Ok, I am working with a windows server for work. I know very little about windows in the workplace, except that when it comes to iis and mail, it just sucks at it.
Anyhoot, I have checked web pages, and books that are here and I am confused. Basiclly what we have setup is a domain, then all the otherstuff, proxy server, dns, wins, etc.
I am working on another iis server. Basicly they want forum software(which is installed and working) for their sales reps. Now what I cant get to work is getting the mail sent. A few things first:
1.SMTP IS running on the machine, I can telnet to port 25
2. After attempting to send the message via vbulliten the drop folder is empty
Baiscly mails are not sending, anywhere. I tried connecting to port25 via telnet, but I could not find the syntax to organize a message(I forget what this is called, but like in sendmail/qmail you type To: From: etc)
Thats what I wsa looking for, Ill give it a try when I get back to work tommarow. Matt, I get no errors. One thing I hate about windows, is that I dont know it like unix. So I dont know what log files to check, etc. Basicly, after setting up relaying, I setup outlook express(on same machine) setup up smtp on outlook, sent a mail, it accepted it with no errors, then no mail sent, as far as I can tell. I assume the drop folder is the folder that gets outgoing mail, I think I saw that in a help file. That never appears to have anything. So Im going to try what was in the previous post and see if I can get an error from that.
Originally posted by davidb ok, now I know the mail is atleast attempting to send, I check the event viewer and all I get is "message dilivery failed to send to the remote domain". No extra information. Any ideas?
I wonder if there's a Windows "dig" command that's equal to UNIX. Make sure the domain you're sending to is being resolved and whatnot.
That error message really sucks, not much to work with when that's all they tell you.