Re: can't receive mail (internal & external)

  • From: "Alex" <alex@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 15:41:14 -0500

Try telneting from external ti your mx record to see your firewall is
stoping anything

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny [mailto:nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 3:39 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Re: can't receive mail (internal & external)

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 22:24:04 +0200, Obakeng Seleke
<obakeng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm currently having a problem in my company where all users are able 
> to send e-mails to external domains but cannot receive any, i've 
> checked my services and all have started (SMTP). Our internet line is 
> a 512k leased line and we use SMTP to transport and retrieve mail from

> our ISP.

You retrieve email from your ISP with SMTP?  Is this a new experimental
version of the SMTP protocol?  The SMTP I know (see:  is for moving email between
servers--both sending and receiving. POP3 and IMAP are for managing
received messages and downloading messages from a server to a client.

Anyway, first things first, can you telnet to your ISP's SMTP server on
port 25?

Have you checked your DNS resolution?  What does your ISP say?


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