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Difference between local and FQDN with Exchange 2007

I just finish setting up a domain controller and an exchange server.  I named the DC as dc.whopper.local.  My domain then is whopper.local.  In Exchange every mailbox I create defaults the return address to email@whopper.local instead of email@whopper.com.  I have to manually change the default email address to @whopper.com.  Besides that everything else works.  Did I do something wrong?
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Phillip1687Commented:
Since you default active directory domain name is whopper.local that is the reason it takes that name by default. If you have whopper.com added in the recipient policies then you should not worry about that.
If you create any user it was stamp both the email addresses. whopper.local and whopper.com
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SurajCommented:
On the recipient policy add whopper.com and set it as Primary.. rest everything is fine...
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SurajCommented:
then you need not manually add on every user...

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isaakadminAuthor Commented:
Phew!  Also is there a reason why the domain is named .local  Are there any drawbacks to naming it .com?  Whats the advantage of .local?  And what is that used for?  Back in the 2000 server days I never heard of .local  Whats the difference?
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SurajCommented:
.locan is for internal and .com you can use for external. It will not matter. everything depends on your recipient policy.. what have you set there and which is the primary ... to which you have the MX created...
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Phillip1687Commented:
The reason behind that is if you do not want your active driectory domain name to be published on internet you can have different active directory domain and SMTP domain.If you have this setting then only your SMTP domain would be shared on internet.
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