Ask the Expert

Delivering email between Exchange server test and production domains

I have an Exchange server in a test domain. I also have multiple production Exchange servers in my production domain that all have trusts established.

When sending an email to the production mail address: abc@production.xyz.com from abc@xyz.com, it does not get delivered. Can you please help me set up the mail delivery?

    Requires Free Membership to View

It sounds like you're trying to send email from an internal test Exchange organization (xyz.com) to an internal production Exchange organization (production.xyz.com).

If this is the case, your sending Exchange server in the test domain will need to point to a DNS server that is aware of the Mail Exchanger (MX) record for production.xyz.com. Once you define this MX record, your sending server will deliver to the appropriate gateway in production.xyz.com.

Do you have comments on this Ask the Expert Q&A? Let us know.

This was first published in September 2009

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: