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Offline motorollin

Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2008, 03:38:45 PM »
The way I see it, it's connecting ok but fails when it tries to actually send anything. I'm going to read up on SMTP and then try sending a message through the University server over Telnet. That way if I get an error at any point I'll see it in the Telnet session.
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

Offline motorollin

Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2008, 08:39:21 PM »
Ok, here's what happened when I tried to send an email through Telnet, directly to the SMTP server:

$ telnet smtp.xxx.ac.uk 25
Trying xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx...
Connected to smtp.xxx.ac.uk.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 smtp.xxx.ac.uk ESMTP ready; send us your mail, but not your spam.
HELO
250 smtp.xxx.ac.uk Hi [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]; I am so happy to meet you.
MAIL FROM:
250 , sender OK - how exciting to get mail from you!
RCPT TO:
550 Spamhaus hit - http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Connection closed by foreign host.



I followed the "Spamhaus" link, and I was directed to a page which said that "This IP range has been identified by Spamhaus as not meeting our policy for IPs which should deliver 'direct-to-mx' mail to PBL users." So it looks like the Uni Exchange server rejects emails from IP ranges which are not identified as being from legitimate ISP SMTP servers (or rather are identified as NOT belonging to them).

So I'm stuffed :-(
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

Offline motorollin

Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2008, 09:01:15 PM »
In a last ditch attempt to get this working, I have emailed my ISP and asked them if they can add an entry to their SMTP server to resolve exchange.xxx.ac.uk to the IP address of smtp.xxx.ac.uk. Hopefully it's that simple, and they will be prepared to do it.
Code: [Select]
10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2008, 09:05:47 PM »
In an effort to follow what you are doing... I've never really had much interest and understanding of network stuff... I did a bit of googling... only to find a naked picture of Gabriella Sabatini... I'm afraid, you're gonna be on your own... at least for the next 15min or so.. :-D

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2008, 09:14:47 PM »
As long as that? Blimey, you need more practice!
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2008, 09:17:48 PM »
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As long as that? Blimey, you need more practice!


Hahahah! Ok... I'll get practising... :lol:

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2008, 10:04:20 PM »
Oh that poor, violated sock... :-P
Hey, we can trash this thread without feeling guilty since it's one of mine :-D
Code: [Select]
10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2008, 10:17:37 PM »
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Oh that poor, violated sock... :-P
Hey, we can trash this thread without feeling guilty since it's one of mine :-D


Yeah... well Gabriella wasn't all she's cracked up to be... I the sock didn't suffer so much...

-Edit- Yup... accidentally clicked on a link with Hillary Swank's breasts and that pretty much killed it :-(

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2008, 01:54:58 PM »
Right, got a reply from my ISP. They are reluctant to make static entries their end for the uni MX server, in case anything changes at the uni end which screws up their settings and requires further changes. They have suggested that I ask the uni to put CNAMEs for the servers in to their zone. Unfortunately the IT department at uni don't even bother to return my emails :roll:
Code: [Select]
10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2008, 04:06:44 PM »
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Right, got a reply from my ISP. They are reluctant to make static entries their end for the uni MX server, in case anything changes at the uni end which screws up their settings and requires further changes. They have suggested that I ask the uni to put CNAMEs for the servers in to their zone. Unfortunately the IT department at uni don't even bother to return my emails :roll:


Set up a rival Exchange service and offer it to students and staff at the university?  :idea:

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2008, 08:32:50 PM »
Or just put up with OWA until I graduate in 2 years :roll:
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10  IT\'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
20  FOR C = 1 TO 2
30     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA
40     DA-NA-NAAAA-NAAAA DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAA
50  NEXT C
60  NA-NA-NAAAA
70  NA-NA NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAA NAAA-NAAAAAAAAAAA
80  GOTO 10
 

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Re: Exchange server malarkey
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2008, 08:46:24 PM »
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Or just put up with OWA until I graduate in 2 years :roll:



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