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Adding Second Domain to Exchange 2007, think I'm nearly there RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    One of my clients has just purchased a new domain name, lets call it 2.com. There website is now live on 2.com rather than 1.com but they need to get their mail changed.

    They are running SBS2008 with Exch 2007.

    So far I have created the second domain in the exchange management console, added the new mail address to a single users mail properties. I know I need to do something with the MX record as at the moment any external mail i send leaves my outlook, no delivery report, but is not recieved their end.

    So my question is how do i set it from where I am so that bob@1.com and bob@2.com both end up with Bob?

    Thanks,

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 3:14 PM

Answers

  • On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:14:27 +0000, Mr M Cox wrote:
     
    >One of my clients has just purchased a new domain name, lets call it 2.com. There website is now live on 2.com rather than 1.com but they need to get their mail changed.
    >
    >
    >
    >They are running SBS2008 with Exch 2007.
    >
    >
    >
    >So far I have created the second domain in the exchange management console,
     
    Added it how?
     
    >added the new mail address to a single users mail properties. I know I need to do something with the MX record as at the moment any external mail i send leaves my outlook, no delivery report, but is not recieved their end.
     
    Unless you have a MX record the sending server is probably using the
    domain's "A" record when it sends e-mail to 2.com. I'll bet that "A"
    record has the IP address of their web server. ;-)
     
    Add the necessary MX to their external DNS. If they're replacing
    domain "1.com" with "2.com" you'd do well to create a new "A" record
    that's in the "2.com" namespace to use with that MX record.
     
    The two records wouls look something like this:
     
    2.com. IN MX 10 mail.2.com.
    mail.2.com. IN A 1.2.3.4
     
    >So my question is how do i set it from where I am so that bob@1.com and bob@2.com both end up with Bob?
     
    See above to add the MX.
     
    You can modify the email address policy to assign the additional SMTP
    address.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2:21 AM
  • On Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:11:56 +0000, Mr M Cox wrote:
     
    >This is the first time I have done this so any steps for setting up the mx record would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Do you run your own Internet-facing DNS, or do you depend on your ISP
    or some other 3rd-party?
     
    The Windows DNS GUI is pretty easy to navigate, if that's what you're
    using. Select the forward lookup zone for your domain, right-click and
    create the "A" record. Then do it again and this time add the MX
    record.
     
    If it's a 3rd-party DNS they usually have their own GUI. Your ISP will
    probably do it for you if you're using their DNS.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Friday, April 5, 2013 2:53 AM

All replies

  • Yes. You need to change the MX record of 2.com to point your gateway.

    You could check the Mx record of 2.com using nslookup.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998082(v=exchg.65).aspx


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    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:56 PM
  • On Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:14:27 +0000, Mr M Cox wrote:
     
    >One of my clients has just purchased a new domain name, lets call it 2.com. There website is now live on 2.com rather than 1.com but they need to get their mail changed.
    >
    >
    >
    >They are running SBS2008 with Exch 2007.
    >
    >
    >
    >So far I have created the second domain in the exchange management console,
     
    Added it how?
     
    >added the new mail address to a single users mail properties. I know I need to do something with the MX record as at the moment any external mail i send leaves my outlook, no delivery report, but is not recieved their end.
     
    Unless you have a MX record the sending server is probably using the
    domain's "A" record when it sends e-mail to 2.com. I'll bet that "A"
    record has the IP address of their web server. ;-)
     
    Add the necessary MX to their external DNS. If they're replacing
    domain "1.com" with "2.com" you'd do well to create a new "A" record
    that's in the "2.com" namespace to use with that MX record.
     
    The two records wouls look something like this:
     
    2.com. IN MX 10 mail.2.com.
    mail.2.com. IN A 1.2.3.4
     
    >So my question is how do i set it from where I am so that bob@1.com and bob@2.com both end up with Bob?
     
    See above to add the MX.
     
    You can modify the email address policy to assign the additional SMTP
    address.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2:21 AM
  • Thank you for the help.

    This is the first time I have done this so any steps for setting up the mx record would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Thursday, April 4, 2013 3:11 PM
  • On Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:11:56 +0000, Mr M Cox wrote:
     
    >This is the first time I have done this so any steps for setting up the mx record would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Do you run your own Internet-facing DNS, or do you depend on your ISP
    or some other 3rd-party?
     
    The Windows DNS GUI is pretty easy to navigate, if that's what you're
    using. Select the forward lookup zone for your domain, right-click and
    create the "A" record. Then do it again and this time add the MX
    record.
     
    If it's a 3rd-party DNS they usually have their own GUI. Your ISP will
    probably do it for you if you're using their DNS.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Friday, April 5, 2013 2:53 AM