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How to setup an MX using GoDaddy.com's control panel to point to our exchange server

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how to setup an MX using GoDaddy.com's control panel... to point to our Exchange server... i did this in the DNS panel
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in the HOST
       a        <public IP for our exchange>         1 Hour

      @       72.167.232.172                        1 Hour

in the MX
        10        @        <public IP for our exchange>        1 Hour
      
      30       a         mx.<our domain>.com                1 Hou
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when i did that i start receiving mail but some of our client cant send to us
when they send to us it feed them back with the following

> 168.144.1.236 does not like recipient.
> Remote host said: 550-It appears that the DNS operator for basamhind.com
> 550-has installed an invalid MX record with an IP address
> 550 instead of a domain name on the right hand side.
> Giving up on 168.144.1.236.

please advise
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by:Mestha
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You cannot have IP address for MX records.
You will need to create a new host, type A, of "mail" and then enter your IP address.
Then in the MX record field, enter mail.example.com (where example.com is your domain) as the host.

Simon.
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by:basamh
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if see the configration i did .. i do like what youy say but still the same problem

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in the HOST
      a        <public IP for our exchange>         1 Hour

      @       72.167.232.172                        1 Hour

in the MX
        10        @        <public IP for our exchange>        1 Hour
     
      30       a         mx.<our domain>.com                1 Hou
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by:basamh
ID: 24067348
i use mxtoolbox.com
i get the following
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Checking 212.100.209.149 against 122 known blacklists...
Listed: 1 time(s)
Timeouts:9
                           
             
                           UCEPROTECTL3LISTEDYour ISP /AS25233 is UCEPROTECT-Level3 listed for hosting a total of 3729 abusers. See: Detail
Return codes were: 127.0.0.22100281

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any advise
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by:Mestha
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Did you actually create an A record of mx.example.com ?
DO not rely on the wild card, as that can cause problems. You should have a specific host name in your domain to match.

As for the blacklisting, if your ISP is on the blacklist not a lot you can do about it other than hassle the ISP - which is what the blacklisters want. Their logic is that if the innocent victims of the blacklisting complain the ISP will kick off the spammer.

Simon.
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by:basamh
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i found the solution which is creating a host with the name (MX) as host hold your public IP address then make the mx.domain.com in the mx record  
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I am objecting to the closure request, because that is what I said to do.
Create the host, then set the new host as the MX record.

Simon.
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