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Hi All,

I have a very urgent and I think complex dilemma, This is my first time setting up a mail server to host to FQDN mail servers.

I would have preferred to have anew hardware and install exchange server on it, but have been told no and must make the current hardware host both FQDN’s.

Environment:

One Exchange Server 2000 Enterprise server

Domain Names:

Current FQDN: acme.com.au – Mail server previously running

New FQDN: emac.com.au – Requires new virtual mail server

I have created a new Virtual mail server for emac.com.au and I can receive mail from the world on it.

What I would like to achieve is to have the new FQDN emac.com.au be the primary server used for sending and receiving of mail for users.

Questions:

1.      Can I have a separate mail store for the new emac.com.au domain name?
2.      Can I have a separate Administrative group for the new emac.com.au domain name?
3.      How can I configure the new virtual mail server to be the default mail server that clients send and receive from? Do I need to reconfigure their outlook clients?
4.      I have added users new address’s to their email address’s tab under the name on the exchange server, If I set this to the Primary does that mean the world will see them as emac.com.au as opposed to acme.com.au as they are now seen?
5.      Is there an easier way to achieve all of the above?

Thanks

CyberIDentity
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by:Vahik
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why do u need an additional virtual server....the default one can handle as many domains as u like......
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Do you hyave more information?
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Vahik earned 1500 total points
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u dont need any more info...u have already setup ur recipient policy and u are set to go......send a test email and see if it is being delivered OK...i am sure it will since u already receive and that means ur MX record is set right....just make sure reverse DNS is also set right for the second domain(that is handled by ur ISP)...
Now as far as separating users internally u can do as u like...put them in diffrent OU or diffrent mailbos store or diffrent administrative group or even diffrent routing group(depending on ur hardware setup and Exchange version and number of exchange servers in ur organization)...this is all about trial and ERROR....and company policy and budget....
but as far as sending and receiving u are set to go...just test it and post back...
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by:CyberIDentity
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Vahik,

Thanks for the reply.

I don’t believe it is as simple as that.

Yes I am able to receive, but when sending email it says I am still from acme.com.au not emac.com.au it must say emac.com.au

As stated before I have never setup more than one FQDN on an exchange server before, so your mentioning I can do it means little to me at this point.

We have only one exchange server in this organization.

I will do more research, perhaps I am making this harder than it has to be.
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by:Vahik
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well that is a function missing from exchange and u need help...for folks who host multiple domains and assign them to their users(one user assigned acme.com and emac.com like ur case) must realize that exchange will send emails out under PRIMARY SMTP ADDRESS assigned to each individual user....so if ur primary smtp address assighned to JOE is
joe@acme.com.ou that is what it will be stamped even though he is also being assigned joe@emac.com.au...

to fix this problem u need this
http://www.ivasoft.biz/choosefrom.shtml


if this is not what u are talking about please call back....we will help u get this project off the ground....
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by:CyberIDentity
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Vahik,

Thanks for your patience and time, Yes this is the functionality i require.

I will read up and post back, I have a question thou, Does exchange server 2003 have this feature already?

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by:Vahik
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no...most folks are really surprised after spending thousands of dollars realizing this simple function is missing from exchange.....and this fellow from IVASOFT is the only one offering this addon(and no i ma not a reseller or get any
KICKBACKS,,hahah)
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by:CyberIDentity
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Vahik,

I have just purchased 1 License for SmartFrom, Depending on its ease of use/Installation and performance will possibly by Smartreply.

I have yet to receive the code but have downloaded the trail and will use my self as the test subject, Any suggestions? :)
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by:CyberIDentity
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I have tested a little with this software

The first thing to note that in the documentation it says that there will be a demo version line added to the subject line of all mail processed from this module, this is not happening.

I tested by sending mail from me@acme.com.au but replies where to be sent to me@emac.com.au now when i looked at this in hotmail it still showed

From: me@acme.com.au
replies to: me@emac.com.au

I dont want ANY customer seeing me@acme.com.au at all, EVER - Is there a way to configure this software to make this happen?

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Apart from that it worked, Is it possible to NOT have to fill in that reply field everytime under options?
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by:Vahik
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well send him an email...according to info posted at the IVASOFT  web site u dont have to....never used that utility so i cant help u...sorry..
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Yes i have sent him an email awaiting a response :)




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by:CyberIDentity
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The software while a great product will not suit my purposes unfortunatley as there is to much room for user (silly users) error and after sleeping on the issue I have decided to make it easier on myself (hehe) and just update the delivery policy with the new domain name and set the new domain name as the primary SMTP address, This is not what i would have like to achieve but it will need to do for now.

Thanks for the assistance.

CyberIDentity

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