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nyc-mac

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I have looked through the Admin guide, the online training and watched all the videos (such as the Apple Webcast) and still cannot see what I am doing wrong. Although I pride myself on being an autodidact I realize that sometimes you just need to pay people...

00) Test server to see if we like Kerio. One domain with only 5 users.

0) I have been assigned to do it - and although I know the Mac OS like the back of my hand and some Server I have never set up a mail server and am just starting to understand the complexities of DNS

1) Intel Mac mini with 2GB ram and static IP

2) dyndns.com DNS and MX

3) Web server works fine on Mac mini with domain I bought and pointed to my static

4) Installed KMS 6.5, went through setup and does not work, nothing in logs.

5) Frustrated that no documentation talks about my situation, what appears to be the most simple deploy imaginable.

6) In config wizard under "domain resolves to" put mx2.mailhop.org as per dyndns listing under "mail exchanger" and not mail.mydomainname.com -- but am confused as to if this is right.

Suggestions to an autodidact? I would feel fine hiring someone for an hour but it seems like they would remote into my KMS for five minutes and I would be out $180... when there is something basic I am missing here...

Sorry for the long post just very frustrated and have a feeling that I am overlooking something easy




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joepmo

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nyc,

A couple of things.

From your description, I gather that DYNDNS is handling the authoritative DNS for your domain.

1) You need to setup an MX record at DYNDNS with a lower priority than the mailhop record. For the hostname "yourdomain.com" you would want an MX record with mail.yourdomain.com and a priority of 10. Then you would have a second MX record for the hostname "yourdomain.com" with mx2.mailhop.org and a priority number higher than 10, like 40 or 50.

2) Do you have a firewall and is it configured to pass port 25 through to your email server?

3) Can you send email within your facility via Kerio?


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