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Thank you all in advance,

Im having to deploy my own email sever and need a general idea of how to do it. Here are some of the details.

1.machine were i would like to install: server 2000
2.sever is part of a domain with the domain controller (which also serves as the Active Directory server) is running 2003.
3. Im hosting my domains with Godady, and really need help in understand mx records and how to point them here.
4. Im hosting several websites here and have "pocked" holes in the router to all the traffic in.

Let me know if you need any more info. Specefically I need thsee answered but all input will be appreciated.

1. What do i have to do to get the internet gods to know mail.mydomain.com is here at my office now and not at godaddy. ( any article on mx records would be helpful)
2. how long does it take to redirect the email here.

thanks in advance:

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MX record changes take effect from between immediately and in excess of 48 hours. You will see email coming in directly very shortly after making the change, but it will take 48 hours or more before all email is coming in directly. That is the nature of the internet and DNS.

MX records are made up of two parts.

The A record - mail.domain.com
The MX record - which is always a host - so mail.domain.com

Therefore the first thing you have to do is change the A record at your domain name registrar to point mail.domain.com at your static IP address.
Then change the MX records so that the only server listed is mail.domain.com
Don't be tempted to put other servers in the MX records at this time as that can only confuse things.

I have more information on the dns configuration required on my web site: http://www.amset.info/exchange/dnsconfig.asp

As for the server, if possible you would be better off using Windows 2003 as the host. That will give you access to all the features of Exchange 2003 as well as increasing the security of IIS. Windows 2000 is over seven years old now and it shows.

Simon.
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