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 (10.0.1.5 --for example). i also made an a record for exampleexample.com
Thank you in advance!