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Hi there,

I'm going to be migrating a server of around 30 users from MS Exchange to Kerio, all being well. I'm trying to set this up in development mode on a spare Mac I have laying around.

I've got the step-by-step guide and one part that confuses me is where I add a DNS server in part 1.1

Where on a Mac or in Kerio do I add these settings. We own a spare domain called bendart.co.uk and will be using this for test purposes.

I can't figure out where I'm supposed to be making adjustments as there's nothing in the backend of Kerio as regards DNS?

Many thanks.

Cheers.
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marook

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DNS is done on your DNS manager, either in Server Admin in OS X Server or elseware.
But the clients that need to be able to resolve that also...

Seems likke your doamin is hosted here: dessol.co.uk
Wink

Regards,

Jakob Peterhänsel
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fRAiLtY-

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Hi there,

I'm just on OS X not OS X Server. The domain is pointed at our webserver which we have root access to and can edit DNS zones and A,MX records.

I believe I followed the guide correctly but the e-mails get bounced back if I try to send to it saying "Unknown user".

Cheers
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marook

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Hi again,

You domain's mail has no link to the website!
The MX records for the domain is:
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;bendart.co.uk.			IN	MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:
bendart.co.uk.		3600	IN	MX	10 email.dessol.com.
bendart.co.uk.		3600	IN	MX	5 email2.dessol.com.


The website is at:
;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.bendart.co.uk.	3600	IN	A	188.40.119.215


You need to access the DNS setup system (or ask your ISP/DNS provider) to change the MX records, to the one with the lowest number point to the hostname og the test server. Ther eis no 'root' access required to you website.. Wink

In order to use it in production, the public PTR record for the public IP needs to point back to hostname of the server.

If you don't know what this means - ask the people that do (at your ISP..)
Or keep it internal..
If you have an internal DNS server in the company, you can create the DNS zone internally and point the correct records to your test server - without interrupting the public records.

Did I mention: If you don't know what this means - ask the people that do (at your ISP.. or internal IT, if you have that..)

Best,

Regards,

Jakob Peterhänsel
Consultant - Humac A/S

Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC)
AppleSeed/CQF member since 1998
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fRAiLtY-

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Thanks, I'll get this actioned now.
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fRAiLtY-

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Hi,

I believe I've done this correctly now, can you please check. An online checker says this:

5	mail.bendart.co.uk	
10	email.dessol.com


Cheers
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marook

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Seems fine, if mail.bendart.co.uk is pointing to the IP of your testserver.
Best way to test, is to try to acces Kerio Webmail via that hostname...

Testing.. testing..

Ok, you have changed the MX record, but you need to add a 'A' record that points to the IP address.. Wink

Regards,

Jakob Peterhänsel
Consultant - Humac A/S

Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC)
AppleSeed/CQF member since 1998
Kerio Messaging Partner
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fRAiLtY-

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The problem is, my test server doesn't have an external IP address, well it does but it's the same as every other networked machine in the building...

How do I get around that?
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stupot1397

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If you have access to the router/firewall, then set up a port forward from the external IP on port 25 to your internal mailserver ip on port 25.

This should allow SMTP connections to your mailserver.

Of course if you dont have this access then there is not much you can do!
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