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MX record and mail server

Hello. I have a public server running windows server 2003. I have 5 public IP: 88.149.XXX.001 to ...XXX.004. I have web site running on 88.149.XXX.002. I set DNS with my registar my domain (mydomain.it) pointing to it for my web server. All is ok and web server is running. Then i set DNS MX record too for my mail server. I set mail.mydomain.it pointing to 88.149.XXX.001. Problem is that I cannot reach my mail server in any way. The pop3 service doesn't respond on .001. (settting client mail software as outlook to mail.mydomain.it). If i set client software pointing to .002 pop3 service is running and i can login and get mails! but, why isn't it responding with mail.mydomain.it (if I ping mail.mydomain.it from anywhere dns is ok: answer is ....002). Any idea? Thx in advance.
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puckkk
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DeanC30Commented:
Use www.dnsstuff.com to check the DNS set up.
You state above that when you ping mail.mydomain.com the answer is 002.  But you want to connect to mail.mydomain.com on 001.  

Do you have a Host record configured for mail.mydomain.com

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puckkkAuthor Commented:
sorry, wrong typed, answer is .001 that is right. No I don't have. It's what I don't understand, I think. Do I have to run DNS service too on my server to have MX running?
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DeanC30Commented:
As far as I am aware you would need a host record for mail.mydomain.com.  This needs to be added to the same zone as the current MX record.

hth
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puckkkAuthor Commented:
Solved. It was Foxmail client application not refreshing DNS without restarting!!! thx anyway. (MX record is not necessary... I mean, now its' running withouth dsn service running...)
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