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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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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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. May an MX record “point to” a CNAME record? May a CNAME record “point to” a CNAME record? May an A record ...
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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 ...
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SPF records, combining suggested records

I have a domain that sends automated email using Amazon SES, regular email using Google Apps and a monthly newsletter using MailChimp. I want to combine the three suggested SPF records into one, but I ...
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map address mail.example.com to sendmail port 25 on example.com

I have a A record for example.com mapped to an ec2 linux instance binded to an elastic ip where I run an apache webserver and where I want to run the sendmail mail server too. I have currently set ...
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Editing the DNS records to receive emails into two email hosting providors?

I have a website and I tried to configure my domain to work my email on Outlook so that I can have my email addresses with my own domain. This worked sucessfully for me. I had two scenarios: ...
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Multi MX records with nonidentical e-mails

I have two domains, one forwarded to the other. I want to use 2 e-mail accounts on both domains as aliased but some e-mails only on the other domain. I will create 2 MX records for both domains with ...
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Testing DNS configuration of domain by using hosts file?

I'm currently migrating a website to another server, and want to test the DNS configuration (more specifically, email MX records) before moving the domain over. I've configured the DNS on the new ...
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How to forward emails from a domain to 2 different servers?

I am not sure the title describes my problem properly, so let me explain. I have a domain called example.com. I have currently set it up for email services from Microsoft Live domains. I have done ...
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How to detect email servers with MX records redirecting to another MX server

We have a project to identify mail servers which has MX record re-directing to another MX server. Does anyone has any idea how to accomplish this?
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Outgoing mail through isp's smtp server is not getting delivered

What's the problem with the following emails? 1- Diagnostic information for administrators: Generating server: mailrelay002.isp.belgacom.be secretariat@lagereschoolbissegem.be [195.47.247.194] ...
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How can I set MX records and confirm emails?

I am working with a friend who has two domains, foo.com and bar.com, and would like to use Google Apps to handle email for those domains. This is something of a virgin install, and Google Apps wants ...
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is there any way to determine the date a domain DNS record like MX record was published?

We need a way to determine when exactly a DNS record such as MX was published for a domain. Does anyone have a clue?
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Emails still arriving to old Exchange server AFTER updating MX Records

We have changed our company MX records to point our emails from a MS Exchange server to Google Apps for business. This was done 2 weeks ago, so the MX records should have propagated, which intodns and ...
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How to point MX record to my VPS

I own a domain and I host a website on github pages. My A record points to github. I'd like to host mail on a VPS (which only has an IP address), but apparently, I cannot use an IP address as an MX ...
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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 ...