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Exchange setup and dns records

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I set up a new domain example.local on windows server 2k3. The servers name is destiny.example.local    Next i installed exchange 2k3 and am trying to struggle through the dns problems. I realize that the .local domain name makes it tricky because it is not a top level domain name. I sucessfully changed the smtp setting to use our newly purched top level domain name. We are sending mail ok and cannot receive.

The domain name that we purchased (exampleexample.com) I have set the a record on the hosting site to mail and the mx record to mail.exampleexample.com. with it set like this the exchange server dosent appear to be working. I am in the process of waiting to see if the i just has not propergated correctly or the setting is wrong.

In my DNS locally i have created an a record for mail to point to the destiny's IP ( --for example). i also made an a record for exampleexample.com  

Please advise.

Thank you in advance!
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant

no need to create MX internally...

Just make sure you entered the correct ip address in public DNS.

does the public IP address assigned to exchange server directly of throw router ( firewall )? if so, do you created a port forwarding ( port 25 TCP)  or exchange publishing if ISA/TMG?
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