Sorry if this is crazy sounding or not feasible, just a student trying to toy with Exchange in my own lab.
I'm using ad.chigs.me as my FQDN for my Active Directory install on Windows Server 2008 R2. currently, I also use that domain for my Google Apps account, so I receive email on Google's servers because the MX records for chigs.me point to Google's servers.
Now, I have Exchange 2010 newly installed on my server. I can send mail to other domains, but if I try sending an email to Exchange, I get the following error:
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
Technical details of permanent failure: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try 550-5.1.1 double-checking the recipient's email address for typos or 550-5.1.1 unnecessary spaces. Learn more at
550 5.1.1 http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=6596 j1si5476356icn.36 (state 14).
Now, that makes me assume that it's trying to find a Google account "firstname.lastname@example.org", because of the MX records. My question is, would it be possible to set up Exchange in a way that it would accept mail NOT using MX records, or at least change some stuff around where anything @chigs.me would go to Google's servers, and anything @ad.chigs.me would go to Exchange?