Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 230
  • Last Modified:

MX records question

If I have a MX record for "mydomain.com"  called "mail.mydomain.com" and I have a A record under "mydomain.com" called "www.mydomain.com" I have this question. I know email addressed to "users@mydomain.com" would be handled by MX record "mail.mydomain.com" BUT would email addressed to "users@www.mydomain.com" be handled by MX record "mail.mydomain.com"?
0
jjc_mn
Asked:
jjc_mn
  • 2
2 Solutions
 
jar3817Commented:
No, not unless you specify another MX record for www.mydomain.com. Since there isn't an MX record for www, your mail server will either try to deliver the mail to the IP of www.mydomain.com or just give up and send an NDR back to you. It depends on how your email server is setup.
0
 
jar3817Commented:
err...it'll depends on how the SENDER's email server is setup. If there is a chance people will send email to users@www.mydomain.com, just add an MX record pointing to mail.mydomain.com.
0
 
jjc_mnAuthor Commented:
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Lessons on Wi-Fi & Recommendations on KRACK

Simplicity and security can be a difficult  balance for any business to tackle. Join us on December 6th for a look at your company's biggest security gap. We will also address the most recent attack, "KRACK" and provide recommendations on how to secure your Wi-Fi network today!

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now