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I would like to change the reply name of my server. For examply, when I go to, it displays the internal domain name of my company (which I do not want to be externally visible).

How can I change the HELO reply of my exchange server? And does it need to be a FQDN?

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If you are sending mail, and your MX is pointed to that server, it should be the FQDN. You want your reverse DNS to match your SMTP banner for a couple reasons. One, to not expose internal server names, and Two, to not look like a spammer.

Start ESM
Go to Servers -> Protocols
Select Default SMTP Virtual Server Properties
Go to Delivery tab
Click Advanced Button
Fully Qualified Domain Name - put what the outside DNS hostname is here
Restart SMTP Service. 
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