How do I create or edit a MX zone file or entry?

Some times our customers may want to have their web site hosted with us but have their email hosted off-server. This is easily done by using our DNS zone editor. 

  • Automatically Detect Configuration — The server will automatically detect, and use, the configuration set below and detailed under the MX Records heading at the bottom of the page.

  • Local Mail Exchanger — The domain will accept mail, regardless of whether a higher-priority mail exchanger has been designated. (If a higher-priority mail exchanger exists, mail will be routed to both domains.)

  • Backup Mail Exchanger — The domain will act as a backup mail exchanger, holding mail in queue if the primary exchanger becomes unavailable.

     
  • Remote Mail Exchanger — The domain will not accept mail, instead sending it to the primary mail exchanger.

 

Adding a new MX Record

1. Under Add New Record, set the priority for the new MX entry, keeping in mind that 0 is the highest priority.

2. In the Destination text box, type the hostname of the new mail exchanger. Important: This must be a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). You cannot specify an IP address here.

3. Click Add New Record to store the changes.

  

Delete an MX Entry

1. Click Delete next to the appropriate MX entry, in the MX Records list.

2. Confirm that the entry should be deleted by clicking Delete again.

 

Edit an MX Entry

1. Click Edit next to the appropriate MX entry, in the MX Records list. 

2. Change the Priority or Destination as needed.Confirm that the entry should be changed by clicking Edit again.



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