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HI

I have a client who presently has a domain (company.com) hosted on a mdeamon mail server, they have a new branch in a different country and would like to have a sbs2003 server set-up at there that would recieve email for the local users at the same domain (company.com) . The only way i can think this is posible is by forwarding but not sure how even this would work. Is there a way of having mx records prioirtise the mail to the approriate server ?





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It depends what you mean by prioritize.  If you set up an MX record for the second company (company.com in the other country), all mail sent to company.com WILL route to that company.  You can have other MX records with higher preferences (lower preferences receive mail first), but you won't get mail to those except likely from spammers who like to pick higher priority MX records in order to hit less well protected targets.  

I would think your options would be the following:

1) Set up a central server to which one server pulls the mail from the POP3 Connector (egh).
2) Set up a central server and have your Outlook clients pull the mail through RPC/HTTPS.  
3) Don't try to use the same domain name for entirely separate entities unless you want to have a central server/servers handling incoming mail on a single IP address/range.

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I think option 1 is my only answer - however it ugly and delayed it is. they currently do option 2 but don't get the local collaberation hence the SBS2003 server requirement.
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