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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MX record, different mail and web server

My domain(www.site.com) is hosted on a webserver running cPanel. My mails are handled by my ISP's server. To retrieve my mails, I use the following setting given by my ISP: pop3.isp.com smtp.isp.com ...
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Using aliases for MX records

I have a domain, say example.com, and don't run my own mailserver so I use my ISP's, say myisp.com, so in my DNS the MX records point to ex1.myisp.com and ex2.myisp.com. I also have an ill-conceived ...
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Are separate dns records necessary for web and mail on a single server?

When setting up a web/mail server on a single server or VPS with one IP address almost every guide online follows the same structure for DNS: example.com. IN A 192.0.2.0 ...
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2 email systems, MX records on different name servers, can they work at the same time?

I'm working with a church that has a website hosted by an outside company that handles all of the DNS for them (we just point our NS records to their servers). The platform (FaithConnector) includes ...
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Ubuntu Linux - Postfix is rejecting all email coming from non-localhost

I am not sure exactly what is going wrong here, but my server (Postfix?) seems to be rejecting all external emails going to the server mydomain.info. Here is the bounce-back message I am receving, ...
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Lost emails during MX change to gmail

I recently moved emails for domains that I host to gmail (keeping the @mydomain.com email address). I thought I was doing everything right so no emails would be lost, but this turned out not to be the ...
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Google MX records won't update

I've read through other questions like this but on and off for 3 weeks now I keep trying to update my mx records in my Google apps account but it always stops at 48 hours and says to try again. I'm ...
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Exchange Receiving Mail Outside Domain, without using MX

Sorry if this is crazy sounding or not feasible, just a student trying to toy with Exchange in my own lab. I'm using ad.chigs.me as my FQDN for my Active Directory install on Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
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DNS Zone - redirect mail to another ip

I'm have my DNS server set like this: mail A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx mail MX 10 because I want to redirect all mail traffic on server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx but it does not forward my emails to this ...
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No MX record found for mail.mydomain.com

I am following this guide on how to set up a mail server, Postfix, and one of the assumptions is that I should have an MX record for mail.mydomain.com. Postfix Guide However, I only have an MX record ...
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If I see domains MX to google, which address I will have?

If I set my domain's MX records to google as it said here http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33915 then what address I will have if my domain is mydomain.com and my email on ...
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Does adding new MX record go along with adding a new CNAME record?

If I add an MX record for a subdomain email address, do I also need to add a CNAME for that subdomain? For example I want email addresses like *@mysubdomain.mydomain.com to be handled by a different ...
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How do I set an MX record in Route53 for a GoDaddy domain?

Can't seem to find an answer to this question on AWS' forum, not in the Route53 manual, nor on Stackoverflow/Serverfault in a way that makes sense...and GoDaddy's support sure as heck ain't got an ...
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How to define TXT SPF record with multiple senders

My setup: DNS hosted by BigCommerce which is our eCommerce and website host BigCommerce automatically created an SPF record like this: "v=spf1 +a +mx include:_spf.bigcommerce.com -all" I used a ...
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Null MX records

The IETF appears to have had a draft to specify a null mx record whereby a domain would not handle mail and mail delivery systems would fail and return a undeliverable system immediately by directing ...
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MX Subzone DNS Setup on xname.org

I've a zone example.tld configured with a wildcard CNAME (1&1), A records (custom & 1&1), MX records (1&1), and a subzone record (NS) pointing to ns1.xname.org. I've configured the ...
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Point domain to cPanel and Google Apps

I want to point my domain to cPanel for hosting and Google Apps for email and same time I want the domain to ignore mx entry on the server so if the server goes down I can still receiving emails to ...
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how solve ERROR: No reverse DNS (PTR) entries. The error MX records are:

i have remote access to my windows server 2008 r2(DNS-IIS-FTP-MAIL), please see the link below for my web site : http://www.intodns.com/polyafzar.com how can i fix the error below in my server : ...
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DNS MX configuration

Can anybody confirm this would work ? I have two MX-configured DNS records to handle smtp and pop. I'd like to implement a 'mailing list' server in another machine so: Would it do any harm the fact ...
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VPS with WHM - Email Setup

this is my first time (well the past 3 days) hosting my own accounts on a VPS. I have this with heartinternet and also had a resellers account which I'm now trying to transfer everything across to the ...
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What's the ideal greylist scheme with multiple MX in different locations?

We currently have two MX servers in the same physical rack, they are sharing the same greylist database, and everything seems to work well. The two MX have different priorities and they are on two ...
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How do I setup a secondary incoming mail server?

I currently have a server running Debian 6, with postfix and dovecot handling email. This server hosts email for a number of domains and users, so I use MySQL as my backing store for users and ...
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Catch-all subdomains email

I want to catch all emails sent to * @ *.domain.com to a single account, how do I do that? I've already set up a wildcard MX record, and it resolves correctly. But I'm having trouble finding any ...
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Mailman for lists with an external mail server for mailboxes

I learned how to setup Mailman with Postfix for a domain like "@lists.domain.com But for regular mailboxes for this domain, I'd like to use the free email hosting solution of the hosting company ...
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MX records not correctly updated by the Google DNS servers

We are currently losing some e-mail and we discovered that this is caused by a wrong DNS setting. We used a CNAME for our MX record an thats not allowed. So about 2 weeks ago we changed it to an ...
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Subdomains for MX using CNAMEs

Let's say I've got a wildcard subdomain CNAME for root domain: *.domain.com CNAME domain.com domain.com A 130.71.45.31 This works well for websites, e.g. subdomain.domain.com. Now let's say I have ...
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How to have an MX Entry set only for one email

So I'm using cPANEL, and I have a problem with my email. I recently took the hosting of a website and i try to make the emails work the same way as they use too. One of the users has a gMail account ...
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Postfix :: redirect spam mail to different mx transport?

