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  • Bridgehead server setup ?

    I'm trying to understand how to configure a bridgehead server to a ISP that will route all mail into and out of our domain. I think I'm missing something fundimental though.

    I've setup a SMTP connector for the routing group that our servers belong to. That conenctor forwards all mail to our smarthost (the ISP)

    The local bridgehead server for the conenctor has a default SMTP server that is also setup to foward all mail to the same smarthost.

    However (and this is what I'm missing) all mail that comes into the bridgehead is now forwarded to the ISP, even mail for our domain.

    How do tell the bridgehed server to accept emails for our domain and pass them on to the backend servers? The default policy is set up to accept the correct email addresses by the way.

    Any pointers gratefully accepted !

    Andy

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    Re: Bridgehead server setup ?

    Do you have more than one Exchange server? If so then a smart host on the SMTP virtual server will cause this problem. When a smart host is set on the SMTP virtual server it forces all traffic to go to the smart host, no matter what Exchange or DNS tries to resolve. If you have followed instructions to set it like that, then they are wrong - even if they are Microsoft's.

    If you have configured a smart host on the SMTP virtual server, remove it.
    Then restart the SMTP SERVER Service on the machine itself.
    The smart host should be configured on an SMTP Connector only.

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      Re: Bridgehead server setup ?

      Originally posted by Sembee View Post
      Do you have more than one Exchange server? If so then a smart host on the SMTP virtual server will cause this problem. When a smart host is set on the SMTP virtual server it forces all traffic to go to the smart host, no matter what Exchange or DNS tries to resolve. If you have followed instructions to set it like that, then they are wrong - even if they are Microsoft's.
      Yes I do have more than one exchange server (three in fact). so this sounds like the problem. Thanks for the help, I'll try this tomorrow.

      Andy

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