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Anonymous
August 26, 2004 8:00:28 PM

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We run an xxx.net internal domain and an xxx.org external
domain. In my DNS I have the xxx.net MX record but I do
not have a xxx.org MX record.

We are running MS Exchange 2003 and mail is going Ok in
and out. However, we have a SMTP application that is not
generating e-mail messages as it should which are
destined for the user@xxx.org on our server.

Suggestions or helpful comments are very welcome!

Thanks,
Jolly Ollie

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Anonymous
August 26, 2004 9:30:26 PM

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It's not "generating" the emails, or it's not sending them.

If the problem is with sending, you need to clarify how the SMTP server is
configured for TCP/IP. You also need to explain which server is the
destination SMTP server. I assume xxx.org is hosted by someone else, right?
So, the MX for xxx.org should be hosted by that someone else. If so, then
all your server needs to do is lookup the MX and send the mail. If the
problem is that the destination SMTP server is INTERNAL, then you may have
to do a little trick on your internal DNS server to get this to work.

Before wasting time describing the "trick" (which may not be applicable to
you anyway), let us know exactly what the real problem is.

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"Jolly Ollie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0f4001c48bc0$7afc6700$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> We run an xxx.net internal domain and an xxx.org external
> domain. In my DNS I have the xxx.net MX record but I do
> not have a xxx.org MX record.
>
> We are running MS Exchange 2003 and mail is going Ok in
> and out. However, we have a SMTP application that is not
> generating e-mail messages as it should which are
> destined for the user@xxx.org on our server.
>
> Suggestions or helpful comments are very welcome!
>
> Thanks,
> Jolly Ollie
Anonymous
August 27, 2004 2:41:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

You don't need an MX record in your internal DNS. That's for mail servers to
find other mail servers. If you have a client that needs to reach a mail
server, make sure the name of the server can be resolved via DNS, and make
sure you've set up your app/client to access/authenticate to the appropriate
SMTP server as need be.

Jolly Ollie wrote:
> We run an xxx.net internal domain and an xxx.org external
> domain. In my DNS I have the xxx.net MX record but I do
> not have a xxx.org MX record.
>
> We are running MS Exchange 2003 and mail is going Ok in
> and out. However, we have a SMTP application that is not
> generating e-mail messages as it should which are
> destined for the user@xxx.org on our server.
>
> Suggestions or helpful comments are very welcome!
>
> Thanks,
> Jolly Ollie
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Anonymous
August 27, 2004 4:50:54 AM

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Thanks for the information. The Exchange 2003 Server is
internal. I thoght it was a long shot for this to be a
DNS issue since I also tried sending mail to our
user@xxx.net e-mail box as well and no go there. I am
going back to the application folks and take the issue up
with them.

Thanks very much for your time!

Jolly Ollie


>-----Original Message-----
>We run an xxx.net internal domain and an xxx.org
external
>domain. In my DNS I have the xxx.net MX record but I do
>not have a xxx.org MX record.
>
>We are running MS Exchange 2003 and mail is going Ok in
>and out. However, we have a SMTP application that is
not
>generating e-mail messages as it should which are
>destined for the user@xxx.org on our server.
>
>Suggestions or helpful comments are very welcome!
>
>Thanks,
> Jolly Ollie
>.
>
Anonymous
August 27, 2004 12:44:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.dns (More info?)

In news:120801c48c0a$948e93b0$a501280a@phx.gbl,
Jolly Ollie <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> made a post then I
commented below
> Thanks for the information. The Exchange 2003 Server is
> internal. I thoght it was a long shot for this to be a
> DNS issue since I also tried sending mail to our
> user@xxx.net e-mail box as well and no go there. I am
> going back to the application folks and take the issue up
> with them.
>
> Thanks very much for your time!
>
> Jolly Ollie
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> We run an xxx.net internal domain and an xxx.org external
>> domain. In my DNS I have the xxx.net MX record but I do
>> not have a xxx.org MX record.
>>
>> We are running MS Exchange 2003 and mail is going Ok in
>> and out. However, we have a SMTP application that is not
>> generating e-mail messages as it should which are
>> destined for the user@xxx.org on our server.
>>
>> Suggestions or helpful comments are very welcome!
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Jolly Ollie
>> .

Did you create the "mail" A record in the xxx.net zone?

As others have said, no need for the MX, unless you are truly hosting the
domain name on the Internet.

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