Exchange 2007 DNS/MX to be live
Posted on 2009-05-15
Just setup our new Exchange 2007 server. We currently have POP mail hosted through GoDaddy. I have been testing all week and am able to send and receive mail internally anfdalso send mail externally. I tried to make it live today by switching the MX records on GoDaddy to be mail.fidkids.com. I waited a few hours and when I did a MX Lookup it returned no valid MX records. I have since switched the MX records back to GoDaddy so emails are coming in again. Do I need to wait longer for the MX records to appear? When I switched them back to GoDaddy's MX they went through within a few minutes.
Are there any tests I can do on the Exchange server to make sure it is setup properly? Our internal server name is fid-exch.fid.local and I want the external name to be mail.fidkids.com. I have a multi-SSL cert from GoDaddy with the names mail.fidkids.com, fid-exch, fid-exch.fid.local, and autodiscover.fidkids.com on it. That seems to be working and installed properly. It just won't validate the MX records. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would really like to get this going this weekend so they can be up for Monday.