+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15
Enterprise Software Thread, Problems sending external mail since upgrading to Exchange 2010 SP2 in Technical; Hey guys...need some urgent help! Just installed Exchange 2010 SP2 and the install went fine. The problem is I cant ...
  1. #1
    Darylrese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    422
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    10

    Exclamation Problems sending external mail since upgrading to Exchange 2010 SP2

    Hey guys...need some urgent help!

    Just installed Exchange 2010 SP2 and the install went fine. The problem is I cant send external emails since upgrading to sp2, they just sit in a queue.

    When I restart the transport service some push through, but a majority do not.

    What could be causing this? I have changed no settings other than install SP2 and rollup's

    Receiving mail is working just fine and is instant.
    Last edited by Darylrese; 9th December 2012 at 12:31 AM.

  2. #2

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,527
    Thank Post
    1,339
    Thanked 470 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    200
    I was going to say check the external send connector but its strange that some are getting through and some aren't.

  3. #3
    Darylrese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    422
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    OK so I wake up this morning to 17 emails all timed at 5am - 7am and the whole lot have come through....strange! Why would there be a delay for so long? Users were reporting this last week but we didn't think much of it until yesterday.

    Just sent another 2, one to Hotmail and one to ntlworld...both sat in queue, Hotmail one arrived about 15mins later, no sign of ntlworld email. They sat in a queue on exchange at our smarthost labelled as 'ready' for a long period of time then disappear but not always being delivered

    1.jpg

    Untitled.jpg
    Last edited by Darylrese; 9th December 2012 at 10:21 AM.

  4. #4

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,527
    Thank Post
    1,339
    Thanked 470 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    200
    Redstone?

    Perhaps thats your problem? Are you relaying via your ISP smtp?

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,144
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 326 Times in 316 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    once they have arrived, check the headers to see where they work stuck. Also , up the protocol & connector logging to see how exch is makong an connection and to what.

  6. #6
    Darylrese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    422
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    yep, redstone is our ISP for the council, our interent and email is hosted by them

  7. #7
    Darylrese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    422
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    anyone? mail is being delayed between 30mins and 3 days for all mail at the moment! We receive a stupid amount of SPAM to the school each day, not sure if that's got anything to do with it

  8. #8

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,527
    Thank Post
    1,339
    Thanked 470 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    200
    Create your own send connector to bypass redstone and just send directly and see if that works. The school I worked at in the UK used them and they were shocking to be honest.

    Also as sukh says what do the headers say from the mail once you receive it eventually?

  9. #9
    Darylrese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    422
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    thanks guys. Can you have a second send connector or will I need to delete the current one? Sorry I'm fairly new to exchange 2010.

    When emails come though, they have the same header which they were originally sent with, nothing added, nothing taken away.
    Last edited by Darylrese; 11th December 2012 at 01:15 PM.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,144
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 326 Times in 316 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    What I'm trying to get at, is where they delay is, can you post the message headers or PM.

    Does your send connector use DNS Lookups or a smarthost?

  11. #11
    Darylrese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    422
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    What I'm trying to get at, is where they delay is, can you post the message headers or PM.

    Does your send connector use DNS Lookups or a smarthost?
    So having returned to the office today, i have looked at the send connector again to find there is no FQDN specified in the connector.

    I added the FQDN of exchange, applied, sent an email to my ntlworld, hotmail and yahoo and all recived instantly...not sure if this is a fix or a pure coincidence.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,144
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 326 Times in 316 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    Quote Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
    So having returned to the office today, i have looked at the send connector again to find there is no FQDN specified in the connector.

    I added the FQDN of exchange, applied, sent an email to my ntlworld, hotmail and yahoo and all recived instantly...not sure if this is a fix or a pure coincidence.
    That should not make any difference on the issue you had. It's purpose is would not make a difference to your issue. Also, the default value is $null if on a HUB server.

  13. #13
    Darylrese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    422
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Most strange then.

    The other problem is the amount of SPAM we are recieving and also google and ntlworld have blocked us as a source of SPAM as they have recieved a lot of unsolicied email from us...any ideas how to stop that?

  14. #14

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,664
    Thank Post
    1,263
    Thanked 786 Times in 683 Posts
    Rep Power
    237
    Quote Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
    The other problem is the amount of SPAM we are recieving and also google and ntlworld have blocked us as a source of SPAM as they have recieved a lot of unsolicied email from us...any ideas how to stop that?
    You send email through your ISP's Smarthost? It sounds as though either you or another of your ISP's customers is sending out a lot of spam, so email is being rate-limited in some cases or simply rejected. You could switch to sending email directly from your Exchange server, as mentioned above, but make sure your domain's DNS settings are set up beforehand or most larger email systems (Google, Yahoo, etc) will reject your emails. Google's own documentation on the subject is quite informative, it's worth having a read through and seems to hold for sending emailt o other receipiants, too. You might also want to check your system for spam-bots, of course.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,144
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 326 Times in 316 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    Quote Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post
    Most strange then.

    The other problem is the amount of SPAM we are recieving and also google and ntlworld have blocked us as a source of SPAM as they have recieved a lot of unsolicied email from us...any ideas how to stop that?
    relaying locked down?

    Got AS on your Exch server or gateway
    ?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Exchange 2010 not sending external mail
    By sfoord in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 21st August 2013, 02:53 PM
  2. Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 Migration - Final Issues
    By PaulO99 in forum Enterprise Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7th September 2011, 10:52 AM
  3. Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010
    By Sheridan in forum Licensing Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24th June 2011, 10:55 AM
  4. Upgraded to Exchange 2010, we now have a problem!
    By pritchardavid in forum Enterprise Software
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30th March 2011, 03:06 PM
  5. Unable to send external mail on server 2003
    By coolswinger in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 3rd April 2010, 01:10 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •