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  • Hosting Exchange Server with web page hosted on ISP

    ISP Hosts our Domain. Previously they handled both our web pages and our e-mail. We want to host our own mail server. How do I seperate the two in regards to DNS and in regards to the Exchange SMTP Virtual Server?

    mydomain.com IP=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (ISP Hosted)
    mydomain2.com IP=yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy (local Exchange public IP)

    DNS records for mydomain.com are set as follows......
    mydomain.com IN A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    mydomain.com IN MX mydomain2.com

    DNS records for mydomain2.com are set as follows....
    mydomain2.com IN A yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy

    How should Exchange be setup in order to act as a mail server for the domain "mydomain.com"

    In particular, what should the SMTP virtual server be set to.... {mydomain.com or mydomain2.com?}

    Thanks in advance?

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    Re: Hosting Exchange Server with web page hosted on ISP

    The only record that is required for Exchange is your MX record.
    Therefore get the company that looks after your domain (ISP) to create a new A record of mail, therefore creating mail.example.com
    Then get your MX records set to mail.example.com

    If you have two domains in Exchange, then the second domain can use mail.example.com as its MX record as well.

    The DNS records you have posted are most likely for web site stuff, and should be left alone.

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