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  • Email Domain for Exchange tests

    Hi guys.

    I use to do some exchange tests at home, I can send emails outside but of course I can not receive them cause I don't own the domain that use for my tests; so it's occurred to me that I could by an email domain and do my tests as I desire.

    So my question is, if I buy a domain for my email address how should I configure the DNS?, should I need only set my ISP DNS addresses in the cpanel of the domain seller?, if not what I need to accomplish this configuration.

    Also give me a recommendation from where to get this domain, I would like something .biz or .net, don't need anything fancy.

    Note: I have a static IP

    Thank you
    When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

    Leonardo da Vinci

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    Re: Email Domain for Exchange tests

    If you have a static IP address then DNS is configured in the same was as it is for any other domain name. Create a host to point to your IP address, create an MX record to point to your host.
    Open port 25 and thats it.

    That is course presuming that they allow port 25 inbound - if you are on a consumer connection they may not.

    Whether you can send email depends on whether your ISP will allow you to set PTR on the IP address. If they will not then just configure an SMTP Connector to route email through your ISPs SMTP Server.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: Email Domain for Exchange tests

      OK let me give you some more details.

      I have an Static IP
      Indeed its registered on my ISP DNS, I work for that ISP, has been registered as hellheim.biz

      I already open up the port 25 in my router
      I using a virtual machine on Vmware Workstation, the machine its using NAT, that VM I enabled the port forwarding to port 25

      I already created a MX record pointing to my exchange server (the Internal IP)

      When you said

      Create a host to point to your IP address, create an MX record to point to your host.
      Open port 25 and thats it.

      Are you telling me that I should create a record A in my DNS to point to my External IP?


      There's is not a PRT record for my IP/Domain on my ISP Domain.

      Let me check What can I do.

      And Simon, thank you, a lot ot
      When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

      Leonardo da Vinci

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      • #4
        Re: Email Domain for Exchange tests

        Indeed my port 25 its probably been blocked and also A PTR record can be set up, so tomorrow we will fix this.

        Lets see what happens
        When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

        Leonardo da Vinci

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        • #5
          Re: Email Domain for Exchange tests

          I did every step and I have the same problem for receiving email from outside.

          But I don't know, to me that's normal cause even if I have registered the MX record and the PTR record in my ISP Google (for example) won't see it, cause isn't registered in Google DNSs.

          To my knowledge the DNS works from top to bottom, So I should (example) buy a domain, Verisign then will register that information on its domain and from them will be replicate it to every other domain.

          Did I miss something here?
          When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

          Leonardo da Vinci

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          • #6
            Re: Email Domain for Exchange tests

            You don't have to use Verisign. As long as the DNS servers are on the Internet and registered correctly in your domain name then the rest of the Internet will resolve them.
            The world doesn't keep a copy of your entire DNS zone - all it keeps is a record of your domain name and what DNS servers are being used.
            However it can take 48 hours for certain changes to be seen by all servers on the Internet because of caching.

            You should use one of the numerous SMTP/MX record test sites that are on the Internet to see what the Internet can see and diagnose the problem.

            Simon.
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            Simon Butler
            Exchange MVP

            Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
            More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
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            • #7
              Re: Email Domain for Exchange tests

              Well, Is registered right, you even can check by yourself

              My ISP DNS are 200.42.213.11 and 21, the domain that I registered is hellheim.biz

              I just said verisign cause they're root dns handlerers.

              Thank you simon.
              When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will always long to return.

              Leonardo da Vinci

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              • #8
                Re: Email Domain for Exchange tests

                According to the Internet, that domain isn't registered. I could go and buy it now.
                You need to speak to whoever was doing your domain name registration a they obviously haven't done it.

                http://who.is/whois/hellheim.biz/

                Simon.
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                Simon Butler
                Exchange MVP

                Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
                More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
                Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
                In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

                Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

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