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Hi all,

this maybe a simple question. A company owns two domain names let say a.com & b.com, the a.com is the main exchange email address pointing at the server via MX records & b.com also has records pointing at the server. they are selling off company a.com but keeping the server running email for the b.com address. now i can re-point the mail to the new company's server for the a.com email & take off that email domain on the existing server, is there anything i need to watch for doing this as they want to keep the server to collect email for their second domain b.com?

I hope you understand this question.
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Just make sure you re-run the Connect To The Internet Wizard and change the email domain name using the wizard and that should be fine.

Once re-run, check the Recipient Policy to make sure that Domain A is no longer listed and remove any email addresses from your users that are for this domain and then you shouldn't have any problems emailing the users.

If you point the MX record(s) for DomainB.com to the SBS servers Public IP Address you should receive mail directly for this domain happily.
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Just when the time comes, point the MX recorde a.com to their new location, you can then set b.com to be the primary for your company so the addresses default on the users to the primary (doesn't happen always and on some occasions you have to manually switch primary email address for the users).  

Its more of a make sure all your eggs are in one basket type thing.  Its alot to process for some but takes longer to explain it than actually doing it.  Just keep in mind that when switching the pointers, some providers require 24hrs for the settings to migrate.  So once the MX record is pointed elsewhere, you could still recieve mail for a period of time.
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by:Robbills
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Thankyou
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You are welcome - thanks for the points.

Alan
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N problem Alan, I have another open question for some easy points lol
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