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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Sendmail issue with IPv6

I have an email server configured with multiple-instance of sendmail running each on different IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Everything is running smooth until a point where for some domains/emails ...
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Many domains/sites hosted on same server, CNAME alternatives to avoid writing same IP in DNS?

I have many sites (each one with its own domain) all on the same cPanel hosted server (let's say server IP is 1.1.1.1 and server main domain is myserver.com) All these domains use third party DNS ...
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Redirect Email Bypassing Mx priority number - installing SSL

I have client website hosted on my server but they use a different mail server not hosted with us, so we basically have 1.MX entry to their mail server IP with priority 10 2.DNS A record to ...
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Mail rejected if it is a reply to previous mail

I have the problem that a server is rejecting emails from my mail server if they are replies to previous mails. If a new mail is sent it can be delivered. Either I receive this error message host ...
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Domain migration between two Google apps accounts and Backup/Gateway MX usage

We are trying to merge two google apps accounts. One of the domains will need to end up as a secondary domain within the other google apps account. I think I have found a way to go about this to ...
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Can an email server be set-up on an Azure VM?

I am considering the possibility of setting up a simple SMTP+IMAP email server for internal use on an extra small Azure VM. When I say internal use I don't mean "used by internal users", but for use ...
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Redirecting a particular email via dns?

Is there any way to setup an MX record or similar so that a particular email address on the domain forwards on to another, rather then doing it at the cpanel or app (outlook, gmail) end?
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Will an MX record “follow” a CNAME record?

I have a situation I'm trying to work through that I'm not entirely sure how to solve. Here's the situation: I have a domain, let's say sub.otherdomain.com, that I want to set up e-mail addresses ...
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Emails not making it to domain pointed to by MX record

I'm on a shared Windows host, and I have access to my DNS. I have changed the MX record to point to another domain. The email is not making there. I followed this cookbook ...
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How to set up different MX records for outbound and inbound email?

I would like to use my own outbound email server Haraka with Node.js and Google Apps for inbound mail. Now my domain registrar gives one click Google Apps setup, however I've already set up my own ...
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Does MX Records have anything to do with outbound email?

I'm really confused about the MX Records and generally with email. I've set up Haraka SMTP server for outbound email delivery because I need to send sign up validation emails. If I don't want to ...
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How to resolve SPF configuration to allow Google sending mails?

we are configuring DNS for a GMail service, the MX records are configured as to Google says, however, in the DNS check, there is a warning: SPF must allow Google to send mail on behalf of the domain ...
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Windows Server 2008 DNS server CNAME resolution and TTLs

We have a Windows 2008 SP2 DNS server configured to use root hints. We have a certain MX record lookup that it periodically fails to resolve for our client machines. The lookup is for the MX record ...
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SMTP - Routing in RFC 821 and RFC 2821

RFC 821 indicates that the MAIL verb can be given a <forward-path> argument of the form "@ONE,@TWO:JOE@THREE" to indicate intermediate routing hosts (@ONE,@TWO) and the final receiver of the ...
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Postfix deliver mail to correct mail server based on MX Records

We are using Debian and postfix to send mail for our CMS. Our website and email use the same domain but our email is hosted elsewhere. So, sadly when our server tries to send some mail (from some ...
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CNAME Setup on Different Server

I have domain and hosting at GoDaddy.com with domain earthline.info. But my email is located at CBN.net.id. I have setup the mx with this configuration: But for CNAME, i'm not sure what i must ...
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MX record pointing to Hostgator

I would like to host only my email on host-gator but website on Amazon. How do make it work? The support don't really have the knowledge of this. I tried to create a A record to the hostgator , can ...
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is it possible to add 2 different mx recorId of entry of different registrar in a single domain?

Im having a mail id in google apps for business for one or my domain.since my user accounts has been full (reached 10 users per account).so that i bought yahoo mail service. is it possible to keep ...
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Email forwarding and CNAME records

I have a Heroku app and a domain that maps to it. The host records are set up as follows: Now I want email to admin@mydomain.com to be forwarded to my gmail account. I was told by the support for my ...
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How to preserve MX records when switching domain registrars?

This may be a stupid question, but I am not an expert with DNS yet. I have created a new website for a client that I would like to host with Heroku. The client has registered their domain with Network ...
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Can MX record point to second level domain (example.com), not to third level (mail.example.com)?

In all examples of setting up dns, MX records points to mail.example.com (as I understand, purpose is easily change mail server without touching main host). And even my registrar's backend doesn't ...
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How to find out mail enable dns settings?

I have just installed mail enable on my server. I need help understanding what is the IP of my mail server and where to point my MX records? Say if my server IP is 81.222.222.222 is this where I ...
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Can I use MX records to deliver some addresses to Google Apps and some to my server?

I have whm installed on my VPS, which my domain MX records are pointing to: 0:mail.mydomain.com and whm/cpanel has mail forwarding rules which pipes certain @mydomain email addresses into my CRM ...
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I have a Google Apps account using a co.cc domain. Co.cc have shut down (and deleted all domains) and I caanot recieve email. What do? [closed]

I have a co.cc domain (it was a service that let you register a *.co.cc subdomain for your own use) that I linked with Google Apps. This was so I could have an email address like xxx@yyy.co.cc. Co.cc ...
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CloudFlare; getting rid of the direct-connect subdomain

I'm right now trying to get rid of the direct-connect subdomain which gets added automatically and is not visible in the CloudFlare DNS panel. I've read about it here; ...
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Server is able to receive mail, but mail it sends never get to destination?

