Add MX Record in Windows DNS Server

MX record is a special type of DNS record that serves for the sole purpose of email communication. MX itself stands for Mail Exchanger and is a prerequisite when configuring email server. In other words, if your organization hosts an email server, then your DNS server should have MX record pointing to that email server. […]

Configure Exchange Server 2016 to Send and Receive External Emails

After installing Exchange 2016, you need to configure Send connectors and Receive Connectors so that Exchange server can send and receive emails. In this post, I will show steps to configure Exchange Server 2016 to Send and Receive External Emails. To configure Exchange Server 2016 to send and receive external emails, you need to configure […]

Create User Mailbox in Exchange 2016

Recipients are heart of Microsoft Exchange server. There are different types of recipient in Exchange 2016 and mailboxes are the ones mostly used. After installing Exchange 2016, you can create user mailboxes which is one of the most commonly used mailbox type. In this post, I will show steps to create user mailbox in Exchange 2016. User mailbox is […]

Configure Offline Address Book in Exchange 2013

Offline address book is used by Office Outlook so that users can locate contact information even when they are not connected to the server. Offline address book works when the Outlook client is configured in cache mode or when it is in offline mode. So how does offline address book distribution works? At first, Autodiscover […]

Configure Address Lists in Exchange Server 2013

Address lists are a group of recipient’s email addresses. Address list can have any of the recipient types supported by Exchange 2013, like user mailbox, shared mailbox, room mailbox and so on. Address lists are used to group recipients based on organization’s department, location, or any other criteria so that it is easier for users […]

Setup Public Folders in Exchange Server 2013

The changes made in Public Folder architecture is one of the major changes made in Exchange Server 2013. Unlike earlier versions of Exchange, Public Folders in Exchange 2013 are now stored in mailbox called public folder mailbox. Folder hierarchy and contents are stored in this public folder mailbox. This mailbox is stored in Exchange database […]

Create Shared Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013

There are scenarios where companies want single mailbox to be accessed by more than one employee. Companies have email addresses like,, and so on. So organizations want the same mailbox to be managed by one or more employee of the company. In Exchange Server 2013, you can create a shared mailbox and grant permissions […]