220 mysbsserver.myinternaldomain.local Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 6.0.3790.3959 ready at Wed, 15 Aug 2007 19:30:25 -0600Okay, so what is wrong with this picture?
It is pretty obvious that the people who set this one up were not using the CEICW to configure the Internet settings. If they did, Exchange would have answered with at least "myinternetdomain.com" instead of the .local internal domain.
What does that mean? Probably a good chunk of that particular establishment's email won't be getting anywhere fast. Most SMTP servers will perform a reverse DNS lookup on any email they are receiving. The myinternaldomain.local does not exist on the Internet, so their email is toast.
Also, the ESMTP 18.104.22.168.3959 does not line up with any of our installations. My guess is that Exchange SP2 is not installed. Our SBS Exchange SP2 ESMTP answers 6.0.3790.1830.
After a search, we couldn't find the version numbers for the SMTPSVC. Anyone able to fill us in?
So, there are two very important lessons here:
- Use the wizards! - especially the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard.
- Post SBS install should always have the latest updates and service packs.
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