Interesting Exchange 2010 situation - setting up external forwards for sub domain
Posted on 2014-04-18
I hope someone can help me get this settled.
I have a domain, call it widgets.com, it is a SBS 2011 server with Exchange 2010. That has been working fine and we have very little problem with it.
We had to add widgets-uk.com to the Exchange server as a sub domain.
We have several requirements that need to be met, see below.
1. All emails for this domain need to land in the main in box for widgets.com. No problem here. We added a sub domain, setup the MX record, then added SMTP records for each address that needed an address in widgets-uk.com. Not very many (6).
2. Each user needed to be able to send as the widgets-uk.com address. We used a 3rd party product to achieve that. Now that is working fine.
3. We have a general account - email@example.com that needs to be forwarded to some external addresses and sent to some internal addresses as well, see examples below.
4. We have a user that has an internal address firstname.lastname@example.org and a email@example.com address. He gets email for both and can select firstname.lastname@example.org from a drop down on the from line, but can I make email@example.com the default? He will use that address mostly for sending email. Currently the default is firstname.lastname@example.org.