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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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 ...
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Setup Mx record for specific host [closed]

I am trying to set up MX record of my domain to point to the google server. According to the google documents I should enter the following values for MX record of my domain ...
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Setting myhostname and Mydomain in postfix for mutiple domains

I have 5 domain names currently pointing to my email server, which is running CentOS 6.5 with Postfix, Dovecot installed. Although I am now only able to receive emails but not send (for reasons I ...
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Sender address rejected (mx record not found)

I am using both Exim and Office 365 to send email - the server sends automated mails from an application using Exim and Office 365 handles day to day user and incoming email etc. I am getting some ...
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Setting MX entries for Failover [closed]

I have a GoDaddy domain as "example.com". I wanted to have my own DNS server for the sub domain secure.example.com. So I added a "A" record "NS" pointing to my IP and a NS record "Secure" pointed to ...
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Removing non-0 priority MX records

I have MX records set up as such: 0: domain.com (runs of the webhost, really bad) 1: GOOGLE ... google I somehow accidentally added the Google Apps mx servers, btu didn't change the priority 0 ...
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Mail Server with different IP than Web Server [closed]

I recently had a problem. Somebody hacked a Wordpress Site of one of my customers and sent about 70.000 Spam Emails. So my Server IP got blacklisted on some Providers. I'm looking now for a solution ...
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Mailserver and MX records in Cloudflare

I built my own mail server using postfix/dovecot in CentOS 6, this is my postconf -n results: alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases command_directory = /usr/sbin ...
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How to DNS emails to vhosted domain to separate server than website

I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I'm not sure of the correct phrases to search to ensure this hasn't been solved yet. I have 2 servers, with PTR records of domain.com and mail.domain.com. The ...
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Using alternate server for specific subdomain - DNS settings

I'm trying to set up DNS records for a domain name, such that mail.domain.com uses a server that is different from any other request to *.domain.com. As I've been going about trying to figure out how ...
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Will MX records with a longer TTL help mitigate effects of DoS attack?

We have our email hosted at Google Apps, and have our DNS servers for the domain setup at Namecheap. About a month ago our website went down (not a big deal, since it's most just a contact info ...
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Does a host/domain used solely for MX records pointing elsewhere need an A record?

I've got a domain on dns.he.net that only has an SOA record, NS records, and one MX (pointing to a totally different host). Does my domain need an A record? Currently nslookup fails since there is no ...
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Do I need an MX record for my main domain?

Let's say I have several domains. bossguy.com is the domain that hosts my mail (IMAP server) and where I ssh in to manage other domains, for example: domain1.com domain2.com domain3.com It makes ...
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How to forward a mail server without MX records?

My company is switching from an old clunky dedicated email server (which we can't maintain anymore) to Google Apps email, and we'd like to start using the Google email now, as the old server regularly ...
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TTL on DNS for domains as a security measure [closed]

Ever since I read this article the other day, I've felt a bit uncomfortable about my domains being stolen. And I've tried taking each measure possible. But one I don't understand completely is TTL. ...
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Using Gmail apps. New VPS. All mail working except incoming mail to @domain.com emails sent from server

So I just noticed this issue, and it's rather urgent we find a solution, it's literally been ongoing unnoticed several days, as any communication being sent to us from our email forms and offer forms ...
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MX lookup failed

This is a part of my dns-zone file: ;; MX Records mx.domain.de. 300 IN MX 1 direct.domain.de. ;; CNAME Records www.domain.de. 300 IN CNAME domain.de. mail.domain.de. 300 IN CNAME ...
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Can I use MX Record Configuration to send one account's email to one server and a second account's email to a different server? [closed]

For example, let's say my MX Record(s) specify: 0 server1 mydomainexample.com 1 server2 mydomainexample.com Now let's say: me@mydomainexample.com is an account on server1 and ...
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Setup backup mail server for Exchange

I am running an Exchange 2013 with about 10 domain names. I currently use DynDNS' backup MX service - which covers a single domain per license. I want to look into creating my own backup MX service ...
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How to override an MX value for a particular domain using a transport_maps but have some form of redundancy

I have a postfix mail server and I want to override an MX value for a particular domain. From my understanding this is can be done by the use of transport_maps ...
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Emails on other server, dns & mx

I must host emails on other server, my way was: Edit DNS to my server MX Record edit in the zone file (editing with a GUI) If I change for example SOA serial, retry, refresh then are my changes ...
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One domain but two MX records for two group of accounts

