Relay operation rejected ASAP!

Dear All,

I got this message when i try to send test message.

I telnet the port and it response and also use online 
utility to check if my mail is working and it is.

What I could be missing?

I even delete all the entry in the Relay Option in the 
SMTP Virtual Server!

The message could not be sent because one of the 
recipients was rejected by the server. The rejected e-mail 
address was ''. Subject 'test 
using the mailserver on mailserver', 
Account: 'mailserver', Server: 'mailserver', Protocol: 
SMTP, Server Response: '554 
<<>>... Relay operation rejected', 
Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 554, Error 
Number: 0x800CCC79
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"disk0nek" <> wrote:

>I got this message when i try to send test message.

Probably related to your client?

>I telnet the port and it response and also use online 
>utility to check if my mail is working and it is.


220 tagasapot.tclwebmail ESMTP Server (Microsoft Exchange Internet
Mail Service
5.5.2653.13) ready
250 OK
mail from:
250 OK - mail from <>
rcpt to:
250 OK - Recipient <>
221 closing connection


220 Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service, Version: 6.0.3790.0 ready
at  Sun,
29 Aug 2004 05:08:43 +0800
250 Hello [66.92.xx.xx]
mail from:
250 2.1.0 OK
rcpt to:
250 2.1.5

The only difference is the mail server software.

>What I could be missing?

If the 554 error was sent from the server at address it
could mean that your IP address (or domain, or email address) has been

Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at
richnews (7316)
8/28/2004 9:12:35 PM

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