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    Anyone familiar with A records, MX Records etc

    So i have my exchange server up and running and it works great on my local network but now im trying to tie it into my domain that i own. I understand i need to setup my MX records and A records to accomplish this but im not sure exactly what to put in for the settings

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    Re: Anyone familiar with A records, MX Records etc

    You need to have a static external IP address for this to work:

    you create the following sub domain (replace domain.com with your domain name):
    mail.domain.com and point it at your external IP (this is an A record)

    Then change the MX record (also known as mail record) on your domain to mail.domain.com.

    Of course you also need to make sure you have opened up port 25 on your router and pointed it to your mailserver.

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    Re: Anyone familiar with A records, MX Records etc

    You can find a lot of useful information regarding A records and MX records @
    http://www.unlocktheinbox.com/

    They have articles, videos, examples, and some wizards for most, if not all DNS related entries.

    Also FWIW, I like to send a test email to mailtest@unlocktheinbox.com after I've updated the records to assure everything is setup correctly.

    HTH!

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    Re: Anyone familiar with A records, MX Records etc

    Quote Originally posted by perfectmark View Post
    You need to have a static external IP address for this to work:

    you create the following sub domain (replace domain.com with your domain name):
    mail.domain.com and point it at your external IP (this is an A record)

    Then change the MX record (also known as mail record) on your domain to mail.domain.com.

    Of course you also need to make sure you have opened up port 25 on your router and pointed it to your mailserver.


    Thanks for the reply, i was able to end up getting it to work. Dont have a static ip though :( But it hasnt changed in 6 months and this is more so just for kicks so if my IP changes ill just have to update it

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    Re: Anyone familiar with A records, MX Records etc

    Quote Originally posted by viper12580 View Post
    Thanks for the reply, i was able to end up getting it to work. Dont have a static ip though :( But it hasnt changed in 6 months and this is more so just for kicks so if my IP changes ill just have to update it
    You could always setup up a no-ip account then. They give you a domain name something.no-ip.info and then you install some software on your PC which will automatically change the IP address of the domain name when it changes. You then just need set the MX record of your domain to something.no-ip.info. Saves you having to manually check if your IP has changed.

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