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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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 ...
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Postfix - receive mails in user account

I have successfully installed and configured postfix mail server, and I can now send mail from my user account mail to another email on the net, through Gmail. What I want to achieve: is to send ...
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Setting DNS for GitHub pages to avoid mail server conflict

I would like to set up a github user page. I have created the repo and now I need to update my DNS records. I have the following DNS entries at the moment: MX Records mail.example.com A Records ...
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MX Record with Google Apps and Hosting

I am a web dev, but I rarely config DNS/A record/MX records. I have a client who registered a new domain name with Google Apps trial, which means the domain name is registered with GoDaddy and the ...
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pointing different records to a CNAME record

I am trying to figure out the following and want to know "why" this is or is not possible. 1) May an MX record “point to” a CNAME record? 2) May a CNAME record “point to” a CNAME record? 3) May an ...
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How to change domain's A record without disabling incoming mail traffic for a while?

I have situation where my domain's A record is pointed to certain IP address, which I need to change, but MX record have destination - to my domain name! How to change A record and to avoid mail ...
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Configure server to foward unroutable emails to another email server

Is it possible to configure a Linux mail server (we're running exim) to forward unhandled emails to another server? Here's an example of what I'm trying to accomplish: an email get's send to ...
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Using a secondary ISP for Exchange failover

Good morning all, I searched and couldn't find an answer to the following question. We have our Exchange server 2010 in house, which was set up before I came to the company. Last week we got another ...
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Can I have two different MX records with one domain

can I have MX records of two different provider for one domain ? Like now I've Google Apps MX records set up on my domain control panel. What If I add ZOHO MX records as well as Google's ? would the ...
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Required entries in DNS records [closed]

Writing a brief best practices technical document for in house. A Records for hostname / IP mapping (blank).mydomain.com www.mydomain.com *.mydomain.com -can also add subdomain, ftp, cpanel, etc ...
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Server Move - MX Record pointed wrongly

I am trying to move a site from host A to host B and email is hosted in host C and we would like to retain the same. I have set the same MX record for both A and B, however when I run a test at ...
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BIND and SERVFAIL

I know that this is a little outside the scope of this website, but I am trying to set up a test DNS server, and it absolutely refuses to resolve the local domains. I've tried following the advice of ...
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sendmail - local mail delivery if user exists, otherwise to external mail server?

i have a debian vps with webmin, The TLD for the server has its MX pointing to a different server, I would like it so any mail generated locally, say by the shopping cart would be ...
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What's the difference between an MX record and a `@` host record?

I am rather new to DNS, and I am not sure as to how I should transfer the hosting of a website from one server to another, as well as the email and/or without the email. I inherited the following ...
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How to add exception for backup MX to tumgreyspf?

I have an Ubuntu raring server running postfix/dovecot as an email server, with tumgreyspf doing greylisting and SPF checks. My problem is that I also have a backup MX server, that is supposed to ...
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Setting up Outlook.com as mail server MX record trailing dot

Outlook.com is allowing to connect your domain to their email servers. To validate the domain they give you the following instructions: In my domain registrar i've defined mysite.org.il. 86400 ...
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Email routing to local server instead of remote

I'm not an expert on servers but have identified an issue with my webhost and their email setup. I've approached the hosting company about it, but being Hong Kong based a language barrier is ...
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rDNS setup to prevent emails appearing as spam / phishing messages

We are trying to send email without the email appearing in the spam folder. The emails that we are sending is solicited bulk email. The main problem is that the emails are appearing as phishing ...