Postfix with spamassassin. Acts as an anti-spam gateway for a domain. Scans and then relays. I want to take mail that has been tagged as spam by spamassassin, and send it to a different mail server ...
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Can I have a CNAME and an A-record for the same domain name?

I have a dedicated domain mydomain.com and I have a Windows Azure service that has to send email from addresses @mydomain.com. I found a mail service that agrees to send email "on behalf" of my ...
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1 domain name, 2 servers (one for web hosting, one for email)

I help out a charity with web development and any tech related things and out setup was (until recently): domain purchased from one company (123-reg) web hosting + email provided by another company ...
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Can you lookup a domains past nameserver & mx record history?

If is possible to find out which nameservers a domain was previously pointing too? I need to try and find where a domain was previously hosted so that I can try and gain access to an old hosted email ...
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dns/mx records for sub domain

Currently we are using a DNS service (GoDaddy), an email service (GoDaddy), and a hosting service (Squarespace). I want to start a mailman mailing list on this domain, but want to use yet another ...
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Correct DNS settings for my server setup

I am struggling to understand the correct DNS settings for my server setup. I have a web server with a single IP and 6 domains hosted on it. I got IIS6's SMTP virtual server working yesterday and ...
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Set up mailserver on windows server 2008 r2 with only dns(no active directory) [closed]

This is a college assignment, for those who don't want to answer those. I have an environment of 4 virtual machines. 2 Win7 Pro clients, 2 Win2008 r2 servers. All 64-bit. I have the DNS server role ...
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How should I manage a domain that has certain nameservers but MX records pointing elsewhere?

I am with a small business redesigning other companies' websites. Often we will host their new website on our Linode account but they will have their email handled with some other provider. One ...
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How do I set my MX records such that mail to my domain goes one place, and mail to all subdomains goes elsewhere?

I have a domain name example.com, for which I'd like mail to be routed to different servers depending on the circumstances. Mail sent to an @example.com address should go to the server ...
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Mail bouncing when using a CNAME for domain root and load balancing

We recently moved to EC2 and started using amazon's elb for load balancing. We're using CloudFlare for DNS which allows us to use a cname the domain root. However, we occasionally have people tell ...
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Sending an email to @example.com when the server is example.com

I am a noob system admin and here is my case: I have a web application (example.com) installed on dedicated server. This application sends emails to clients successfully. I created a Google Business ...
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Fixing typos in user-entered email addresses

We see some typo domains in our mail queue from time to time and I have been thinking of using our internal DNS server to correct these people's mistakes. Some examples from the current mail queue: ...
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DNS: Google Apps Mail MX record issue caused by CNAME from EC2

I want to host my website on EC2 and my mail servers on Google Apps. This would seem to be simple but I can't get the receiving of Mail to work due to a DNS issue. I have changed the MX records as ...
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Setting MX records to allow different servers to send and receive email

I have a site (mydomain.com) that uses the hosting service to send and receive emails (the MX points to mail.mydomain.com). Now I want to keep the same server to send emails but use a third party ...
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Preventing MX record fallback

I have a website, example.com, running on a Windows 2008 server with IIS 7 and the "IIS 6" SMTP service. The website regularly sends out emails to info@example.com. In rare instances, the MX record ...
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Move web hosting to from HostGator to another provider, keep HostGator email

Similarly to this question, I have a client with a site hosted on HostGator which I wish to move to my own Linode. I know enough to navigate normal DNS settings, and assumed that simply changing the ...
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getting PHP mail() to work when MX records redirect all mail traffic to another server. (Postfix, sendmail)

Some background info: I have a website (lets say 'example.com') running off a LAMP server (ubuntu 10.04), and all mail traffic is handled by an external email service. My DNS records are set so that ...
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Is @ the same as the IP address for @ in the MX record entry of a zone file?

I have the following configuration in my DNS Zone. I want to switch the @ record to a different IP address, but I want to keep the MX records the same. Please note the IP address has been changed to ...
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How to force emails through reseller dedicated IP using WHM/cPanel

I followed this tutorial: http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/WHMDocs/EximDifferentIps To specify "which IP addresses specific domains on your server should send mail with Exim". ...
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Storing emails elsewhere when Exchange server goes down

I will be setting up an Exchange email server at work soon but one thing I would like to know is what would happen if the mail server is down. Where would incoming messages go? I understand that ...
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Google Apps - Wildcard MX record to handle multiple sub domain aliases

I have added several wildcard MX records on my Domain Management Console, which all point to Google Email server and their backup email servers, e.g. 10 *.mydomain.net ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM ...
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Ubuntu, mail servers and MX records

Some background: I have set up an Ubuntu cloud server on Rackspace where I host two domains, say, www.domain1.co.uk and www.domain2.co.uk. Both domains are hosted on the same cloud server. I ...
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Are SPF needed for domains that do not send mails and do not have MX record?

I have some domains registered that do not send mails. I have totally removed MX record for these domains on my DNS. Is it still useful to set an SPF record in order to avoid spammer to send mails ...