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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find server mail address

A friend has asked if I can help him out on a project he's doing, however it looks like I'm struggling! Hoping I'm posting in the right place, many apologies if it's wrong. Been searching all day to ...
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Originating (non-critical) emails from a “less-trusted” host

Background We have a webapp running on webapp.example.com that (amongst other things) sends messages by email from time to time. These messages are non-critical: whilst we would like to make a best ...
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Forward non-hosted .de email addresses to hosted .com

I have a domain with associated web and email hosting package ( let me call it mydomain.com ). I also have a second domain ( mydomain.de ), this one doesn't have email hosting. I would like to make ...
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Changing hosts resulting in 554 5.7.1 <xxx@domain.tld>: Relay access denied

I have a problem with switching my project from hoster A to hoster B. There are three parties involed: the old hoster, the new hoster and NetworkSolutions as a registrar. I have a .com and and a ...
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Postfix and multidomain

I'm trying to setup postfix to use multi-domains mail. Right now, I can send mails to user@ns3289160.ip-5-135-180.eu, but sending mails to user@domain2.com isn't working: I receive the following ...
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How to host on Linode but use GoDaddy mail server?

(I looked at similar topics but no help!)I bought a domain from GoDaddy and set up email accounts on it. Later on I moved my site to Linode. However I want to keep my mail server on godaddy. Currently ...
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Lotus Notes subdomain exchange server

We have a notes server at notesserv01.intra.contoso.com that processes our regular email, and an exchange server at exchserv01.intra.contoso.com for testing purposes. Lotus Notes email addresses are ...
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Is it possibe to do an exclusion in an MX record? [closed]

Is it possible to exclude certain addresses or wild card addresses using an MX record?
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Ignore MX record and send mail directly to an Office365 address [closed]

I'm a bit of an amateur at this so bear with me, here's the problem: The current email provider for the company only allows a single Office365 exchange account per subscription. They do not allow ...
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Getting a [550 5.1.1 Recipient not found] (Can't receive email) with CloudFlare

I'm having troubles with my email account. I'm using GoDaddy's Email service and the domains that are not connected to CloudFlare are operating just fine. The problem comes in with the domains that I ...
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Replacing an MX record with a CNAME that doesn't match the hostname

Today we have 5 companies that all use Google for email services example1.com. 3w IN MX 10 mail.Google.com. example2.com. 3w IN MX 10 mail.Google.com. ...
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Microsoft Exchange sending to incorrect mail server address

My client is having intermittent problems sending email to a few customers. It has really only happened in the last five days and so far only to six different messages but they all have the same ...
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How to block IP addresses from port 25 [closed]

PROBLEM: Users are getting 15-20 SPAM emails per hour, even with SpamAssassin set to its most aggressive settings SOLUTION: SPAM filtering services are available from companies like McAfee (Intel). ...
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What does MX in SPF mean? [duplicate]

I'm setting up an email server, and I'm a bit confused by SPF. Following some examples, I set my SPF record as follows... v=spf1 mx ip4:1.2.3.4 mx:mail.mydomain.com ptr:1.2.3.4 -all I follow what ...
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Redirect email for redirected domain [closed]

I have two domain names with a registrar, one points to a server running plesk with a subscription setup to host the website. The second domain name simply redirects to the first using the registrars ...
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MX or A record issues

We have a mail server (Mailenable) which we are using to sell email accounts to our clients. We have one client that could not send email to a specific domain and they receieve this error from the ...
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Exchange with Postfix MX for technical accounts in same DOMAIN

I have organization configured with Exchange 2007 server with many technical accounts. I would like to migrate technical account to Postfix server with same domain At the moment my structure is: ...
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Moving a web server without moving the email server

I need to move a client's website off their old host and onto their new host without changing their email server. I've read this extremely thorough answer on a similar question ...
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postfix destination full/busy/error try another destination

Does anyone know if it is possible to setup postfix with a destination for a domain. If that destination (which is also running postfix) can't accept the mail because it's disk is full or it is ...
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mx server: multiple domains on one ip

I'm just a bit confused about the correct DNS setup for hosting multiple domains on a single server with one ip. For example the mail server (domain/reverse: example.com) should host 3 domains: ...
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Is it possible to whitelabel MX records? [duplicate]

