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The MX record is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System that specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a recipient's domain.

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Dig shows external configuration?

I'm already trying for 2 days to deal with an answer for this problem. I have a virtual server somewhere and installed postfix/dovecot/mysql. It works somehow. I can login with Outlook with the ...
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MX vs SRV records [on hold]

At first sight, it seems that MX and SRV records serve the same purpose. They both: Point a client to the name of the host the server is on Support prioritizing/fallback I'm aware that MX ...
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Get a catch-all DNS and set a MX for a special domain

I'm trying to set a catch-all configuration with Bind. I've followed this answer and it works fine : http://serverfault.com/a/397011/179968 Now I'm trying to configure my MX record to configure my ...
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ec2 setting up MX record not working

I am trying to set up google business emails for my site and I am having trouble creating the MX records to work. I have added all 5 records and they have not registered. This was add a couple of ...
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Why does RFC 2181 disallow MX record with a CNAME exchange?

According to RFC 2181 http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2181#section-10.3 10.3. MX and NS records The domain name used as the value of a NS resource record, or part of the value of a MX ...
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What's the proper way to setup a domain name to not accept email?

RFC 5321 sec. 5 states that: SMTP clients must look up for an MX record; if no MX record for domain is present, look up for an A Resource Record (RR), and if such record is present, treat it as an ...
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Emails old MX, A and CNAME records [closed]

I need urgent help please. One of my clients had a domain(example.com) which they forgot who they bought it from 3 years ago. i transferred it to my hosting account as addon domain, then they told me ...
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Can send, but not receive email

I am able to send but not receive email on my server - this is similar to an issue I had before, but I've gotten further along and my emails send without issue. I believe the email receiving problem ...
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Error when delivering email to Gmail from my server, and MX records for sub-domains

I hope I'm posting in the right forum. I'm having some trouble with email being sent from a forum I run. The email is coming directly from the sub-domain, as in notifications@community.example.com ...
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Can email be hosted on a different server than the website?

While of course the answer in general is a resounding yes, this is my particular issue. A person has a website "example.com" that is hosted unfortunately at hostgator. There email "@example.com" is ...
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Setup cPanel to use MX records defined at domain registrar level (and not local MX records) [closed]

I use cPanel (without whm on this account) for a number of domains within the same account. For some of these accounts we are only using the related hosting for website hosting, the email is hosted ...
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Mail don't reach server

I have VPS and serve several domains. DNS/MX config should be ok, as for *.com domains mails are both sent and received. Problem is with my country domain - *.hr (Croatia) - mails are sent, but ...
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dns mx record for virtual domain

I am setting up several virtual domains on a single VPS and I'm a little confused about MX records. My desire is for users with email accounts on the various virtually hosted domains to be able to use ...
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Cloudflare secondary name server timeout

I recently switched over to Cloudflare and some people have problem sending mail. I've checked and double checked my DNS settings and they look right. However, I have found that querying the secondary ...
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exchange 2007, dual wan draytek 2925n router with 2 ISPs [closed]

Purchased a Vigor Draytek 2925n dual wan router. Domain is hosted by dreamhost.com and the single mx record points to exchange.mydomain.com Internet is provided by my managed office building: they ...
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Sending mails from a contact form to a mail adress of the same domain but the mailserver is not the same like the hosting server

I have a website example.com/contact with a contact form hosted on one server. For the emails info@example.com I use an other server. In the settings for the domain I redirected the A-entry for the ...
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Mail not getting to users on Google when MX records specified in Amazon Route 53

I configured the MX on my Amazon AWS Route53 and I was told that some of the users don't get any emails with this domain. When I send myself an email everything works fine now, and I doubt that ...
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MX record set up using Zoho mail and Linode DNS manager

I've decided to try Zoho's email service given that it's free up to 10 users. I'm having difficulty getting my mx records to jibe correctly with Zoho. Unfortunately Zoho's documentation is over ...
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how to not bounce, postfix to not return “not found” when the address does not exist [closed]

I want to enable a second MX with the same domain, with some users on different MX. how is this to be done? how do I tell postfix to not bounce, postfix to not return "not found" when the address does ...
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Previous domain owner receives emails 2 years after transfer

Two years ago I purchased a domain from a seller. The domain was hosted from his godaddy account then transferred to my godaddy account. A few days ago, the seller sends me an email saying that he has ...
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Two mx records for two different mail servers in the same domain?

I have a domain named example.com. I want to set two mail servers on this domain. The main purpose to set these mail servers is to have two different mail server, as if we have two different domains ...
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How to check MX record when delivering to virtual domains?

I run an Exim mail server with multiple virtual domains (a setup similar to this). The server is the smarthost for some other servers. Suppose I have a virtual domain example.com which has a ...
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MX Records Error in Windows SBS 2011

i've a problem with MX records in my DNS Server, and i can't figure out why. (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the server IP) Direct Zone: (equals to main) Exchanger Mail (MX) [10] mail.example.com mail ...
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Need to migrate hosting service without email service downtime

I have a client, who uses Gmail with his own domain for email, he updated his mx records and everyting. now we need to switch hosting providers without any email downtime. Email service is really ...
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The correct PTR record in DNS

I'm confused with my DNS records. I own a domain (e.g. example.com).I've set A record for my SMTP server (e.g. smtp.example.com) for outgoing emails. The email address is (e.g. ...
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Exchange 2007 not delivering to primary MX of one domain

I'm trying to send email to a domain that has two MX records. The higher priority record is IPv4 and the 2nd is IPv6. Exchange gives me a delivery is delayed message in my inbox after I've tried to ...
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DNS - How to make existing domain to no longer resolve & maintain functional MX record [duplicate]

I would like an existing domain to no longer resolve (terrible historical SEO? work, content will move to another domain) And at the same time only maintain that domains historical email address for ...
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Emails not being delivered to server from certain mail servers: “domain has no valid mail exchangers”

I'm having trouble with a server that I administer. I've been told that a number of emails aren't coming through. These are consistently from certain people. Here's the bounce error that they ...
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Why is mail going to an old mailserver after I changed the MX records?

