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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Office 365 vs Hosting Exchange at our data center

Please give me your view on this question based on your own experiences. I am trying to determine if I should host our Exchange server in our data center (which host our websites with ~99% uptime). ...
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How to manage cname, MX and Azure

I am hosting my domain at 1&1 and have a VM and a mobile service in Azure. Currently I have set a cname to xxx.cloudapp.net. Now I want to create a subdomain for my Azure mobile service (something ...
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Is an MX record needed?

We have a testing server with its own domain name. We don't want any email to be sent from this domain. We don't want any email to be received on this domain. Is it ok to remove the MX record ...
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MX record on Win 2k8R2 not being recognised?

I'm sure I'm making an obvious mistake here somewhere but I'm stumped where! Trying to set up MX records for my domain (alpinered.co.uk) on the Windows DNS Server. I've got an A record set up for ...
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How can email be redirected from a domain host without mx records to google apps? [closed]

My new domain host (Zymic) doesn't provide email and no mx records, either. Is there a way to direct the email coming in to my domain to google apps (or another domain) without mx records?
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CNAME, openshift, MX

I had records in my DNS panel: subdomain type domain priority (for MX) @ CNAME app-***.rhcloud.com. @ MX mx.yandex.ru. ...
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DNS: external mail - webserver down [closed]

I'm currently running a small plesk server with a couple of domains. I configure all DNS settings of a domain in a custom "zonefile" of the company providing the server (hetzner), stored on hetzner ...
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In DNS check, what “different subnets” and “number of MX records” warnings mean?

In DNS check tools like intodns and dnsstuff, what are the following warnings means and how to avoid: Different subnets : WARNING: Not all of your nameservers are in different subnets. Number of MX ...
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Do I need to have multiple MX records that point to different IPs that are in different subnets even if I only have one dedicated server?

I own and operate a single dedicated server that offers shared web hosting space to my clients including email services. Is it possible to have multiple MX records for each client domain, and have ...
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Postfix doesn't send domain mail to mx

I'm trying to get postfix to forward email to my domain which is hosted by gmail. As I don't have any users on my server nor do I want to. Here's how I have things set up. Let's say you and I have a ...
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DNS Record for Sending Mail Server

Have 3 servers - web server, mail server and outbound-only email server. The outbound-only email server sends transaction based emails on behalf of the web server (password reset, contact us, etc.) ...
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MX DNS one IP two domains

I have two domains: 'example.com' and 'elpmaxe.org' and a server - 'server.example.com' At the moment the mail for 'example.com' is hosted elsewhere so I have set up postfix, dovecot etc to be able ...
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DNS config to handle email for third party subdomain

Our customers host their own email (e.g. company.com), but need our service to handle email addressed to a specific subdomain (e.g. sub.company.com) We'd like to control DNS for their subdomain, ...
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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 ...