RE: Question on MX Records

  • From: "William Holmes" <wtholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 15:27:16 -0400



You can switch the ports the exchange 5.5 is using for SMTP and avoid
having to change the MX records.  Look up:;en-us;173903


This allows you to use GFI Mail essentials on port 25. You then have to
configure mail essentials to use the new port that you decided on for




-----Original Message-----
From: Gene O'Brien [mailto:Gene@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 2:50 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Question on MX Records

Hi All,


I'm setting up GFI Mail Essentials for use with our Exchange 5.5 server.
This cannot be on the same server unless you're using Exchange 2000, so
i'm installing it on our Web Server machine (I don't have the budget to
put up a new server, and this should serve the purpose).


Our DNS's MX record currently points to   (the domain is


I guess I need to change that to the web server (and leave as the fallback), right?  Would I have the entry just
read something like this:    mail exchanger = 10    mail exchanger = 20 




Anyone have any help on this?  I'm new to messing with MX records!



Gene O'Brien

Network Administrator

Three Cities Research



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