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    I have a clientA that just changed websites and had some DNS changes made. Since the DNS changes (something I didn't do) the company that hosts their website can no longer email clientA. Nothing changed on their 2003 Server - and I am able to send them emails - but the website hosting company can no longer

    This is the bounce back the hosting company gets:

    The original message was received at Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:00:17 -0500
    from []

    ----- Transcript of session follows -----
    <[email protected]>... Deferred: Connection refused by
    Warning: message still undelivered after 4 hours
    Will keep trying until message is 5 days old
    Reporting-MTA: dns;
    Arrival-Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 14:00:17 -0500

    Final-Recipient: RFC822; [email protected]
    Action: delayed
    Status: 4.4.1
    Remote-MTA: DNS;
    Last-Attempt-Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:23:32 -0500
    Will-Retry-Until: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 14:00:17 -0500

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    Re: Deferred: Connection refused by

    This is very common.
    The company that hosts their web site will have their system setup to presume that they host everything - email included. Either that or they are using different information internally to the public information. If it is happening just for that one company then they need to look closer to home.

    It will not be a DNS issue so much, but an issue with their mail server - it thinks the email is local.

    Simon Butler
    Exchange MVP

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