RE: Trying to setup home exchange server

  • From: "Hirantha Wijayawardena" <hirantha@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 09:38:37 +0600

When you have a mail server in hand, you have to have a secondary mail
server in case of your primary mail server (your E2K server) unavailable
or down. What secondary mail server does is (your external mail
exchanger in this case) if you're primary went offline secondary will
temporary hold your incoming mails. Most of the companies use their
ISP's mail servers as a secondary mail exchanger.


- Hirantha 


-----Original Message-----
From: RajBaby [mailto:baby_rajan@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 10:00 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Trying to setup home exchange server 

Hi all, 
Iam using a dynamic Ip (dialup) and have exchange server installed on my
win2000 domain controller. 

I have registered with and my domain name would be (deepblue is my hostname) ping by name works fine.

Now for entering the MX record i have a doubt. 
In the noip page information it shows as two sections. 

1) Hostname 

Host type: Dns host (A) 
Ip address:my dynamic ip 

2) Mail options 

Enter name of your external mail exchangers(mx records) 
MX Record           MX priority 

?????                   5 

Here the question mark i have to fill up******* . 

My question is "should i have my MX record already with another ISP? if
not what should i fill up? 
MY computer name is 

By the way i can send email fine!!. 


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