We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

SMTP Virtual Server FQDN

NDRIAdmin asked
Last Modified: 2008-08-28
In resolving a delivery error we encounter from time to time, it was suggested that I change the FQDN of our exchange 2003 server in the advanced delivery properties of the SMTP server.  

The genius who configured the exchange server (not me) named it mail.domain.com (internal) and had the external dns (mx) listed as mail.domainresource.org (the doman name we own externally).  

I had the external changed to something a bit less obvious.  domainexch01.domainresource.org and things are still working fine.  

My question is, in the advanced properties do I want to enter the external dns name?  Or can I add a more generic internal DNS entry into this space.  

And what is a Masquerade Domain.  

Thanks in advance.
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE