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Set up DNS at GoDaddy for SBS2008 + Exchange

attachekiwi
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I saw another posting that almost answers my question

I use godaddy for my web site and I'm currently using hosted excahnge with them. I just installed sbs2008 and it seems happy enough I can send email. Iwant to set up godaddy to point the email at my new server with static IP.

I can see form anither posting how to set the mx record
What am I missing here? Surely somewhere I have to tell godaddy how to translate the remote.domainname.com to my ipaddress?

but where - response from godaddy - expect 5 hours!!!
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Was this solution helpful? Yes No CrisHanna_MVP:Although it doesn't tell you what you need, it tells you if the ones you have are working.

I just had to fix this for one of my customers at godaddy.

With website hosted at godaddy

@ points to ip where website is hosted

Host remote points to public IP of SBS server

mx record
host =@
points to remote.domainname.com priority zero
In addition you need a reverse lookup record (usually created by ISP)
also recommend a SPF reor
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Yes, you will create an "A" record that points remote.domainname.com to your IP address and then create an MX record so that mailservers know that it is a legitimate mail receiving server for the domain.

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OK I found the answer online so for anyone who needs to know you add a new a record called remote that points at your IP address - phew!!1
Mahmoud SabrySenior IT Systems Engineer

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goddady DNS servers are th only DNS servers worldwide that holds your domain name for example yourcompany.com so any one world wide need any thing from *.yourcompany.com or any MX record, it will go to goddady servers

if u doesn't change your records yet, i suggest changing ur records' TTL to be 0.5 hour from now, so that after changing the records to the new one the change take effect fast
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