troubleshooting Question

Adding Prefix To Registered Public Domain (.com)

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Good Afternoon -

Okay, I've got a sort of newb question, but my brain doesn't seem to be working well this morning.

I own a public domain which is specifically for the use of my home network.  For this post, I'll call it myhome.com. I bought and have it registered through GoDaddy. (Attached Picture #1)  The only thing I'm using it for right now is to VPN / RDP to my home network.

My home network has a lot of servers on a local domain as well as a Windows 7 media PC which is not joined to the domain, but stays on 24/7.  The servers are for testing so change pretty frequently.  Here's all that's on it...

- A Windows 7 workstation which is loaded with about 6TB of media files (Not on home domain)
- An ESX server with
   - A Windows 2008 R2 DC (On local domain)
   - A Windows 2008 R2 SCCM 2012 Test Box (On local domain)
- A Windows 2008 R2 SharePoint Test Box (On local domain)

Anyways, since the Windows 7 box is always on, I decided to put an SMTP server on it this morning.  After finding SmarterMail by SmarterTools, I decided that it was overkill, but would be fun to set up and play with.

Issue
After installation, I went to configure it and saw it asked for the server's "hostname" which had the following description: The Hostname should be a fully qualified domain name (eg. mail.example.com)

Question
I entered mail.myhome.com, but don't think that would work.  Long story short, how do I add the "mail" prefix to my public domain so that I can use this app?  Is this something configured via GoDaddy so that it propigates to DNS servers I assume?  Remember, the public myhome.com is currently only being used to easily access my home network,

Thanks!
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