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  • Hello All,

    What is the meaning of authoritative domain, internal relay and external relay in the context of Exchange Server's.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Gurudas 


    Friday, October 20, 2017 2:44 PM

Answers

  • It's explained in the documentation of New-AcceptedDomain.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa995975(v=exchg.160).aspx

    Also, the plural is "servers"; "server's" is possessive.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 6:53 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for contacting our forum.

    Authoritative domains: An organization may have more than one SMTP domain. The set of email domains for an organization are the authoritative domains. In Exchange, an accepted domain is considered authoritative when the Exchange organization hosts mailboxes for recipients in this SMTP domain.

    Internal relay domain: When you configure an internal relay domain, some or all of the recipients in this domain don't have mailboxes in this Exchange organization. Mail from the Internet is relayed for this domain through Transport servers in this Exchange organization. This configuration is used in the scenarios that are described in this section.

    External relay domain: When you configure an external relay domain, messages are relayed to an email server that's outside your Exchange organization and outside the organization's network perimeter.

    Please refer to:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124423(v=exchg.141).aspx  for better understanding.

    And Procedures for accepted domains in Exchange 2016: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996314(v=exchg.160).aspx

    Any further questions, please feel free to post back.

    Hope it helps.


    Regards,

    Jason Chao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
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    • Edited by Jason.Chao Monday, October 23, 2017 2:56 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Jason.Chao Friday, November 10, 2017 9:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by gurudas_satardekar Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:59 PM
    Monday, October 23, 2017 2:55 AM

All replies

  • It's explained in the documentation of New-AcceptedDomain.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa995975(v=exchg.160).aspx

    Also, the plural is "servers"; "server's" is possessive.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 6:53 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for contacting our forum.

    Authoritative domains: An organization may have more than one SMTP domain. The set of email domains for an organization are the authoritative domains. In Exchange, an accepted domain is considered authoritative when the Exchange organization hosts mailboxes for recipients in this SMTP domain.

    Internal relay domain: When you configure an internal relay domain, some or all of the recipients in this domain don't have mailboxes in this Exchange organization. Mail from the Internet is relayed for this domain through Transport servers in this Exchange organization. This configuration is used in the scenarios that are described in this section.

    External relay domain: When you configure an external relay domain, messages are relayed to an email server that's outside your Exchange organization and outside the organization's network perimeter.

    Please refer to:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124423(v=exchg.141).aspx  for better understanding.

    And Procedures for accepted domains in Exchange 2016: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996314(v=exchg.160).aspx

    Any further questions, please feel free to post back.

    Hope it helps.


    Regards,

    Jason Chao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    • Edited by Jason.Chao Monday, October 23, 2017 2:56 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Jason.Chao Friday, November 10, 2017 9:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by gurudas_satardekar Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:59 PM
    Monday, October 23, 2017 2:55 AM
  • Hi,

    I am currently standing by for further update from you and would like to know how things are going. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know. And if the replies has helped you, please help to mark as answer since it could be helpful for others.

    Thanks for your time.


    Regards,

    Jason Chao


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    Friday, November 10, 2017 9:27 AM