MS Exchange External Address

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Hello.  I am new to MS exchange.  I am getting ready to install MS exchange 2010 and have a question about the domain name.  I need to have the exchange domain that people send mail to different then our internal active directory domain.  Is this possible?

Example.  Our internal active directory domain is   xyz.com  but I need our email to be abc.com

Do I need to rename our active directory?
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James HIT Director
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No, you can have your internal AD to use whatever name. That has no bearing on your "external" domain name.

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Great news.  Do I need to make sure I specify this during setup?
Your internal will be fixed, generally xyz.local for me.  Your extenal can be what you setup, abc.com.  

If you do have a xyz.com and an abc.com  you can do so.

I'm guessing, but you might be coming from an SMTP setup.  Your bidgaget@abc.com can also retrieve external mail, such as an smtp address from bidgaget@xyz.com to your internal bidgaget@xyz.local address.  You can also map other address to the one.  

bidgaget@abc.com can also reciend mail for bigbidgaget@abc.com

Exchange 2010 is a very robust system.  You might find these handy plaes to check out.

https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/
http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/

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