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I am having trouble configuring my mail server. I cannot seem to get the dns entry correct.

Currently I have: RHEL 5.7 hostname = with the ip

A Name>

I need an mx record also. Trouble is do i cannot figure out how do do it?

mx ------>
mx ------> A name
mx ------>

Any ideas on how to configure this?

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what DNS server are you using? – Lucas Kauffman Apr 3 '12 at 15:14

As per RFC 1035, an MX record must be a canonical hostname; no A record or CNAME is allowed.

If the box is to handle mail for the entire domain, the record looks like this: IN MX 10
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It will only handle mail for anything on going to not mail for all of – southard Apr 3 '12 at 15:40
So: mx>, just like your last row – Sandman4 Apr 3 '12 at 16:02
I thought an MX record could not point to a A name record? – southard Apr 3 '12 at 16:59
The A record would be the IP address for a given name, not the name. The MX record in this case points at the name. – cjc Apr 3 '12 at 17:43

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