> nope...haven't received any mail at home. > nope...haven't created an MX record in DNS. Lemme try to do that The registration needs to be at your ISP or wherever your external DNS is hosted. Modifying your local DNS won't help unless you have that IP listed as the primary DNS for the domain. > OK it may be little obvious that I'm not an Exchange guy. I > have some other email programs that seem easier to configure So far Exchange isn't your problem. If your networking configuration is incorrect then there aren't any e-mail programs that are going to provide inbound e-mail to your home. SMTP and DNS are not unique to the Microsoft world, it comes from Unix.