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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DNS MX vs CNAME entries

I have recently bought a domain for setting up a website. The website is hosted on OpenShift. Since OpenShift doesn't use its own nameservers, I've edited the DNS records on the domain registrar's ...
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Receiving mail in a python process on an aws instance

I'm using a Python smptd server on an AWS instance. It's listening on localhost, port 25. I can send mail to it through a Python smtp client on the same instance. I have an elastic IP associated with ...
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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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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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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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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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Originating (non-critical) emails from a “less-trusted” host

Background We have a webapp running on webapp.example.com that (amongst other things) sends messages by email from time to time. These messages are non-critical: whilst we would like to make a best ...
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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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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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MX Record For Hosted Domain

I have an exchange server with multiple domains hosted on it. Lets say these are the domains. company1.com (main), company2.com, company3.com The server uses email.company1.com for its name on the ...
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Getting a [550 5.1.1 Recipient not found] (Can't receive email) with CloudFlare

I'm having troubles with my email account. I'm using GoDaddy's Email service and the domains that are not connected to CloudFlare are operating just fine. The problem comes in with the domains that I ...
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MX record set up using Zoho mail and Linode DNS manager

I've decided to try Zoho's email service given that it's free up to 10 users. I'm having difficulty getting my mx records to jibe correctly with Zoho. Unfortunately Zoho's documentation is over ...
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Dns filezone setup with mx and spf

I am trying to create a mail server. I bought the domain mastermails.info on godaddy.com. I am struggling with the setup of DNS. Whenever I change something in the MX record to make my server ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Xmail shows error at Gmail

Hello I am using Xmail server at IP 65.75.241.26 hosted at www.softmail.me using which I can send and receive email to/from all email service providers but unable to receive back from Gmail. This ...
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rDNS mx record problem, smtp test fails

down vote favorite I am doing test at mxtoolbox.com ptr: ip -> mydomain.com mx: mydomain.com ->myip but smtp:173.231.15.144 -> OK - myip resolves to myip.hosted.static.hostingfirm.com / Warning - ...
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Exchange 2010 High Availability two sites mx records

I currently have two sites where one is just a spoke that talks back the exchange server at the main site. Luckily I'm finally getting some bandwidth between the two and I'm trying to figure out a ...
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Hosting mail for domain separately - using Godaddy/Plesk/MediaTemple/Heroku

So currently I have a domain name managed through godaddy. Its hosted on Heroku, and I use custom DNS zones through godaddy, as heroku doesn't host email. I have a mediatemple account, which I'd ...
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Can you set default MX records for all forward zones within DNS (Windows Server 2008)

Is there a way to set some default MX records that are added to any new forward zone that is created within the DNS manager in Windows 2008 Standard? If not is there a command line I can run to add ...
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Moved DNS and Email Hosting, Now Can't Send/Receive To/From Domains Hosted on Previous Host

Our company had 4 domains whose emails and DNS were hosted by usintegration.com, and then we moved the email and DNS hosting for 3 of the 4 domains to a new company. Now, the 3 domains that were moved ...
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I have seperated my mailserver from my webserver and now my contact form will not send mail

I have a website (www.example.com) which is hosted with NAME.COM and I also have Exchange Email account (which uses the same domain - admin@example.com ) that is hosted with Crazy Domains I have ...
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Change MX record to another server

I have a host-machine with Centos 7 and a guest machine with Centos 6.6. I want my guest to be a mail server on dedicated static ip for all my domains (on the same host-ip and not). P.S. I use ...
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How to set up email forward via DNS

We currently have old_domain.com as the primary domain in google mail and new_domain.com as an alias. We want to change new_domain.com to the primary domain. Unfortunately google has a 24 hour lock on ...
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A-Record to point to hosting vs. changing DNS while keeping the mail externally

I currently am dealing with a client whose e-mail is hosted on Google. We are just in the process of taking over their domain, but their current hosting company suggests a different set up than I do ...
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Big Trouble with (I think) Outlook X500 addressing

I moved a small client from one hosted Exchange server (Microsoft Office 365) to another (Intermedia.net). Some emails from External senders to the users on the new server host are undeliverable, ...
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Exchange 2007 not delivering to primary MX of one domain

I'm trying to send email to a domain that has two MX records. The higher priority record is IPv4 and the 2nd is IPv6. Exchange gives me a delivery is delayed message in my inbox after I've tried to ...
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Why does RFC 2181 disallow MX record with a CNAME exchange?

According to RFC 2181 http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2181#section-10.3 10.3. MX and NS records The domain name used as the value of a NS resource record, or part of the value of a MX ...
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Error when delivering email to Gmail from my server, and MX records for sub-domains

I hope I'm posting in the right forum. I'm having some trouble with email being sent from a forum I run. The email is coming directly from the sub-domain, as in notifications@community.example.com ...
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Create an MX record alias?

I have a domain example "copperwidgetmakers.com" for this domain, I get mail at washers@copperwidgetmakers.com. A few months ago we got annoyed at typing this in twitter and other sites and we ...
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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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Disable local delivery ONLY for authenticated users in Qmail

We are moving some mailboxes and servers. I'm looking for a way to use remote delivery (with normal MX lookup) instead of local delivery ONLY for authenticated users, in Qmail. connection to port 25 ...
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Second email domain records, stop primary domain email from working after DNS propagation

I have an exchange 2010 server with a public IP address. I recently added a second Accepted Domain to this, tested internally and it worked fine. I then went to the Hosts control panel and added the ...
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Exchange with Postfix MX for technical accounts in same DOMAIN

I have organization configured with Exchange 2007 server with many technical accounts. I would like to migrate technical account to Postfix server with same domain At the moment my structure is: ...
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Bind caching nameserver MX lookup error for Low TTL Records

We are running Bind (9.8) as Caching Nameserver on a CentOS 6.x based mail server. We get frequent domain not found error for certain domains resulting in mail delivery failure. It was discovered ...
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DNS - Multiple MX records not working for a single domain

I have one domain, let's call it example.com with 2 MX records. The first record points to my on site Exchange 2013 server with a priority of zero, making it the preferred server. The second record ...
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“Reverse” traffic routing with Google Apps + web host?

I'm a very experienced web designer with only minimal experience with web traffic routing. I'm also a hosting reseller who got bitten by the Great HostGator Crash of 2014, and for one of my hosting ...
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Mail not getting to users on Google when MX records specified in Amazon Route 53

I configured the MX on my Amazon AWS Route53 and I was told that some of the users don't get any emails with this domain. When I send myself an email everything works fine now, and I doubt that ...
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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 ...