adding an domain name to an exchange server

i have a sbs server 2003.  i configured exchange, but only to share calendars.  i have a gmail account I configured on my outlook using their pop settings which works fine.

i just got a domain name from godaddy  i logged into their dns records on their account and pointed the mx record to my ip address and then logged onto the server and ran the CEICW

however, once i finished, i am getting an error that the email has not been configured.  when i check the event viewer, this is what it tells me.

any suggestions?  do i need to reinstall exchange from scratch.  i want to be my main email account and still have my gmail account configured through my outlook.

The MAPI call 'OpenMsgStore' failed with the following error:
The Microsoft Exchange Server computer is not available.  Either there are network problems or the Microsoft Exchange Server computer is down for maintenance.
The MAPI provider failed.
Microsoft Exchange Server Information Store
ID no: 8004011d-0526-00000000
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Go into administrative tools and services. Check that the Microsoft Exchange information store service is started and is set to automatic.
americanmobileAuthor Commented:
i reboot the server and can now connect to exchange.

will i have to manually add this account to the users that already exist?
If you ran the CEICW and configured the domain name in your email setup it will setup that domain for all users. Go to server management and click on a user. Go to the email tab and check the default email address. It should correspond to the new domain.

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Go into your active directory users & groups and right click on any one of your users -> exchange tasks

You should get a dialogue box to either add or remove an exchange mailbox for that user - if the option to remove the mailbox is available then the user already has a mailbox otherwise go ahead and add it.

You should also check out the properties of the account to set the default email account.
americanmobileAuthor Commented:
no problem. thanks for helping.  i don't have a static ip yet, is this going to be a must so i don't get caught as spam?
Yes you must have a static IP if you are going to send valid emails. You can use the pop3 connector with external pop accounts or a smart host but a static is the cleanest way.
A static IP is best but it's not the only solution.  You could invest in a DDNS service.
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