right, although
it has worked.  Let me explain.

Our network is "amci.unm.edu".  For argument's sake, if I had an account at
work called "Rod", then to log into my account I could use rod@xxxxxxxxxxxx
for the account (profile) name, and then my password.  However, we have
never used such email addresses to send email to anyone outside of our
network.  Instead, we have used the email addresses that were assigned to us
by our ISP, which in this case is the University of New Mexico (for
argument's sake I'll call it rod@xxxxxxxx)

But, for years, we have been able to successfully send and receive emails
from external sources just fine.  My former boss set us up in Exchange,
somehow, so that any outbound email would go into a queue in Exchange and
eventually through our ISP to the outside world.  I probably should just
leave it that way and do whatever fix he did, in order to be able to send
email to the outside world, and still use the internal email addresses for
internal correspondence/collaboration/etc.  So, how do I do that?

Alternatively, I guess it would be possible to actually make it so that
email addresses like rod@xxxxxxxxxxxx would work, but I haven't a clue as to
how I would go about making that possible.  How does one do that, if one
wanted to?


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