I have a OS X Server behind a router. Server's ip address is 10.0.1.3. The router has open ports on everything and an external ip. I've setup my mail exchange. I can receive mail people send to me ...
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Mail is delivered to the wrong server, do TXT records have anything to do with this?… or is it something else?

I have this "new" problem, i just rebuilt the configuration of our domain+server+hosting to new office standards. Here is the setup We have a myexample.com domain with a well known registrar. A "web ...
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Forwarding-service for emails on external hoster by MX-record

I am registering domains on behalf of customers and host their websites on my server. I have complete control over the DNS setup of my customer domains. I still want to host their websites, but I ...
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Dynamic IP and MX Record

I have read that I "must not" use CNAMEs in MX record entries. My in-house mail server is connected to the internet with a provider where the IP changes every two/three months. I have a subdomain ...
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How to configure MX pointing to VPS

This is new stuff for me, so bear with me! I already have a domain (let's say for example xyz.com). This domain is hosted on a shared environment, so there is no way for us to send aprox 30.000 ...
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Reverse DNS is finding someone else's domain

When I do a reverse DNS of my IP address I'm finding a different server name? This isn't my domain name. I was testing my mail server and it gave that warning. How do I fix it? $ nslookup Default ...
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How to setup mx record on registrar?

I am using namesilo.com domain registration and am trying to setup an MX record to point back to my linux server so I can install postfix. But these settings do not work: Is there anything else I ...
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Email-only hosted in Godaddy and website hosted in my server

so there is the thing. The domain registar is Godaddy.I want the email account to stay in godaddy and the website to another machine. i changed the domains nameservers from godaddy panel to point my ...
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How can I configure a mail server to support wildcard addresses and catch them with a server script?

Hello I'd like to know if it's possible to configure a mail server to support wildcard addresses like %@example.com or *@example.com and send those incoming emails not in a mailbox (cause they would ...
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Configuring dnsmasq to handle mx records on pfsense 2.0.1

I know from dnsmasq's man page that it is capable of handling mx records, but I can't seem to find anything in pfsense's web GUI or anywhere online that talks about how to include mx records. I'm ...
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A way for DNS record to say “this domain has no mail server”?

What is the appropriate way to set up a DNS record that says "this domain has no mail server"? I assume I need a special MX record to do this, otherwise it will be assumed that the A record is the ...
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Creating reverse DNS entries which resolve [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reverse DNS - how to correctly configure for SMTP delivery I ran a DNS check and ended up with the following error: FAIL: Found reverse DNS entries which don't resolves ...
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MX records not working on Amazon route 53

I have configured my Amazon route 53 DNS to add the google apps MX records and here is how my route 53 configuration looks like (please ignore the upper red box in the photo) : However, these MX ...
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MX records set up

I just want to know how other people set up their MX-entries for mail accounts used with google apps. I work at a local web-hosting firm and we get a lot of tickets from clients who want to set up ...
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When pointing to new DNS servers is there any chance of E-mails being lost even if the old E-mail hosting service is still up?

I am changing webhosts and will be using the new hosts mail servers instead of the old ones. I have created all the correctly named mailboxes on the new service but have also not yet cut ties with ...
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Configuring DNS & MX records for exchange 2010

i am trying to configure Exchange Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 to receive emails from the internet following the danscourses tutorials: and i followed this video for the DNS & MX ...
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MX setup for a domain registrar and web host with the same domain name

I have a client that has registered their domain through a registrar, then signed up for hosting on through a different provider, but used the same domain for said provider (didn't re-register the ...
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Exchange 2003 issue after changing external DNS mx record

We currently use an external spam filter service that forwards our incoming mail to our internal exchange server. We have decided to stop this service and use Sophos pure messgage on our exchange ...
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Domain Name from 123-reg, VPS from Linode. How to point to Google Mail for Business? [closed]

I have bought a domain from 123-reg.co.uk and have successfully pointed it to the IP Address of my Linode VPS so that going to the domain serves up the pages from the Apache server running on the VPS. ...
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Mails sent to mail server with no MX record

We updated a nameserver for one of our clients domains only to find out later that he already had mails set up a different nameserver (the one we were asked to replace). For the period it was ...
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Multiple DIFFERENT nameservers in a DNS record

I recently moved my hosted website to a friends hosting, in order to do this I changed my DNS nameservers but this has broken a few things, firstly I cannot control subdomains, and secondly my MX ...
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Using 1and1.com Servers, SMTP Mail is Limited - Local XAMPP Server Works As Expected

I'm starting to not like 1and1.com that much. I've used them for years, but mainly for simple sites without much need for configuration. I know there are better hosting companies out and I may go ...
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Testing Mail Server without changing MX records- trick DNS?

I have setup a new mail server which will eventually replace a current mailserver. Now, without changing the MX records to point to the new server, I will be unable to test this mailserver. Is their a ...
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Redirect email using DNS?

I own a custom domain, i.e myself.com. I would like to make all email sent to me@myself.com to be delivered to myself@hotmail.com. I do not want to use Google's Google Apps, or Microsoft's Live ...
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Secondary mail provider

At present I am using Google Apps for my domain, but I want to set up another email provider through my domain as a second MX server, in case Gmail fails (it only promises 99.99% uptime). I tried ...