We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

We've partnered with Certified Experts, Carl Webster and Richard Faulkner, to bring you a podcast all about Citrix Workspace, moving to the cloud, and analytics & intelligence. Episode 2 coming soon!Listen Now

x

MX Record Help.

cstormer
cstormer asked
on
Medium Priority
539 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-19
I'm trying to get my MX Records straightened out on namecheap.

This is what I have.
HOST NAME        MAILSERVER HOST NAME        MAIL TYPE        MX PREF
@                      mail.domain.com                MX(MX Record)  10

Does that look right to you guys...
Comment
Watch Question

CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2006

Commented:
it looks good .mail server name in namecheap ,i think should end with a "." but even if you forget i think they will add it automatically
Sr. Server Administrator
Commented:
Hi,

The coorrect way is

if you want to set your MX records then you can use like this

@                A                                  < ip address Mail aserver   >
mail             A                                  <ip address mail server>
@               MX(Mx records)              mail.yourdomain.com[40]

The simple logic that if you use any prefix in front of your domain name like www, mail, xyz then you should have to create the A record of that.

In your case
HOST NAME       MAILSERVER HOST NAME       MAIL TYPE       MX PREF

@                      ip adddress                           A                  
mail.                  ip address                            A
@                      mail.domain.com                MX(MX Record)  10

Mx pref is usefull if we use the many mail server

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts
Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.