OT Routing problem MS sendmail and exchange

Kearney, Rob RKearney at AZERTY.COM
Tue Oct 14 15:54:09 IST 2003


We used to do this, however, we had our sendmail gateway send ALL mail to
the exchange server first. Exchange will deliver mail to those local users,
then as configured (off the top of my head, cannot remember how, but could
be "Smart Host" in Exchange settings), Exchange would send the mail to all
unmatched recipients to another mail server.  The only catch here is that
your sendmail gateway, cannot be the server with the local users, otherwise
local delivery would apply.


-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Boberg [mailto:carl.boberg at NRM.SE]
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 9:32 AM
Subject: OT Routing problem MS sendmail and exchange

I have been looking everywhere fo a solution to this.

Using Malscanner a mailgateway (lowest MX)

In the DMZ i have a sendmail sever my users connetct to for POP/IMAP/SMTP

I now have a new Exchange server and new users on this one and migrating old
slowly from the sendmail to the exchange.

MS smtpGW scans all mail comming in an the sends all mail to the new
Exchange server.
All email the exchange server cant resolve it sends to the old sendmail
server (even @domain.com addresses)
But the sendmail will only deliver @domain.com if there exist a local user.

I need to figure out how to make sendmail deliver local addresses and those
@domain.com adresses it doesnt have localy sould be sent to the exchange

How to solve when a local domain (@domain.com) address has been moved???

I could maintain the aliasses file on the old server but that is way too
much administration.

Also can I make the Mailscanner Mailgateway relay mail to my internal
mailservers on a trial error basis?
Incomming mail to @domain.com first try internalmailserver1.domain.com
if NDR (non delivery reply) then try internalmailserver2.domain.com

Sorry if im unclear or messy in my description.
Thanks for any help in advance.

Bets regards
Carl Boberg
System & Network Administrator
Swedish Museum of Naturalhistory
Frescativägen 40
104 05 Stockholm
Tel nr: 08-5195 5116
Mobile: 0701-82 4055
E-mail: carl.boberg at nrm.se

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