I have a strange problem. I had to transfer mails from one server to another. I set up a server with QMail and Plesk, and everything is working. I created mail accounts similar to the accounts on the ...
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Receiving mail in a python process on an aws instance

I'm using a Python smptd server on an AWS instance. It's listening on localhost, port 25. I can send mail to it through a Python smtp client on the same instance. I have an elastic IP associated with ...
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what're the proper DNS record settings for google apps so that my site hosted on another company can send email that won't consider spam [closed]

I'm using Google apps email and I have a website that's hosted on shared hosting company. How should I configure the DNS records so that incoming mail will get to Google but at the same time email ...
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“relay access denied” after changing domain A record

I'm experiencing issues with email, specificially "Relay Access Denied" errors after changing my A record for my apps domain name. It was previously setup like: Host a manages dns (mydomain.com in ...
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How does an MX relay work, as in, how is my SMTP server supposed to use it? [closed]

I'm trying to set up a Postfix server (any other software would be ok for me as well). I don't have a static IP, and that can apparently be quite a problem for e-mail purposes: I managed to "send" ...
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Create an MX record alias?

I have a domain example "copperwidgetmakers.com" for this domain, I get mail at washers@copperwidgetmakers.com. A few months ago we got annoyed at typing this in twitter and other sites and we ...
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Relay Access Denied - Combined with external mail service

I have a client website which is spitting out this error message after you complete any of the forms: Mistake in recipient address! 554 5.7.1 : Relay access denied Mistake in sending data! 221 ...
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smtpdiag tool lists wrong mail servers

I have a weird issue on a server. When i run the smtpdiag tool, it lists the old mail server settings (with mx servers being website.com & mx01.1and1.com). here're the results Checking MX servers ...
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A-Record to point to hosting vs. changing DNS while keeping the mail externally

I currently am dealing with a client whose e-mail is hosted on Google. We are just in the process of taking over their domain, but their current hosting company suggests a different set up than I do ...
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Backup MX server used to queue mail

In short: I need to setup backup MX server, which will queue messages it receives for later delivery through original MX, AND it must only accept messages for mailboxes which will be listed in ...
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Finding valid email service providers in a large list of domains

I have a list of approximately 13K free email/webmail providers from circa 2000. Obviously the vast majority of these services have gone out of business, and the domains have either lapsed, or been ...
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Strange MX Record behaviour / Google Apps

If I check my DNS settings on this site (http://www.dnsinspect.com), I find these settings, which are correct in my opinion: Your name servers returned 5 MX records: 1 aspmx.l.google.com. TTL=86400 ...
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SPF with a Mail Gateway: do I need to put all my mail servers?

I always put all my Mail Servers in SPF declarations, but I'm not sure if this is the correct way to implement SPF. All my mail got routed through a Mail Gateway. Everything goes first to this server ...
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How can you test a backup / secondary MX server?

I'm wanting to set up a secondary MX server using Postfix but I am wondering what is the best way to test this prior to putting into production (by adding its MX entry)? One possible way is to test ...
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Office 365 shuns MX records

I currently have a domain on Office 365 and I am adding a second one. However, the moment I added the new domain and verified ownership by adding the TXT record, my users on the first domain can no ...
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Sending mail from sub-domain on different server from domain getting flagged as spam

Our client owns a server with a domain: website.com We have a server that our client points videos.website.com to. Emails sent from videos.website.com are getting flagged as spam because website.com ...
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Dns filezone setup with mx and spf

I am trying to create a mail server. I bought the domain mastermails.info on godaddy.com. I am struggling with the setup of DNS. Whenever I change something in the MX record to make my server ...
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can't delete Resource Records through CMD in Windows Sever 2008

Final Update Problem erased in the least acceptable way: After re-installing the DNS-Server lead to even more problems, I re-installed the whole Operating System and - up to now - everything works ...
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global autoresponder google apps

We just migrate our main domain to a new one. (@olddomain.com -> @newdomain.com) Now we want that people who send emails to any account in @olddomain.com, receive automatically a message like "the ...
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MX records to ensure failure of email delivery

I'm managing a set of domain names that used to have MX records pointing to a hosted mail service. When the hosted email service was deactivated, emails sent to the (now invalid) addresses resulted in ...
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A record required for MX record?

Previously our domain, let's call it ourdomain.com, pointed to an IP address (our web host). In addition, we use Office 365 to handle our domain email accounts. DNS records: ourdomain.com A ...
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What should be my MX records for postfix configuration like for mail forwarding?

I have a Digital Ocean VPS, at which I installed postfix. I want to do mail forwarding. When I installed postfix I picked No configuration option. Later I set up the following: I created main.cf at ...