Invalid Internet Name for Exchange 5.5
Posted on 2006-06-02
I have searched for something that will help me but I think I am more confused and afraid of really screwing something up. So I guess I am hoping for someone who has seen my problem and can walk me through the steps to fix it.
1 x Exchange 5.5 running on the PDC of an NT4.0 domain (no AD)
Recently, I realized that our emails are getting blocked by a few providers who checks to see if the incoming message's server name could be resolved. If not, then its blocked.
I have been informed that our internet name is set to SERVERNAME.DOMAINNAME and is invalid. We are not running AD.Our domain name DOES NOT have a ".com" at the end. I think this is the problem (could be wrong).
EXAMPLE of PROBLEM:
Lets say the exchange 5.5 is on a machine called SERVER01. The Domain name is XYZDOM (for the LAN Windows NT 4.0 domain of company XYZ). So our outgoing messages are tagged as coming from SERVER01.XYZDOM
XYZDOM is different from the domain name for XYZ's web site or email address... Let's say that the website and the @domain.com for is XYZWEBDOMAIN.COM
1) What are the steps to change our outgoing message to be tagged with MAIL.XYZWEBDOMAIN.COM (if possible)? I would like to do this without needing to change the actual name of the Exchange Server (as it is our PDC).
2) if the above is not possible, then I guess I have to change our messages to show SERVER01.XYZWEBDOMAIN.COM then add this as an MX record into our DNS? If this is the case, how do I make the change on the server?
*Basically, is it possible to make the Exchange 5.5 server tagged outgoing messages with an outgoing email server name that is different from its native SERVERNAME.LANDOMAINNAME? AND how to do it without changing the actual name and setup of the server itself?
Many thanks... I think I am getting alittle "loopy" just by figuring out what to ask... so if something here doesn't make any sense, please do not hesitate to ask. I will reply with as much information as possible.