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ASA5510 - making progress but no mail

ASA V. 7.0(4)12

I have a basic small business setup: internet, firewall with inside, outside, dmz interfaces, and intranet including a router for subnets. I've attached the config file that I was helped with by members of the forum a few months back. (I'm not an expert). I've changed the ip addresses.

So I've finally got people on inside seeing internet and internet seeing our web server on dmz, but no mail is getting to our email server on dmz.

The static (inside,dmz) statements are so I will know who on the inside is accessing our server - maybe there is a better way but I think that is working.

Our email/web server is We have a DNS server on the inside intranet Our ISP DNS servers are and .13.

In the logs, I've not found errors for smtp or pop3 specifically, but have seen the following errors:

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Re: ASA5510 - making progress but no mail

Do I add an additional nat statement such as:

nat (dmz) 1

Or could there be a problem with inspect esmtp

or any ideas? Help muchly appreciated!

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Re: ASA5510 - making progress but no mail

Please try.

nat (dmz)2

static (dmz,outside) Public_IP Private_IP netmask. (IP of your mail server)

Create a ACL for your DMZ.

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Re: ASA5510 - making progress but no mail

Many thanks for your help!

Your static statement: I don't have a public_IP for the server - just the outside interface. I will assume you did mean the public_ip for the outside interface. Also, people outside can connect to the webserver which is the same box as the email server. Not sure if I made this clear - but I will try your static statement.

For an ACL, I will try this:

access-list dmz_int extended permit tcp host any eq smtp

access-group dmz_int in interface dmz

Thanks again!! Jim

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Re: ASA5510 - making progress but no mail

I think it may be working now - there could be some issues still. I do see this in the logs:

Deny tcp src outside: dst by access-group "inbound"

The being our public outside ip_addr.

Several of these from different outside ip addresses. For our website, I think the only https we have is webmail - so perhaps these are just probes/errors/other?

cheers, Jim

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Re: ASA5510 - making progress but no mail

[edit]- no problem - just popping up password prompts in the email clients when it (the old firewall) didn't before. wonder if there is a fix for that?

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