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  • victor Max


    For testing purposes I have a SBS 2003 Server R2 SP2. In the Exchange configuration I normally use the pop3 connectors to fetch the mail but I want to test it with the full use of MX Records.

    Therefore I have a question, the MX Record should be configured by the ISP it should contain our Public IP address and servername? According to the explanation by Daniël this servername should be the FQDN name. Our servername is server1.domainname.local is this what the ISP should know or may I choose a random name like

    We own a website which is hosted at the ISP…

    If the MX Record is created by the ISP and port 25 is open and anonymous access is allowed on the virtual smtp connector what else should I have to change or configure on the Exchange SBS Server?

    Then there are some additional things I don’t fully understand these are:
    Reverse DSN and how it should be configured
    – PTR?
    – A (host) Records
    – Fallback settings at the ISP

    Could someone schematically explain to me the steps which I have to make to setup a perfect MX Record Exchange scheme? or is there a tutorial (for newbies)?

    Thanks in advance


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