ok ive been playing again. i have a spare PC running the server 2k3EE Evaluation, with exchange 2003. this is hooked upto the rest of my network via a 4 port belkin DSL router. i am wanting to play with active sync (going back to my email forwarding thread) so i have everthing set up apart from the SSL certificates ( it just throws a warning at me i will configure the certificates later) from inside the network i can access the outlook web access pages from https://192.168.2.9/exchange everything works fine i can recive email from the outside world and send email to some people ( hotmail bans email form dynamic IPs. as they are the spammers of the world) so you would think everythiing is hunkey dorey well i cant access it from my dnyDns name,, https://mattwarrillow.is-a-geek.com and i cant access it from my WAN IP address https://WANIP/exchange they both time out. so i have gone into the router admin console and and added port forwarding to 192.168.2.9 for ports 80, 25, 110, 443, still cant access from the outside world so i have dumped the computer in the DMZ for testing and still no cigar the requests time out. so im stumped it has to be a configuration problem in IIS somewhere.