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Exchange 2013 - easy installation guide?

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Hello
I have a Server with a dedicated IP (Windows Server 2012). Now I've installed Exchange 2013 on it.
What I don't get yet is how to configure it for a single email account - I want to start it for my privatly.

I've create a new account and can logon to the OWA. The question is how to configure it for receiving mails. Sending is working (using send connector MX and *)

I'm new to exchange and I thought it would be easier :-) As I said I have a static IP and Server 2012.
Or do I have to to MailEnable as sender/receiver? (already installed)

And what do I have to configure as MX-Value on my domain? any other things to do?

Thanks

Sven
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by:Ruttensoft
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Hi and thanks, but that's for the installation. Installation did work ok and I can even send mails, but not receive...
So it's more about configuring the IP and MX-Values for receiving mails...
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And: I have mailenable installed on the server, do I have to deactivate it?
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Do you have an external domain name you are going to receive mail as? If so, you will need to create an MX record with them that points to the static IP address of your mail server. You will also need to make sure that the external domain you have registered is listed as an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. Do you have a firewall? Sound like your mail server is sitting right out on the internet, which I wouldn't recommend.
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by:Ruttensoft
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yeah it's just about testing atm.
I have an external domain which is registered as accepted domain. I created an MX-Record, but dont know if it is the correct one...
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Is the external domain also registered with a domain registrar or was it just something you added to your server?
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by:Ruttensoft
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:-) Yes it is.
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Okay. And you have a MX record with the registrar that points to the public IP of your mail server?
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by:Ruttensoft
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Yes. MX mail.mydomain.com is pointing to my static IP...
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by:Gareth Gudger
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And you already stated you had it listed as an accepted domain. You have receive connectors as well right? Are they the originals/defaults? Or did you modify them? You should be receiving mail.
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by:Kwoof
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Make sure you created the receive connector in the server configuration hub transport
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by:Ruttensoft
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Yeah I have to original receive connectors. But did not yet receive any mails...
How exactly does the MX value have to be?
When I send an email from another exchange account, I get this error message:

Remote Server returned '503 This mail server requires authentication when attempting to send to a non-local e-mail address. Please check your mail client settings or contact your administrator to verify that the domain or address is defined for this server.'
(I can send from this exchange account ususally, so it must be an error at the receivers exchange account - the one I am trying to get to work)

And still - do I have to have MailEnable (which installed as part of Parallels Plesk) enabled or disabled?
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by:Ruttensoft
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Ok when I have MailEnable deactivated (which should make sense), I do not get an error message if I send an email from gmail to the account. But still I do not receive the mail... Is lost somewhere...
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Any firewalls in place? Even on the mail server?
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