troubleshooting Question

How does an email know where to go?

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I understand that email goes to a domain, but how would I set that up? Do I have to contact my ISP in order to have my domain be a FQDN so that my exchange server can be seen from the outside and get emails?

For example, if I sent an email to "" how does it get there? My assumption is that in order to have this happen I must have a domain controller, a FQDN setup with my ISP and the ISP routes traffic to my domain.

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