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# 93279 17-Nov-2011 10:55
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Hi All, this is my first time posting. 
In our office we run our own mail server with Kerio connect, on a MAc oS 10.6 server machine. 
When I am in the office, I have to set the incoming mail settings to the IP address of the server (192.168.5.X) 

When I go home or out of the office I have to change this to 
While its not much of a problem, I would prefer not to have to change my mail settings all the time, how do I get it to work seamlessly whether I am in the office or at home? 

Doing some google research, I think DNS may not be set up on the Mac server. The IT guy has left our company and is proving to be difficult to work with, so its up to me now. 

Anyone know how to set up DNS correctly on Mac server 10.6? I am not technical so very simple directions please :) 
Also if someone could confirm that in fact I do need DNS for this to work, wouldn't want to waste time trying to set up DNS if it doesn't solve my problem.  

many thanks in Advance

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  # 546401 17-Nov-2011 11:31
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Internally you are connecting directly to the server.
Externally you are using NAT.

Can you not retain the external settings while at work? An issue with this would be that the traffic goes outside your LAN and comes back in via the public ip and NAT (costs = bandwidth and security).

Can you add network locations on your personal mac, so when you connect at work so it chooses network settings appropriately?


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  # 546532 17-Nov-2011 14:44
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Answered in your other thread. 

Don't make duplicate threads, it just fragments the replies. 

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