I have a domain at example.com. I would like to setup email hosting with Zoho email services. Is it possible to setup imap.example.com to forward to imap.zoho.com? I have tried adding a CNAME ...
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change Domain MX

I have a windows server and I set my domain name servers to this server. now I want send email from another server, really my web application and mail server aren't on a same server. the mail server ...
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Bind caching nameserver MX lookup error for Low TTL Records

We are running Bind (9.8) as Caching Nameserver on a CentOS 6.x based mail server. We get frequent domain not found error for certain domains resulting in mail delivery failure. It was discovered ...
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Change of MX records priority seems not to entirely working

I am in the middle of a Cutover Migration from Exchange 2010 to Exchange online. Accidentally for about half a day, i have changed the priority for the Exchange Online MX record to be the lowest ...
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How to set up email forward via DNS

We currently have old_domain.com as the primary domain in google mail and new_domain.com as an alias. We want to change new_domain.com to the primary domain. Unfortunately google has a 24 hour lock on ...
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Why can't MX records point to an IP address?

I understand you should not point a MX record at an IP address directly, but should instead point it to an A record, which, in turns, points to the IP address of your mail server. But, in principle, ...
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DNS - Multiple MX records not working for a single domain

I have one domain, let's call it example.com with 2 MX records. The first record points to my on site Exchange 2013 server with a priority of zero, making it the preferred server. The second record ...
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Postfix relay and store

So, I am setting up a backup mail server. I got it relaying messages (saving them to queue and then, as soon as primary's up, deliver them to primary). It took following two lines: relay_domains = ...
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MX point to different host then web server [on hold]

I have read many answers on the topic, but still it isn't completely clear, I might need help due to the complexity of the matter. I will explain myself: We have a DOMAIN name for or email which is ...
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Moving a domain with Email configured

I have an MX records setup on my domain working with my Exchange 2010 server. Emails are working great. I want to transfer my domain to another provider. So far I have done the following: ...
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“Reverse” traffic routing with Google Apps + web host?

I'm a very experienced web designer with only minimal experience with web traffic routing. I'm also a hosting reseller who got bitten by the Great HostGator Crash of 2014, and for one of my hosting ...
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Does an MX DNS Record Sub-Domain need to exist as another DNS Record?

I am trying to setup a mail server on my Ubuntu server. In setting up the DNS MX Record for the mail server I am confused. I have added an MX record for mail.domain.com simply because it is the ...
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Determining the old MX record [duplicate]

Our sysadmin created our mailserver years ago before he left. We recently decided to use gmail as our mail app and they required us to change the MX record to point to them on amazon route 53 app. I ...
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Multiple MX records pointing to multiple servers for a single domain

Is it possible to have multiple MX records pointing to multiple mail servers for a single domain? Must all mail accounts be identical on each of those servers, or is it possible to have ...
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Set MX records on a CNAME domain (heroku app)

I have a heroku app on a subdomain like x.herokuapp.com which is mapped to my domain name via a CNAME record. I want emails to be handled by zohomail so I've tried setting up MX records but these seem ...
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How can I disable local mail delivery in Centos? [closed]

I want to disable local mail on my Centos VPS because the I have a web form (on a website which is hosted by the VPS) which is delivering mail to the local mailbox rather than looking at MX records to ...
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Website Contact Form stopped working when I moved mailserver [duplicate]

I have a Centos server with ZPanel Installed. This server is used for hosting a website. Previously, I hosted mail on this server using a "Roundcube" mailbox however, I moved to exchange therefore, I ...
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Is it possible to see changed in email headers because of MX record changes? [closed]

I have a need to know when an MX record changed. I know from previous messages that there isn't much online that can help me determine the exact timing of the change, but is there a way in my ...
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Bouncing email due to bad initial MX TTL?

Last Friday night we changed mail servers. We moved off Office 365 to another hosted Exchange Solution (Intermedia.net). We use Godaddy for DNS, and after the server migration stuff was ready and ...
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Big Trouble with (I think) Outlook X500 addressing

I moved a small client from one hosted Exchange server (Microsoft Office 365) to another (Intermedia.net). Some emails from External senders to the users on the new server host are undeliverable, ...
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Dig shows external configuration? [closed]

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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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 ...