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FREE for Firewall. Download Now! Administrators who are in the process deploying Active Directory Services will be prompted to install the DNS server role during the AD installation process, as shown in the figure 1 below:. Figure 1. Alternatively Administrators can select to install DNS server role later on or even on a different server, as shown next. Click Next on Before you begin page. Now choose Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next:.
Figure 2. Selecting Role-based or feature-based installation. In the next screen, choose the Select a server from this server pool option and select the server for which the DNS server role is intended.
Once selected, click the Next button as shown in figure Figure 3. Selecting the Server that will host the DNS server role. The next screen allows us to choose the role s that will be installed. Select the DNS server role from the list and click Next to continue:. Figure 4. The next screen is the Features page , where you can safely click Next without selecting any feature from the list.
The next screen provides information on the DNS Server role that's about to be installed. Figure 5. DNS Information. The final screen is a confirmation of roles and services to be installed.
When ready, click on the Install button to for the installation to begin:. Figure 6. Confirm Installation Selections.
The Wizard will provide an update on the installation progress as shown below. Once the installation has completed, click the Close button:. Figure 7.
Installation Progress. Figure 8. Next, select the Forwarders tab. There is another feature called root hints which also does similar job queries the Root DNS servers of the Internet but we prefer using forwarders alongside with public DNS servers:. Figure 9.
Next, click on the Advanced tab. Here you can configure advanced features such as round robin in case of multiple DNS servers , scavenging period and so on. Scavenging is a feature often used as it deletes the stale or inactive DNS records after the configured period, set to 7 days in our example:.
Figure Advanced Options - Scavenging. Next up is the Root Hints tab. Here, you will see list of 13 Root Servers. As we can see, DNS forwarding is pretty much an optional but recommended configuration. It is highly unlikely administrators will ever need to change the Root Hints servers:.
The policies will be shown on the right panel. Normally only the "Default Policy" will be there:.
There you will find a list of domains supported by your exchange server. Usually only your internal active directory server domain will be listed here:. But emails from the internet will be coming in addressed to " mycompany.
Choose "New Now enter the domain name you want to receive email for. Please add a leading " " to the domain name. This is what we entered to support emails addressed to mycompany.
When you OK the above dialog, Exchange will ask you with the next dialog box if you want to add the new address to all new users. Usually you do want exactly that to save some typing later. This is the part of Exchange that accepts incoming emails from POPcon. No special settings are needed to work with POPcon but these are the standard settings in any case:. Please ensure the system that runs POPcon does have the right to connect granted. Under "Relay This might be needed in some configuration and to be sure you should grant the system POPcon runs on relay rights.
All other systems will need to authenticate before accessing the SMTP server to prevent unauthorized users using your system to relay spam:.
Under the "Messages" tab you can restrict message size and number of messages accepted for each connection. Please make sure these settings are liberal enough to allow POPcon to transmit large messages to your server. Also, on this tab you can choose an internal additional recipient for copies of the non-delivery reports.
These NDRs will be sent back to senders of mails addressed to recipients unknown in your Exchange Server and they include a copy of the original message sent. You can use these postmaster copies of the NDRs to manually forward emails sent to mistyped recipients to the correct users.
On the "General" tab you can now choose wether Exchange will send outgoing emails directly to the recipients system "Use DNS The first option, DNS, is more direct but can sometimes cause problems when you use a dialup internet connection because some recipient systems will not accept emails that are coming from your ISP's dialup IP range while pretending to come from your real internet domain.
We choose our ISPs smtp relay server here. Side note about the "Cost" entry: If you want to send emails to some domains via a different route you can create multiple SMTP connectors and set the "Cost" entry of this wildcard connector to a higher value while setting the cost entry of the special domain route to a lower cost but with only the special domain allowed on this page.
This can be used if you generally want to send via DNS and only route to some systems that won't accept your email via some relay server. This allows your to instruct our Exchange server to use a different e-mail server smart host to send e-mails depending on the domain you send to. Unfortunately this is seldom useful and does not allow different smart hosts depending on the sender domain. If you want that please check out our MultiSendcon, the multi-domain send connector for Exchange.
Select "Outbound Security":. And that's already it - Your Exchange is now configured to send email to the internet and receive an SMTP email feed like it will come from POPcon or a direct internet connection.
All you should do now is configure your users' email addresses in the Active directory. You can set one or multiple email addresses for each user to receive email at. We will step through the necessary actions when creating a new user called John Galt.
The resulting dialog will allow you to create a new AD user to log into your server and creates an Exchange mailbox all in one wizard pass: Now the wizard continues into the Exchange Server realm and lets us create a new exchange mailbox. Ok, fine - but wait: What about our desired email address? We need to add this mail address manually. We are back at the AD configuration console and select the properties of our new user "John Galt" by right-clicking on the name:.
And surprise: Actually, Exchange automatically entered this additional email address because we chose so during the editing of the default recipient policies.
But we want this address to be the primary address meaning all email sent by John will get this address as the "senders" and "reply" addresses in the mail headers. So we click on "Set As Primary" and are done:. We could also add more email addresses like info servolutions.
And that's really it - just step through your other user's AD entries and set the appropriate primary and additional email addresses. After going through the above 4 steps your Exchange is configured to send out email but it still can't pull down email from POP3 or IMAP mailboxes on your provider server. For this you need to install and configure POPcon. On this first configuration page you only need to enter the email address of your Postmaster or Administrator user.
The Postmaster will receive all emails without a valid recipient as well as general POPcon status notifications.
It is very important to define a real email address from inside your exchange server here because mails can be lost irretrievably if POPcon forwards some mail with no recipient information to the postmaster and that account does not exist in your exchange server.
For each server or account you need to fill in the POP3 server settings as shown below. If you are using catch-all style mailboxes mailboxes that receive email for a whole domain, regardless of the recipient part before the " " POPcon needs to filter recipients from incoming mail so only the recipients at your own internet domain are accepted.
Please add the domain you consider your own in the "Accepted Recipient Domains" box. This is the same domain you configured earlier in the Exchange Default Policy. POP3 servers are by far the most common mail server types on the internet. IMAP Servers are also quite common and theoretically allow the client to manipulate email folders and move email between folders online.
The name the server you want to have polled. You can also enter the IP address directly. IP portnumber: Under some circumstances, internet routers or firewalls change the port number.
Please ask your network administrator or internet provider. Single user mailbox "user domainname.