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Properly configuring an MX Record with GoDaddy

Hello Everyone,

I have a mail server setup at the IP Address: 69.250.107.139. For the domain webdropbox.net.

How should I properly configure the MX Records to point to that IP Address?

Here is my current setup:

A Record -
      Host:  @
Points To: 69.250.107.139

MX Record -
Priority: 10
Host: mail.webdropbox.ne
Goes To: 69.250.107.139

Could someone please clear up this configuration? I have been told my GoDaddy that my MX Records are not set correctly, but they did not explain how to fix it very well.

Chris
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humeniukCommented:
An MX record needs to point to a host name.  That host name, needs to have a corresponding host record to point to a specific IP address.  That will work if the mail server is configured properly.  However, there may be a delay while your DNS changes propagate (up to 48 hours).
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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorCommented:
Hi,

You have to do as foolows

first create mail A record

mail    A   69.250.107.139

Now you have to create MX record

@      MX    mail.webdropbox.ne  1

here 1 is mail server priority so you can choose as you require.

after that please check update record is correct or not with the following URL
http://dnsstuff.com
or
http://dnswatch.info

If you change MX record then there is no issue of propagation record , It is used for receive mails so your mail will be start after the change record. Yes if you curently create Mail A record then it will take  some time to propagate. and in this duration you can check your URL with the following URL.

http://proxify.net
Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
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