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    getting my server to accept emails

    What do I need to do to get my server to accept emails for a domain? My company has multiple subcompanies so we got a few different domains here. We just added a new one and I contacted our provider to get the MX record for that domain to point to our server. But when i try jump on gmail and try to send an email to this new domain, its get rejected.

    We got exchange 2003 if it matters.

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    Does sending locally work OK?

    The MX is all you really need as well as a correctly configured external ip/port allocation for exchange.

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    what's the domain, and what's the error message you're seeing?

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    You will need to go into exchange and set it up to accept email from the new domain name:

    Configuring Exchange to receive mail for multiple domains

    If this is not done the server does not know that it is supposed to accept email for that domain and drops it.

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    Have you gone into the router and forwarded port 25 to the exchange

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    You will need to go into exchange and set it up to accept email from the new domain name:

    Configuring Exchange to receive mail for multiple domains

    If this is not done the server does not know that it is supposed to accept email for that domain and drops it.
    this did the trick, thanks! I knew I had to somehow let my server know to accept email for this domain, I just didn't know how.

    On a side note,this got me thinking, whats to stop someone from changing an MX record for a domain that is not there's and pointing it to their mailserver? For this domain, all I did was tell my provider, "hey, point emails directed to @xyz.com to my mailserver". Whats to stop me from doing this for a domain that I do not own.

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    You need to be able to change your DNS records. I assume your current provide has a way to check you are who you say you are and that you are allowed to submit changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    You need to be able to change your DNS records. I assume your current provide has a way to check you are who you say you are and that you are allowed to submit changes.


    ..and if they don't, run away fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    ..and if they don't, run away fast.
    Just after they change the TAG to another provider, like mythic-beasts, who are lovely.

    With them and most providers, you have to logon to a secure login panel and then submit it. It's all logged and secure.



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