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

  • From: "Steve Moffat" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 17:06:12 -0400


It's normally called store and forward. Where the email is stored at the
isp and is either pushed or pulled from the isp.


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny [mailto:nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 4:39 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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The haggis is unusual in that it is neither consistently nocturnal nor diurnal, 
but instead is active at dawn and dusk (crepuscular), with occasional forays 
forth during the day and night. 

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