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I am trying to sort out a DNS server as I want to host emails directly by having my mail delivered to me using smtp on my exchanger server rather than use POP collectors etc. System: Domain name being held by company. I have access to changing name server settings, a records and MX records. Windows 2003 Small Business Server with Exchange using POP3 collectors, SMTP virtual servers. DNS settings are set to the default configuration when the installation was done. Server has two NIC's, one internal, one external with its own static IP separate from my router. Currently using POP collectors to receive emails, and have on the domain name the URL forwarded to the IP address of my server which is working for basic website. Objective: I want to be able to receive email on the server directly (SMTP) without using any pop collectors. I need to set up MX records etc, but I have no idea at all how to go about this. I am a complete novice when it comes to DNS, and need to be walked through how to do it, literally click for click, and also with an idea what the end result of the DNS tree should look like. I have had a go myself, but don't think I have done it all right, as when I try to change the name server settings for the domain name, I keep getting error messages. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me. Anyone help out there??