Exchange 2013 setup - is it configured correctly!?

I have just configured my first Exchange server an just want to make sure its all ok before i change our DSN over to point towards it.

We are currently using Mdaemon as our mailserver, Mdaemon is using one of our Public IPs. I will be pointing exchange towards a new static IP - i will then change the DNS on our webhost to point towards the new IP

Have integrated Exchange into AD an loaded all accounts/ mailboxes

chosen a format for accounts etc

Mail flow

Receive Connectors -

Client frontend severname     enabled      FrontendTransport
client proxy servername          enabled      HubTransport
Default frontend servername enabled      FrontendTransport
Default servername                  enabled      HubTransport
Outbound Proxy Frontend servername  enabled  FrontendTransport

Send Connectors                                    

Default-Send       Enabled  -
Delivery - MX record associated with recipient domain
Scoping - Type *  cost 1

does this seem ok?

have i missed anything?

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StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
What are you using for inbound A/V if your leaving your mail provider?

You haven't mentioned firewall changes - you will need to allow 25, 443 (client access services) & 587 inbound/outbound

Have you added your domain as an accepted domain? -
mudcow007Author Commented:
Hi sorry, sonicwall TZ400 FW going into a security gateway installed onto the same server (where exchange is installed)

Yep, domain is set as accepted, well our domain is ABC.ds but our mail addressing is

so i have the two domains within accepted domains, with being the default

hmm just checked ports an cant seem to connect to 587 - will check this

StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
587 is required if you intend to use TLS encrypted traffic
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mudcow007Author Commented:
all ports are now open, have i forgotten anything?

thing is i cant test the configuration without moving the DNS - or can I!?
Jeff GloverSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
From outside, you should be able to test using a combination of your host file and Telnet. For webmail, you set the host file so the name resolved and see if you can connect. For SMTP, use Telnet to connect to the IP on port 25.
StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
Agreed use telnet to test from an open internet connection
Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
Ports tests are avaiable at request your ip there they will test your ip and return with the results

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mudcow007Author Commented:
Cheers all tests come back good

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