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Creating MX Records for a second domain

Posted on 2010-11-08
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I currently have an MX record setup for our email.  

Hostname     Record       Address
@                  MX             mail.aptchicago.com
mail                A               72.xx.xx.xx

I want to add @aptmilwaukee.com to point to the same static IP address.

Is this possible?

Exchange 2008
SBS 2008
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by:woolnoir
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Yes - just add a MX record on the new domain name to point at the same IP address - make the changes within exchange configuration (adding the new domains in there too) and everything will work.
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I have everything working internally.  

Would the new MX record look this?

Hostname     Record       Address
@                  MX             mail.aptmilwaukee.com
mail                A               72.xx.xx.xx

or this?

Hostname     Record       Address
@                  MX             mail.aptchicago.com
mail                A               72.xx.xx.xx

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you have two domains

aptchicago.com

and

aptmilwaukee.com

the first domain  (aptmilwaukee.com) would be

Hostname     Record       Address
@                  MX             mail.aptmilwaukee.com
mail                A               72.xx.xx.xx

the second  (aptchicago.com) would be

Hostname     Record       Address
@                  MX             mail.aptchicago.com
mail                A               72.xx.xx.xx




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by:bkeating13
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Keep getting the following error.

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

      Subject:      Test
      Sent:      11/9/2010 9:40 AM

The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

      bkeating@aptmilwaukee.com on 11/9/2010 9:40 AM
            There was a SMTP communication problem with the recipient's email server.  Please contact your system administrator.
            <co-qdcdc1.qdatausa.local #5.5.0 smtp;550 Relay not allowed>
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by:woolnoir
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Thet means that you dont have your internal side configured correctly... you need to configure exchange to accept mail for the new domain.

What version of exchange do you have ?
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by:bkeating13
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Exchange 2007, SBS 2008.

I followed the sets in your second post.
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by:woolnoir
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The message you posted above, how did you generate it, a test email from outlook to the other domain ?
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by:bkeating13
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It's working now.  The problem was a spam filter called mail washer.  I added the domain to mail washer and it's working now.  Thanks for the help.
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