Multiple mail domains
Posted on 2010-08-12
I am new to the Apple server world so ignorance is my hurdle, please bear with me..
I have a client that wanted to switch to an Apple network due to an application that they wanted to use. So they purchased 1 Mac Pro server and 8 iMacs (OS X 10.6). They realized soon after that they could not eliminate their existing Windows domain, due to applications running on the PC’s, after the new Mac Pro was installed and set up. These are just File/SQL/Print servers.
Windows domain aurora2003.com
Mac domain Aurora.com
It’s been 6 months or so, and everything is working well.
Now the new project/dilemma.
They have decided to host their web and mail on their own servers since their mail provider has made costs uncomfortable, and unpleasant to work with. They will be purchasing a new Mac Pro server for these services.
They have 2 other domains that they have mail on, and want the new server to host another, under one umbrella, so to speak.
For simplicity (I do not have all the information on these names yet): their existing mail domains are aurora1.com and aurora2.com. These are hosted through 2 different mail providers.
The new/main mail domain will be newaurora.us
I need to set up the new Mac Pro server:
1. In setting up the new server, does it need to be the same domain name as the existing Mac Pro server Aurora.com or would it have to be a new umbrella domain of newaurora.us?
2. Since they have multiple email domains (aurora1 and aurora2) how would they be added to the new server, so that each user can send/receive per mail domain?
3. Mobile access is required for this, but not interfere with web services (not installed yet). How do I set up web mail for one user login to send/receive for 3 domains?
I have looked over Apple’s site for help on this, but my particular dilemma is not covered, at least I could not find it.
I realize I have access to Apple support which I will be utilizing when the time comes, but I wanted to get an Idea of where I need to go to get this setup and working prior to going onsite. I have an OS-X server for testing that I can set up and get acquainted with, on mail and services..
Thank you for your help.