Properly configuring an MX Record with GoDaddy

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
Hello Everyone,

I have a mail server setup at the IP Address: For the domain

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

Here is my current setup:

A Record -
      Host:  @
Points To:

MX Record -
Priority: 10
Goes To:

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.

Question by:ChrisH3
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    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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    You have to do as foolows

    first create mail A record

    mail    A

    Now you have to create MX record

    @      MX  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

    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.
    Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

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