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  • Question

  • My company owns a domain - company.com and a web site. This site is at our hosting provider.

    I've set up Active Directory - a subdomain of company.com - corp.company.com (I did not want to use .local domain or set up split zones and I could not move site to my server because of slow internet speed). I made an A record in cPanel pointing to public ip of my workplace. 

    Now the problem is when I install Exchange server and import users they look like this: user@corp.company.com  This is not what we want. We want to have mail accounts with root domain name (without "corp") like: user@company.com and of course send and receive mails from outside. I'm not sure but I think it is possible.

    What configuration should I have for this?

    What MX record should be in cPanel?

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:41 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The e-mail address added to the mailboxes are set by the e-mail address policiy created on the exchange server. Just remove the corp. from this and it should work.

    On the internet you need two DNS records - one A record with the external IP address of your network and one MX rocord pointing the the A record.

    Leif

    • Proposed as answer by Zi Feng Monday, February 13, 2012 1:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:42 AM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:11 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    The e-mail address added to the mailboxes are set by the e-mail address policiy created on the exchange server. Just remove the corp. from this and it should work.

    On the internet you need two DNS records - one A record with the external IP address of your network and one MX rocord pointing the the A record.

    Leif

    • Proposed as answer by Zi Feng Monday, February 13, 2012 1:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Zi Feng Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:42 AM
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:11 AM
  • Hi

    Agree with Leif

    You can add the smtp domain into accepted domains and setup email address policy, then give user mailbox with a proper configured email address.

    For more information about E-mail Address Policy, please refer to

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232171.aspx

    Cheers

    Zi Feng


    Zi Feng

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, February 10, 2012 2:13 AM