exchange server with different MX record

Posted on 2013-12-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have an exchange 2010 server and the domain is pointed correctly with the @ record and MX records. i have 2 domains that are hosted here.

the primary domain which is the one i initially set it up with, i would like to change the MX records for that to point to another host.

would that cause any issues with the secondary domain i have hosted on the exchange server?

Question by:datatechdc
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Nyaema earned 500 total points
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No, it wouldn't.

MX records are specific to a domain.
eg.  mydomain.local would have two mx records
MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mail.mydomain.local
MX preference = 20, mail exchanger = mail.yourdomain.local

and  yourdomain.local would have two mx records
MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mail.mydomain.local
MX preference = 20, mail exchanger = mail.yourdomain.local

both mx records are pointed to the same hosts.
chaning the mx records for yourdomain.local does not affect mydomain.local
MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mail.otherdomain.local
MX preference = 20, mail exchanger = mail.anotherdomain.local

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ID: 39693896
thanks, i was pretty sure that was the case but just wanted to check.

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