Sending Internet E-mail via Microsoft Exchange Server

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Hi all,

I am trying to migrate from Microsoft exchange server 5.5 to exchange server 2003. I have networked 10 PCs via a rooter. The external DNS are configured correctly on port 25 and using a smart host for outbound DNS. The question I want to ask is;

 Am i supposed to be able to telnet the telnet server on port 25? This is because if I do that I result to an error.  I have completed installation and setting up everything else, deployment tools and wizards without any problems.

But when it comes to setting up the internet email wizard I get an error; 

Exchange System Manager

To send Internet e-mail, the selected server cannot be a bridgehead server.

ID no: c103b530

Exchange System Manager


I have found a forum that implies this wizard doesn't work with 2 x NIC's. Can someone tell me how to make the necessary configurationally changes manually?  

Also MS KB 821830 seems to imply the samething. I really need help for setting up the internet email, since I can’t send or receive any email on my pc.

Please if you have any idea on how to go about this, I need your help ASAP.

Thank you.

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Sending Internet E-mail via Microsoft Exchange Server


Hi Japhet,

This is an error message due to the difference between Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 and Exchange Server 2003. They work differently. The SMTP port you have set-up could not be used. I would highly suggest for you to change the SMTP port to a different one for example port 26. 

Follow these steps to change the SMTP listening port on a server that is using Exchange 2003:

  1. Launch the Exchange System Manager.
  2. Highlight and click the Servername, click Protocols, and then click SMTP.
  3. Right-click on the Default SMTP Virtual Server object, and then click on Properties.
  4. On the General tab, click on the Advanced button, click on the Edit button, and set TCP port to 26 (or whatever new value you want).

I hope this is helpful.

– Angel

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