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    Hi all. I have followed the direction given by Petri on his tips and tricks.

    Configure Exchange 2000/2003 to Receive E-Mail for other Domains

    Configure MX Records for Incoming SMTP E-Mail Traffic

    Configure Specific E-Mail Addresses for Specific Exchange 2000/2003 Users



    Unfortunately its still not working.

    My main domain is under www.cis.com and i purchased www.ced.com. I am trying to have [email protected] emials being routed to our exchange server 2003 which is under the mail.cis.com. When i send an email from inside the office or outside to [email protected] i get the reply back that it does not exist.

    I have spoken with the company that has our domain registered and they say it takes about 24hs to replicate over the internet. 48hs has gone by and still nothing.


    Every user in the AD show both emails [email protected] and [email protected]. What I know is that when i send the email to [email protected] it is not routed to the exchange server.


    Anyone can help please would be great. Thank you very much for your time.
    Sebastian

  • #2
    Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

    First of all check your MX records are correct.

    Do this using NSLOOKUP.

    How i usually do it is this

    Start, Run and type cmd
    Once the DOS box has opened type NSLOOKUP
    Then type set q=mx
    Then type your domain name, this should be your new one ced.com

    This is what i get when i do it

    Code:
    Default Server:  officeportal.gateway.2wire.net
    Address:  192.168.254.254
    
    > set q=mx
    > ced.com
    Server:  officeportal.gateway.2wire.net
    Address:  192.168.254.254
    
    Non-authoritative answer:
    ced.com MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = SMTP-01.atlarge.net
    ced.com MX preference = 20, mail exchanger = SMTP-02.atlarge.net
    > cis.com
    Server:  officeportal.gateway.2wire.net
    Address:  192.168.254.254
    
    Non-authoritative answer:
    cis.com MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mail.cis.com
    cis.com MX preference = 20, mail exchanger = blade.cis.com
    
    blade.cis.com   internet address = 68.142.133.218
    >
    It looks to me like DNS is pointing to 2 different servers for both names and this is why you aren't recieving external mails.

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    • #3
      Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

      Pull the plug on the invalid mail exchanger
      Fix the MX record
      Or change the priority of the MX records so the valid mail exchanger has higher priority

      My vote would be to fix the MX record so it is configured correctly.
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      • #4
        Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

        Originally posted by wullieb1
        First of all check your MX records are correct.

        Do this using NSLOOKUP.

        How i usually do it is this

        Start, Run and type cmd
        Once the DOS box has opened type NSLOOKUP
        Then type set q=mx
        Then type your domain name, this should be your new one ced.com

        This is what i get when i do it

        Code:
        Default Server:  officeportal.gateway.2wire.net
        Address:  192.168.254.254
        
        > set q=mx
        > ced.com
        Server:  officeportal.gateway.2wire.net
        Address:  192.168.254.254
        
        Non-authoritative answer:
        ced.com MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = SMTP-01.atlarge.net
        ced.com MX preference = 20, mail exchanger = SMTP-02.atlarge.net
        > cis.com
        Server:  officeportal.gateway.2wire.net
        Address:  192.168.254.254
        
        Non-authoritative answer:
        cis.com MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = mail.cis.com
        cis.com MX preference = 20, mail exchanger = blade.cis.com
        
        blade.cis.com   internet address = 68.142.133.218
        >
        It looks to me like DNS is pointing to 2 different servers for both names and this is why you aren't recieving external mails.

        Thank you I will try the nslookup. It aint ced.com its acutally centralequipmentdivision.com but its too long to type many times


        This is what i am getting

        C:\>nslookup
        Default Server: central.w2kdomain.local
        Address: 192.168.0.1

        > set q=mx
        > centralequipmentdivision.com
        Server: central.w2kdomain.local
        Address: 192.168.0.1

        Non-authoritative answer:
        centralequipmentdivision.com MX preference = 0, mail exchanger = mail.central
        irrigationsupply.com
        >
        Last edited by SebaS; 12th May 2006, 18:52.

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        • #5
          Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

          I've never seen an MX preference with 0 before.

          I would ask them to change it to 10 and also add an IP address for the mail server.

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          • #6
            Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

            Originally posted by wullieb1
            I've never seen an MX preference with 0 before.

            I would ask them to change it to 10 and also add an IP address for the mail server.

            Ok say that my IP address for the mail server is the same as my web page.

            68.xxx.xxx.44


            I have the 'A' record pointing to that IP and the MX ced.com is pointing to mail.cis.com.

            Its set right i think.

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            • #7
              Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

              Originally posted by SebaS
              Ok say that my IP address for the mail server is the same as my web page.

              68.xxx.xxx.44


              I have the 'A' record pointing to that IP and the MX ced.com is pointing to mail.cis.com.

              Its set right i think.
              Is internal mail going to the addresses??

              For internal mail you don't need a MX record.

              What i mean is to set the mx preference to 10 and get your isp to add an internet address for your server in your MX record. You may find it does it automatically.

              Right i've just rans some tests on your server and found that each time i use helo and the domain name I get and invalid address.

              Do you have the server setup properly to recieve e-mails for the domain???

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              • #8
                Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

                Originally posted by wullieb1
                Is internal mail going to the addresses??

                For internal mail you don't need a MX record.

                What i mean is to set the mx preference to 10 and get your isp to add an internet address for your server in your MX record. You may find it does it automatically.

                Right i've just rans some tests on your server and found that each time i use helo and the domain name I get and invalid address.

                Do you have the server setup properly to recieve e-mails for the domain???

                Well, i tried sending an email to myself to [email protected] internally and it aint working

                But on my user name properties it shows both email addresses.
                This is crazy.

                This is what i have


                and

                Last edited by SebaS; 12th May 2006, 20:00.

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                • #9
                  Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

                  Have you setup your exchange box to relay mail for that domain??

                  http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=260973

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                  • #10
                    Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

                    Drill down in the first folder labeled Global Settings. There will be an option in there to add domain names you want your server to route mail to. Add @centralequipmentdivision.com

                    You're right, that is a mouthful to type
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                    • #11
                      Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

                      Ok wanted to thank you all for the help. I finally managed to have it working.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Adding a second domain address to exchange

                        Originally posted by SebaS
                        Ok wanted to thank you all for the help. I finally managed to have it working.
                        Well done on fixing it.

                        How did you get it working??

                        Post back as it will help others in future.

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