MX record and mail server

Posted on 2007-10-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
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 ( 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 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 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 (if I ping from anywhere dns is ok: answer is ....002). Any idea? Thx in advance.
Question by:puckkk
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    Accepted Solution

    Use to check the DNS set up.
    You state above that when you ping the answer is 002.  But you want to connect to on 001.  

    Do you have a Host record configured for


    Author Comment

    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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    Expert Comment

    As far as I am aware you would need a host record for  This needs to be added to the same zone as the current MX record.


    Author Comment

    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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