Domains in Kerio Connect
Article Number: 1121 | Last Updated: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 11:07 AM
Email domain is a unique identifier which is used to recognize to which server messages should be delivered. In email address, the domain identifier follows the @ symbol.
Email domain can differ from the name of the server where Kerio Connect is installed, for example:
Kerio Connect may include any number of email domains.
User accounts are defined separately in each domain. Therefore, domains must be defined before you create user accounts.
Domains are managed in section Configuration → Domain.
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To make messages deliverable, you must specify a DNS name of the server with Kerio Connect installed — the Internet hostname.
Kerio Connect also uses the Internet hostname when establishing the SMTP traffic. When the SMTP connection is established, the EHLO command is used for retrieving the reverse DNS record. The server that communicates with Kerio Connect can perform checks of the reverse DNS record.
If Kerio Connect is running behind NAT, use the Internet hostname of the firewall.
To change the internet hostname:
One domain in Kerio Connect must be set as primary. Users defined in a primary domain use only their username for authentication, not the whole email address.
By default, the first domain you create is set as primary automatically.
To change the primary domain:
Adding new domains
For information about adding new domains to Kerio Connect, read Creating domains in Kerio Connect.