Here is what I want to try: One Domain: mydomain.com; Two MX Records: one is MX1 (Exchange), the other one is MX2 (Google Apps) Two group of accounts: Teacher accounts are in Exchange; Student ...
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Reverse DNS to match Sophos name, or mail server name

I think this is a simple question with a simple answer. Our domain, cory.co.uk, reports a DNS mismatch when you do and SMTP test on mxtoolbox.com. I think this is causing issues sending to some ...
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DNS Redirect Website to another Server

I have two servers, server 1 and server2. The name serververs of the domain points to server1. 1.I have this configuration regarding Server1 DNS Zones: domain.com. 1200 IN A server2-ip Edit ...
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BIND int/ext views, need to return ext MX to int clients

Any DNS pros out there? I have a problem that's stumping me. I have a BIND DNS server that (with views), supports both internal and external DNS. All internal clients look at the internal view for ...
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Postfix: Transport Maps via Third-Party Relay Host

I have my website and email hosted with a shared host. Unfortunately their servers are using CPanel, so they are limited in their spam protection options. I also have a VPS that I use for testing ...
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Why does MXToolBox not return MX records for my domains hosted with Amazon Route 53?

Ok, this should be straight forward and I'm ashamed I haven't been able to figure this one out for myself, but... I've recently discovered Amazon Route 53 DNS services and I'm now using this for the ...
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Access email from check email from backup mail exchanger

I have hosted my website on godaddy. I have mx record (priority 0) to the mail server in the office. I have another mx record (priority 20, belonging to godaddy) as a backup to hold emails when the ...
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Assist in diagnosing reverse dns mismatch

We seem to have an occasional issue, whereby mail is bypassing our first three MX records, and going to our 4th MX record. This is purely a backup, and we think that the reason it is skipping the ...
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Changing MX records in named zone file

I forgot how all this works. I have a GoDaddy account, using my own DNS and whatnot. I'm having trouble getting my email to work. They said I need to update my MX records. basically, I have the ...
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email arriving at wrong exchange server

We are having problems with receiving email from one customer, where any emails they send to subdomain.domain.com is being received by the exchange server for domain.com, resulting in an error ...
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Sending e-mail to server with external MX

Is it possible to send an e-mail to a server when the MX for the domain is not on this server? I have the following set up: Server A with domain domain.com configured GMail as the Mail Exchanger ...
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redirect emails from one domain to another

i have 2 domains. domain.com and domain.org all my emails are at domain.org so i have user1@domain.org user2@domain.org etc... i want that if some have a mistake and he sends email to ...
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Email hosting on multiple servers

I have a domain with hosting on godaddy while the domain is registered on BigRock. My email Ids are hosted on google apps, which was providing 10 free accounts some time ago. I wish to add few more ...
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Hosting email on Gmail, good idea or not? [closed]

Brief Explanation I am currently hosting mine and all of my clients emails on my Linux server. However, in the past, despite having passwords that no human could possibly remember, let alone ...
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Handling Bounced E-mail with Google Apps for Business

We're sending e-mail from our ASP.NET application (we'll call it @example.com). We use Google Apps for Business to send and receive e-mail sent to xxxx@example.com. Problem is, Delivery Status ...
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Can send mail to users on server, but not from remote email

I am setting up sendmail. I have added mx records for my domain, such as mail.domain.org, and domain.org. I did this a few hours ago. I can send an email to a virtual email from the server, but not ...
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Benefits of using a subdomain for sending email?

Assume I own the domain name, example.org. I am creating a setup where I receive email sent to me@example.org using Google Apps. The MX records for example.org already point to Google's servers and it ...
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Next Step in Migrating Exchange 2003 to GMail (SPF risks when changing MX record vs disable SMTP)

Our company has been struggling to migrate Exchange to GMail for last 2 years (I will leave this for /r/talesfromtechsupport). We have two domains on two different ccTLDs, and lately Exchange is just ...
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Switching hosting, keeping mx records

Nice to meet you all! Here is my dilemma: I have to move a website to another hosting but keep the domain. The client currently has email set up with google apps and the mx records are set up ...
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Can I control which DNS record a client application uses?

I'm trying to make our set of servers more fault tolerant. I have a web server, a mail server and a PBX server that uses SIP. I know that for each service, I can have the DNS return multiple A, MX ...
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Is it possible to divert mail to my domain to Hotmail? [closed]

The mail server that my web host uses for the domain (say abc.com) is not reliable and I may be loosing important mail. Is it possible to divert my mail to hotmail and use hotmail to send and receive ...