Who are the experts, from the ISP? If so, your network is s*****d. You need to explain your network, including DNS configuration including placement of DNS servers. If the network was not configured by IT personal from the school district, you may have big problems. John Tolmachoff MCSE CSSA Engineer/Consultant eServices For You www.eservicesforyou.com -----Original Message----- From: david [mailto:apba08@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 1:10 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] DNS Issue Dear all, I am running Windows 2k Server and Server 2k. The network has recently been reconfigured by "experts" for broadband and to join a wide area network for all local schools, and I have received virtually no incoming e-mail since! I can send e-mail out though. When I run a DNS report (www.DNSreport.com <http://www.dnsreport.com/> ) the clue seems to be that I get a "Fail" on the "Connect to mail servers". The message reads "Error: I could not connect to one or more of your mail servers: mx.segfl.ifl.net: Timed out [Last data sent: QUIT]" The other mail servers are dns1.segfl.ifl.net and dns0.segfl.ifl.net. The "expert" tested it by logging on top his server (also within the WAN) and e-mail was fine. Similarly the ISP can send through e-mail. Can anybody confirm that this is a DNS issue within the mail server that I can't connect to, or might it be within my own configuration? The site is northmead.surrey.sch.uk Regards David S. _____ I've stopped 149 spam messages. You can too! One month FREE spam protection at www.cloudmark.com <http://www.cloudmark.com/spamnet?v1> <http://www.cloudmark.com/spamnet?v1> Cloudmark SpamNet - Join the fight against spam!